Olli Johnson

Instructor, Minneapolis

Olli works at Grahn’s Upholstery in St Paul, MN and is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the vibrant arts community of Minneapolis. Her background is in theater, puppetry and book arts (with a focus on printing & book-binding). As an arts educator, she has taught in the fabulous arts organizations of the Twin Cities for nearly 15 years teaching book arts, puppetry, kinetic art, & cardboard sculpture. In addition to teaching for FLC, she teaches at Mia, Encore, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Artistry. Olli loves to make pop-ups, play her accordion, spend time in her garden and make puppets. Olli has been an enthusiastic student at FLC for the past 3 years and has been absorbing many technical skills from her time spent in a professional workroom. Her windy road to upholstery has led her to be passionate about teaching and removing barriers to learning so that she can equip others with an “anything is possible” attitude.