“Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk. She said I began to sing before I could talk”.~ ABBA

Art and Music have been a part of Mindy’s life since the beginning. It began with writing songs during recess while sitting in the snow banks in Minnesota or spending every available moment in the art room, learning to play the flute at the age of 9, graduating high school a year early to attend Central Methodist University as a vocal music major and finally teaching music classes for children and voice lessons.
As a serial entrepreneur and business coach, Mindy has owned 6 businesses of her own and assisted in launching more than 250 businesses. It’s this expertise and experience as an entrepreneur, along with her love for music and art that inspired Mindy to join forces with Kathy to launch Expressive.

Mindy is happily married for and has five children and seven grandchildren.

After a 15 years in Graphic Design followed by the full blown “Mom Experience” encapsulated with PTA positions, teaching Sunday School, community activism and exploring the art and science of being a child while running a playground and lunchroom; Kathy relates everything learned into facilitating the art experience. Focused on assuring and proving that everyone is creative, her goal at Expressive is to relay art principles and techniques in a playful unconventional format designed to help translate the gamut of feelings and thoughts into artwork.
 
As a stay at home mother, Kathy owned IDZYN Graphic Design.  She is also the inventor and patent holder of “Family HangUps”, a cribside quilted photo panel.
 
Fun fact: Park College awarded it’s first BA in Graphic Design to Kathy in 1984.

Sheryl Godsy, Creativity Coach, master dabbler and lifelong craft hoarder, Sheryl is excited to have a place where she can share her passions and help others discover theirs. Quasi-retired from being a coach and trainer, Sheryl brings 40+ year of leading groups and workshops for children, youth, and adults to Expressive. Sheryl specializes in a variety of mixed media including mosaic, alcohol inks and Unicorn Spit!

Kansas City Local artist Vania Soto was born in Juarez, Mexico and began selling paintings at age 13. Inspired by proud cultural icons such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, she connects with her by heritage by maintaining influential traditions from this rich past. Building on this theme, Day of the Dead symbolism is prevalent in her work, again as a way of connecting to the longstanding customs of her family and community and expressing its beauty through art. Her main media is acrylics and she also works in mixed media. She describes her work as realism with a pop of surrealism.

Sheryl Godsy, Creativity Coach, master dabbler and lifelong craft hoarder, Sheryl is excited to have a place where she can share her passions and help others discover theirs. Quasi-retired from being a coach and trainer, Sheryl brings 40+ year of leading groups and workshops for children, youth, and adults to Expressive. Sheryl specializes in a variety of mixed media including mosaic, alcohol inks and Unicorn Spit!