Artist Bio

A message from Sue Hezel – Owner pen2paper art studio, Artist and Instructor

I’m excited to bring visual art instruction into our community. My concerns about the lack of visual art education locally and in the public schools drove me to found pen2paper. At my new studio location, I am happy to have access to studio space at Knott So Shabby to teach you and your family a variety of artistic methods.

Before sharing my biography with you, please note some important beliefs I have about art instruction.

  • There are no mistakes – only opportunities to be creative.
  • Creating art at ANY AGE is a rewarding experience! It spurs the imagination, allows creativity to flourish and enables unique individual expression!
  • I truly believe (and research supports) that art and the process of nurturing the creative process impart multiple cognitive benefits spanning other disciplines such as math, science and communication. The confidence that results is of key importance to developing innovative minds.

I hope you’ll take advantage of realizing these benefits by enrolling in my art classes and expanding your abilities and understanding of art and experiencing enjoyment from the creative process.

Sue Hezel

Sue teaches the highly regarded eduArts method to help kids and adults of all ages become skilled and enthusiastic artists. The eduArts method of drawing enables Sue to teach in a way that maximizes student’s success and makes them feel confident about trying new things with a focus on realistic drawing techniques.

Painting parties (pen2paper with a twist) with Sue’s guidance are happening at local bars and restaurants as well as private parties at the studio or offsite.  pen2paper with a twist parties offer artists a choice of subject matter so everyone goes home with a custom, meaningful masterpiece!

Besides drawing, Sue can instruct on use of polymer clay, clay, acrylic and watercolor painting techniques, pen & ink, scratchbord, altered books, fused glass, mixed media, zen art, murals and more.

As a committee member of the Monroe County Barn Quilt Trail, Sue shows how art can add a new dimension to the preservation of our local agricultural heritage.  The American Cancer Society and Helping Strays of Monroe County are two non-profts that Sue assists with fundraising efforts involving art – painting parties for Relay For Life groups and mini art lessons for folks participating in creating art for the Tile Wall at the new Helping Strays facility.