Susan has a BA in Art Education as well as an Associates Degree in Studio Arts. She has taught classes in pastel, oil, acrylic, collage as well as watercolor. Prior to Covid, she hosted an Open Studio for 15 years in her home studio. For many years she worked with children at Peabody Mill Environmental Center. During the time Susan spent teaching there, she taught them to respect the environment and to create beautiful art from natural materials.