Jan Schopen is a colored pencil artist who grew up in the Midwest and earned a degree in Fine Arts from Taylor University in Indiana. She started working specifically with colored pencils only recently and chooses subject matter that captures her imagination. Her pictures are intense in color, have extreme contrasts in values, and include precise detail. Schopen teaches Colored Pencil classes and Basic Drawing Classes for adults and teens at Mint Hill Arts. Her children’s class series “Magic Pencils” is quite popular too.