Brandon Heusel

Enjoy the wonderful artwork of Brandon Heusel.  Proudly recipient of our Academy college scholarship.

I am from Grand Island, Nebraska. I graduated from Grand Island Central Catholic High/Jr High School.   For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of building things.

Even as a kid, I felt a pull to make things. That pull was something that came naturally. I enjoyed the peace of mind that comes from building a finished product. I like different kinds of art. I can do many different things with my creativity. My mother said I would play with things and break it down but not want to put things together. I used to play with a toy called K’nex. K’nex is a toy that allows one to create and build things. One of the things that I made was a K’nex prosthetic that would allow one to paint by pushing a button. I am also a good drawer and a lot of my work has been in the Fair.

I recently won several awards from my artwork. I won a gold key from the Nebraska Scholastic Art Award by sculpture and Silver Medal from National Scholastic Art Award! First place in Nebraska State Fair over all and first place in sculpture. This all was one with my metal sculpture I made in Art Club on a farm by welding scrap metal together in 2018. I won Honorable Mention for Senior Portfolio Nebraska Scholastic Art Award and Honorable Mention Nebraska Scholastic for wildlife photo.

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