Heather Wilcoxon

Heather Wilcoxon

5.0 (3)
1 employee
33 years in business

About this pro

Teaching Experience: 

Besides teaching workshops, I have taught at the College of Marin, UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco Art Institute, Kennedy University, California College of the Arts, Center for the Book, National Institute of Art and Disabilities and The Richmond Art Center. I have also  been a visiting artist  and lectured at Rollins College, Orlando,Florida, Dominican University, Sonoma State, Maine College of Art and Sierra Nevada College.

Teaching is my way of passing on my knowledge and experience of being a working artist for over 30 years. I am passionate about art making and its process. I have taught all levels of Drawing, Painting, Printing, Collage and Mix Mediums. Making art can be challenging and exciting at the same time. I believe in taking risks and thinking outside the box, letting go and keeping it fresh.    Art Can Change Lives

I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. As well as seeing if they get what I give them. I want studetns to find their own voice in their work and to discover themselves in the art process. 

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Sausalito, CA 94965
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3 Reviews


  • Jennifer Hyned

    Heather is a compassionate, knowledgable teacher. I liked her supportive way of teaching.

  • Kristen Garneau

    The lessons were very smooth yet interesting and got me to think things through in a way I don't usually. I think, as an artist, it would be beneficial to take a class from Heather every 6 months or so to keep my mind open and flexible. Loved my experience.

  • Tamara Thompson

    Heather Wilcoxon is a professional, consummate artist. She is patient, and understands the technical details in each medium. She also is skilled in nurturing creativity in her students.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I discuss what they are interested in and what their goals are.  I also listen to what their concerns are. We talk about what kind of work if any they have done. I talk about the different processes in painting or drawing, or mix mediums. We generally get the feel of eachother and I can help them, through direction and encouragemnt to achieve their goals. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters Degree in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and have taught for years around the Bay Area. San Francisco Art Institute/ Painting, Printmaking,  College of Marin, Drawing, Painting, Kala Institute, printmaking. Presently I am teaching workshops at Marin Moca, printing and Sonoma Community Art Center. I also teach drawing workshops out of my studio and work privately in a mentorship program. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

For private lessons I charge $100. per hr.

For my group workshops I charge $165. (all day)

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at College of Marin  in the adult program. Then I taught in Richmond, CCA, Kennedy Universty, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley Extention, San Francisco Art Institute, College of Marin.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Oil Painting Classes