STUDIO WORKSHOPS……fall updates..
10 Liberty Ship, Way, BAY 2, Studio 252, Sausalito, 94965
DRAWING MY WAY..
The focus of this intimate workshop is on large scale floor and wall drawings using black inks , charcoal, graphite, rags, water oil bars and cold wax. Through the use of movement and large abstract shapes these action drawings will challenge and inspire, bringing your own art practice to new levels…Its a full day!
Dates: August 19 FULL….. Sept.24…..Oct. 15…..Nov. 19…..Dec. 3
Space is limited to four. 11am to 4pm
$160. Includes Materials
OTHER WORKSHOPS::: Hamilton Air Force Base in Navoto
MARIN MOCA WORKSHOPS / HAND PRINT WITH AQUA INKS
DATES: Sept.17…..Oct..22…..Nov.12…..Dec. 10.
For sign ups and class description visit http://www.marinmoca.org
MENTORING, CURATING AND CONSULTATION
This is a one on one private experience. I will review and critique your work. Make suggestions and help you resolve your issues on whatever medium you are working in. I can also discuss your approach to galleries or showing your work. I will come to your studio or you can come to mine. It helps having an experienced eye.
$65. PER HR.
I have taken public classes with Heather, private classes in her studio and have also had her critique my work and help me to curate for shows. Heather has a keen visual aesthetic and delivers feedback in a direct way. She helps me to simplify my overworked pieces and access my playful side to bring whimsy to pieces that need 911. She has years of experience she generously shares and I have really benefited from working with her.
I love love love working with Heather Wilcoxon on my path towards learning how to become an artist. I took a mixed media course with Heather which also included transfer printing and many other techniques. I then took a drawing lesson with her and for the first time in my life was able to draw something that looked like I could really draw. That drawing is attached. Believe me before that lesson I could never draw anything that did not look like a child drew it. And then Heather worked with me to show me how to paint in oils, 2 paintings of my fiance for her 35th birthday which are also attached. Those painting were the best gift she ever received in her life she told me and she was in tears she loved them so much. In addition to being a fabulous teacher Heather is a sweetheart of a human being. She really cares about you and your work and yet she does not make even one brush stroke for you so that what you create is your art completely. I plan to take a private mentoring series with Heather in the future.
I have had the pleasure of her guidance in both print making (monoprinting) and drawing as well. Always prepared, she is fully interested in the student’s response, in the student’s recognition of what is actually happening.
Because I over think much of what I do while creating, she reminds me with quiet, strong instruction NOT to think so doggone much. . . but rather, to respond with the gesture, or with what she has asked. This is not a vocal command by any means, it is implied! Focus on that one request…
Long after I leave her class, I do recall and truly think what she has shown me . . . it stays with me a very long time.
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
Maine College of Art, Visiting Artists Program
Sierra Nevada College Summer Visiting Artists Program