Workshops and Mentoring



10 Liberty Ship, Way, BAY 2, Studio 252, Sausalito, 94965



TRANSFER IMAGE WORKSHOP    An exciting printing process you can do without a printing press! Through the use of oil based inks and hand held rubber brayers the image is printed and transferred onto paper.  This is a small intimate workshop where you will receive quality personal guidance. This process is an exciting tool to add to your own art practice.

Dates        April 22..   .May 6th

11am-3pm    Space is Limited to 4…

$165 includes all materials except printing paper . I recommend bringing  3-4 sheets of BFK Reeves printing paper.





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:   May 20th … June 3rd.

Space is limited to four.  11am to 4pm

$150. Includes Materials


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Sierra Nevada College, one week Monoprinting using an etching press… July 24-28th

Heather Wilcoxon




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 defiantly helps having an outside eye. 

$60. PER HR. 




Heather Wilcoxon brings to bear the wealth of her experience as a successful working artist along with an intuitive sense of the needs of those in attendance in her workshops as well as those fortunate enough to participate up close and personally in her mentoring program. I have had the opportunity to work with Heather as a co-facilitator of mixed-media workshops  and to witness first hand the results of her considerable skills as they impact the practice of emerging and established artists” 
Carl Heyward


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.

Bibby Gignilliat


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.

Peter Stolz

Heather Wilcoxon is a one-of-a-kind artist and teacher. Consider yourself fortunate with her instruction. Not necessarily concerned with pretty or perfect, she gives every consideration to the actual process of creating.

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.

Sarah O’Hala

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 College and Maine College of Art. In 2017, I have been invited to teach a workshop at the Sierra Nevada College, visiting artist program.

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