Sydney E. Willcox

Phone: 651-744-5417


Degrees and Certifications:

BFA in Painting, Printmaking & Ceramics UW-SuperiorMEd Art Education UMN - Twin Cities

Sydney E. Willcox

Hello! Please call me Sydney.

I think of myself as an artist in residence, working along side students as they explore ideas and materials.

2017/2018 School year I offer Beginning Ceramics in the Fall and Beginning Painting in the Spring semesters.

Contacting me through email is best.

Assignments and grading are in SCHOOLOGY. Parents may access SCHOOLOGY through PARENT PORTAL. Go to to log into your Parent SCHOOLOGY account. Please telephone Como Park Senior High Main Office @ 651-293-8800 for your personal login information. Ask for Patricia (Dee Dee) Hammond, parent liason. Dee Dee is very helpful.

In Ceramics, students learn about & practice compression and attachment of clay to investigate various clay forming methods. Beginning classes emphasize skill development attached to Making Meaning questions.

I love studnet stories of transformation and aspiration.

In this time of great change, color transparency glow grabs attention and can restore hope. I seek to paint colors that communicate meaning the way light streaming through stained glass windows illustrates story. In both painting snd Ceramics, I investigate narrative structure from different cultures

As a teacher, providing students choice with in the structure of MN Art standards is my guiding principle so that each child may build upon their prior experience while exploring layered art ideas and concepts. Personally, I am an analyzer. With student input, we take projects apart, investigating the underlying concepts so those concepts may be investigated in other contexts such as science or social studies.


Contacting me through email is best.