Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration Alumni 2009
Alumni Illustration '09
Heather Heckel is an artist and educator living in New York. Her artwork is in several national permanent collections and has been shown internationally.
Heather is passionate about traveling, National Parks, social justice, and animal welfare. Over the past five years, she has been awarded 12 artist residencies through the National Park Service.
Heather has taught Art in public schools for the past seven years; she currently teaches Studio Art at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School in Port Washington, NY, and teaches Drawing as an adjunct faculty member at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY.
She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design, her Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education from the School of Visual Arts, and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting through the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership through the University of the Cumberlands.