Janet Jacobs is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and art teacher. She received her BFA in Drawing and Printmaking from the California College of the Arts and an MFA in Sculpture and Painting from Mills College.
At Mills College she was one of two main teachers for the artist Jay Defeo, and took over some of her Drawing and Painting classes. This is where the challenge and delight of teaching became important to Janet. After returning to school for a Teaching Credential, she taught at Bay Area high schools, including the Urban School of San Francisco, where she was also Chair of the Art Department. She now teaches small groups and private students at art centers and in her studio in San Anselmo, CA.