Professor Grossman is currently the Chair of the Foundation program.
Professional Title: Associate Professor, Chair of Foundation
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Fine Arts: Painting
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Foundation Department Chair, Illustration
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Mixed Media Drawing; Experimental Illustration; Drawing Fundamentals; Form, Content and Context
Education: MFA, Painting, Boston University (1976); BFA, Painting, Boston University (1974)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
I want to help my students to experiment and be willing to change; not to become someone different but to build on who they are. I want them to venture into unknown territory, into a world of uncertainty. So I try to create a supportive classroom environment in which students feel safe experimenting with new skills and new ideas. Developing fundamental skills is critical because those skills empower them to realize their artistic vision more fully. But even more importantly, I encourage them to explore their interests and new ways of working so they can expand their artistic ideas. Finally, I challenge them to adopt higher standards and develop critical judgment that will help them critique their own work and the work of others.
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