An instructor in the Art History program since 1967, Professor Koetsch believes in building individual relationships with students to help them find their potential.
Professional Title: Professor of Fine Arts
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Interdisciplinary Art, Sculpture, Three Dimensional Design
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Art History, Fine Arts, Foundation
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Art of the Western World I/II; Interdisciplinary Studio I/II; 3D Concepts; Advanced Projects in Sculpture
Education: MFA, Painting, University of Illinois- Urbana (1967); BFA, Fine Art, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (1965); BA, Theater, University of Wisconsin – Madison (1963)
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My teaching philosophy is to find out what’s in each individual student, and, working together, find the means to get it out.
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Julia Kirchmer, Studio/Art History Major, Arts Management Minor, Class of 2013 - “It’s important for an artist to understand what’s come before. To make it new, you have to know what you’re departing from.”
Susan Ashbrook, Art History Faculty - “Effective learning requires engagement with the material. By exploring the work of artists of the past and recent past I hope to bring their accomplishments to life for students in a meaningful way that can inform and enrich their own endeavors. In today’s world critical perspective is essential for success in the arts as it is in most careers.”