Professor Folman encourages creative exploration as a means to attaining a personal voice while also stressing the importance of form and content.
Professional Title: Professor of Fine Arts
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Fine Arts: Printmaking, Drawing and Watercolor
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Fine Arts
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Advanced Printmaking; Printmaking: Intaglio I and II; Fine Arts Drawing Studio; Watercolor
Education: MFA, Boston University (1976); BFA, State University of New York – Buffalo (1972)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Traveling abroad is my favorite way to wake up all of my senses and find adventure, so I’m always looking forward to my next destination.
I try to ensure that my students acquire a mastery of materials and techniques while allowing and encouraging explorations that help each student develop an individual voice in his or her work, whether working from observation or non-representationally. Students are encouraged to be ambitious in both content and form, and to use any given medium to do what it does best in helping them to communicate their ideas through their imagery.
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Stephanie Pierce, BFA, Painting and Printmaking '96 - “Lesley University gave me the time and space to learn, grow, and develop, and to pay attention to the language of my medium and make it my own.”
Danielle Kelly, Fine Arts Major, Class of 2013 -“When you become engaged in a project, professors and other students become engaged alongside you. That’s the nature of Lesley University. People rally around you.”