Professor Kimball brings a wealth of experience in illustration and visual communication to Lesley University.
Professional Title: Associate Professor of Illustration
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Illustration, Design, Creative Writing, Book Art
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Visual Narrative, Graphic Design, Book Art
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Printing 101; Bookbinding 101; Foundations: Form, Content & Context; Foundations: Digital Collage; Illustration Now
Education: MFA Visual Communication (U. of Arizona); MFA Creative Writing (U. of Arizona); BFA Illustration (U. of Connecticut)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: DIAGRAM; South Loop Review; Memoir(and); Copper Nickel and Geist.
Fun Facts: I recently discovered the excellence that is geocaching. Also I like to hike, travel, eat pizza, dissect old objects like telephones and explore objects in thrift stores.
My approach to teaching centers on establishing an environment committed to curiosity. By engaging students in discussions, projects, demonstrations and critiques, we explore and deepen our relationship to the creative process. Throughout each semester, my students learn how to ask interesting questions and, through research and experimentation, find compelling approaches to answering those questions.
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Renee Kurilla, Illustration BFA ’04, Lead Artist - Fablevision, www.kurillastration.com - “From Art History to Hyper Culture and Figure Drawing to Printmaking, every class I took at Lesley helped shape who I am as an artist.”
Keith MacLelland, Core Faculty - “Teaching feeds my art. I’m constantly inspired by my students’ creative energy.”