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School of Communication & the Arts

Deborah Baldizar, M.F.A.

Deborah Baldizar

Office: Yamawaki 209

Tel: 617-243-2260

Email: dbaldizar@lasell.edu

Pronouns: She/her

Degrees:

  • M.F.A. Sculpture, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of New Hampshire

Courses:

  • ARTS 101 Drawing I
  • ARTS 108 Arts Management
  • ARTS 111 Intro to Ceramics
  • ARTS 113 Clay Figure Sculpting
  • ARTS 120 Three-Dimensional Design
  • ARTS 126 Principles of Color and Design
  • ARTS 205 Art for Educators
  • FYS 103 The Spark of Creativity

Biography:

Deborah Baldizar is a visual artist whose work explores the intersection of personal identity and physical place. Visit her website for images of the work: www.deborahbaldizar.com She is passionate about all aspects of the art making process and dedicated to facilitating creative experiences as a vehicle for self reflection, personal expression and connected learning.

Deborah’s work has been shown in numerous group and juried exhibitions such as Providence, RI, Manchester, VT, St. Louis, MO, Casper, WY, Fargo, ND, Rye, NY, Wayne, PA and Boston, MA. Her work is in many private collections and was featured in the 2017 book, CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling.

She received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire.

What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?

“My teaching is grounded in the belief that all people are creative. Art is a tool for exercising creativity, building self-awareness and making meaning from ones experiences. My goal as an educator is for every student to discover and explore what inspires them to do great work. I ask students to step outside the familiar and embrace new ways of applying personal interests to class projects in an effort to build critical thinking and interdisciplinary connections. Through hands-on, active learning, I encourage students to examine essential questions in engaging and relevant ways, while aligning course content with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare students for success after Lasell.”