As of Monday, March 23, all classes will be taught remotely through the end of the semester. Read the full update. Summer 2020 online classes are now available for registration. We will be adding more regularly, so keep checking for updates. It is our hope to have the entire Summer 2020 class schedule available for registration in early to mid April.

Diane Bigda

Diane Bigda is an illustrator and artist with a surface design, nature drawing and printmaking focus. Her client list includes publishers such as Chronicle Books, Random House, Simon and Schuster, McGraw-Hill, and Bantam Dell, and magazines including The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Gourmet. Diane has also worked with design and advertising agencies such as Arnold Worldwide, and WGBH.


Before becoming an illustrator, Diane worked for 20 years as an art director. Diane has been teaching at Lesley University College of Art and Design since 2004.  Her courses include Natural History Drawing, Surface Design, Book Illustration, and Transparent Media.  She has been a visiting critic at Maryland Institute of Art, Suffolk University, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Diane studied illustration at Lesley College of Art + Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts among others.

Diane Bigda is teaching the following courses: