Call to Artists: Rathdrum Monster Project

August through December of 2016, Lakeland High School is accepting submissions for our Monster Project. In the spring of 2016, children in North Idaho created original monster art studying how we look at our fears and monsters both ‘real’ and perceived.

Interpret one of these unique projects for a show at the Jacklyn Arts and Cultural Center in January of 2017. Contact the department to receive a work of art from a child and receive a submission form.

Email Sara for your child’s artwork and form:

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Announcement for Winter 2017!

We have many projects underway, and one of them just so happens to be the “Monster Project” which will debut winter of 2017. This project will be focused on the imagination of children, and how artists can make their imaginations a reality! Anyone is welcome to participate in the re-imagining of these children’s designs!


This is sure to be a fun and interesting experience for all involved. We look forward to seeing the participants’ submissions next winter! All contact information can be found in the attached posters above or below!Image

Students begin Basket Weaving

Art students began basket weaving this week and will continue into next week. After studying a watching videos inspired by the Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets, students began their techniques to make ‘upcycled’ contemporary coiled baskets. We’ll post the results from their creative weaving next week. Stay tuned.

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Art Competition Winners honored in CDA Press

RATHDRUM — Lakeland High School’s library is filled with student submissions from the ninth annual LHS Art Competition. Local artist and North Idaho College instructor Michael Horswill donated his time to judge this year’s 119 submissions.

Winners received ribbons and monetary awards. The show will be on display until the end of the month. The closing reception is during Lakeland’s Spring Showcase, May 26, from 5-6 p.m.

First place winners in the four categories:

Outdoor life/animal/landscape — Emily Brown, 11th grade

Three-dimensional/ceramics — Kassandra Marcella, 12th grade

Fantasy/abstract/experimental — Emily Brown, 11th grade

Portrait — Karli Elmose, 11th grade

Best of Show:

Kassandra Marcella, 12th grade — Steampunk–themed sculpture, “Lord Gears A Lot and Sparkles”

People’s Choice Award: Kassandra Marcella, 12th grade


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LHS Art Teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year

Sara Forsythe, Lakeland’s Art Teacher for the past three years was nominated this week for Teacher of the Year.

This year, Sara updated the school districts art curriculum, designed a website for the department, and streamlined resources for students while training two student teachers in the art room.

She is working on a grant project for an After School Arts and Sciences Conservation Program for girls at LHS which may begin in the winter of 2017 with a fellow teacher Lynda Walter.

The annual Mini Show for LHS students is her brain child and will feature the work of amateur, professional, and regional artists titled The Monster Project in the winter of next year as well.

She runs two adventure companies with her husband in Coeur d’Alene Idaho: Adventures with Western Waters and Coeur d’Alene Adventures in the off season and is an active member of Spokane Women on the Fly.

View more information on Sara here:

Congratulations Sara!