Guest Artist Series 2016-2017

When students get to meet real artists in our community it enriches and inspires them. Be a guest artist at LHS this year! Benefit from sharing your work with us. Here are some photos of last year’s guest Otis Bardwell, a professor from North Idaho College. Here is what Otis had to say about his experience:

“I really enjoyed my visit last year. Your students were very attentive and engaged. Additionally, it is a sincere pleasure to have Lauren Grove, one of your students in the workshop, as my student this year; that kind of long-term corollary makes the experience especially meaningful.”    -Otis Bardwell

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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