Michelle Adams




  • Art students return from Italy

    Twenty-three art students visited Rome, Capri, Sorrento, Pompei, Assisi, Florence, Lucca, and Venice, Italy in June with art teachers Michelle Adams and Kevin Shifley. The objective of the trip was to provide students with an educational opportunity to travel and explore the history, art, architecture, and culture of Italy. Planning for the trip began in the fall of 2015.

    View a gallery of photos provided by Mrs. Adams and Mr. Shifley on the Lakes Facebook page.

    Among the trip's highlights:

    -Visiting the Colosseum
    -Walking through the Roman Forum
    -Exploring the Vatican City
    -Seeing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
    -Visiting St. Peter's Basilica
    -Making a wish at the Trevi Fountain
    -Exploring Pompeii
    -Visiting the Basilica of St. Francis
    -Seeing the Duomo in Florence
    -Taking a gondola ride in Venice
    -Watching a glass blowing demonstration in Venice
    -Learning about leather production in Florence
    -Visiting Michelangelo's statue of David
    -Eating PLENTY of gelato, pizza, pasta, and bread!
    -Learning about and enjoying the culture of Italy through our AMAZING tour director, Giordano.​

  • What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me

    The statement "Ignite Passion and Discovery in Every Student" really embodies everything that we do in the visual arts department. As an art teacher, my goal is to guide students in finding and developing their own unique, creative "voice" as an artist. I want my students to learn, explore, and develop both as growing artists and individuals. The goal is that my students will no longer need me for guidance. They will be knowledgeable in the content area and confident in the decisions they make as young artists.

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