Laurie Rousseau grew up in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she first attended a nearby summer camp. She graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan and then the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, with a Masters in Drawing. Laurie is a Professional Artist who has been an Art Educator for more than 20 years. Currently, she teaches art to children age 3 to 14 years and nutrition Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend, Indiana.
Laurie has been part of the Art Pillar at Adirondack since 2013. As Head of Arts, she supervises: Dance, Eagle I, Drama, Music, Fine Arts & Crafts and the Culinary Arts Programs. She organizes the Guest Artist program with artists who are experts in a variety of areas including: Ceramics, Printmaking, Creative Lettering, Mosaics, Fiber Arts, Collage, Fitness, Yoga & Mindfulness, Drums & Guitar, Food as Fuel, Artful Food, Dramatic Improvisation, and much more. She also facilitates the Art Trips to local Arts Centers Adirondack Folk School in Lake Lucerne and Shelburne Craft Center in Vermont.
I am looking forward to a summer immersed in nature. I currently live in Northern Indiana, and I miss my time in Northern Michigan, surrounded by lakes and trees. The Adirondacks are inspirational for my own botanical art. I love teaching art and look forward to sharing my art experience with ADK campers.