- Provide an opportunity for art students to further their art making experiences.
- Allow students not currently enrolled in an art class to pursue art interests.
- Provide service to the school and community.
- Allow students a forum to share their creative endeavors with other students.
2007 - "Art Speaks" Thirty-four murals were designed and painted by high school art students and donated to Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center
2008 - "Growing with Art: The Planters of Lake Shore" $4,000 was raised for Cradle Beach Camp through the sponsorship of 40 planter boxes, which are now on display throughout the district. The boxes were designed and painted by high school students.
2009 - "Visions for Roswell" Paintings were completed by 27 High School students and donated to the ICU at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
2010 - "ZooBC's: The Lovable Chair Creatures of Lakeshore" Students created 26 animal chair sculptures, one for each letter of the alphabet. The whimsical sculptures are now displayed as planters at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
2011 - Artwork for Veteran's Hospital of Buffalo. Students are currently working on mixed-media artworks to inspire and beautify the hospital.
The Lake Shore High School Art Department plays a significant role in the annual production of the high school musical. A select group of students work diligently, from September to opening night in February, to transform the lowly stage into a visual feast of color, textures and emotion. The students in scenery crew begin their task with the collective brainstorming of ideas. Next, scale models and drawing are created and finally students construct and paint the final sets for production.
2004 - "South Pacific"
2005 - "Oklahoma"
2006 - "Once Upon a Mattress"
2007 - "Peter Pan"
2008 - "Music Man"
2009 - "Into the Woods"
2010 - "Godspell"
2011 - "The Wiz"
2012 - "Beauty and the Beast"
ANNUAL FURNITURE AUCTION
Every year students in advanced art classes have the opportunity to create artworks on small furnishings such as tables, chairs and bookstands. The artworks vary in form and artistic approach and each piece is a unique artwork reflective of the art student's interest and personal interpretation.
As a benefit to the Lake Shore Art Teachers Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship money and awards to graduating Lake Shore art students, the artworks are available for purchase by the public through a silent auction. The pieces are on view in the Media Center during the High School musical and remain available through the last performance.