I took Ms. Adriance’s drawing and painting class sophomore, junior and senior year. Before I took her class I had no concept of theory when it came to art. My art class experience before had consisted of me making pretty pictures with literally no direction, just supervision. Ms. A. taught me that there’s a lot more to art than just making pretty pictures all willy nilly. She introduced me to perspective, concept based art, color theory, composition, different rendering techniques, art vocab., new materials, etc. During my time with her I went from having 0 art knowledge to a passion for art and a desire to learn more. She was the one who first brought up art school as a possibility for my college education. If it wasn’t for her, I don’t know if I would have even thought of it myself and I know for sure that my family would have never suggested it. She also gave me the confidence to apply to art schools and supported me throughout the entire process. I had no idea what a portfolio was or how to even begin to put one together. She stayed late after school and taught me how to use a camera, photoshop, adjust lighting, and gave me advice on what to put in my portfolio and why. Without her I would have been completely lost, I’m really thankful for her dedication, love and support. Ms. A.’s passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for art is so apparent in everything she does. She supplied us with unique materials most schools did not. She always kept the lessons fresh, interesting and jam packed with theory and techniques. Not only is Ms. A. an amazing teacher, she’s an amazing person with such a warm, friendly energy she draws people to her. Even if it wasn’t about art I knew I could come talk to her about anything and she would listen and give me her best advice. Ms. Adriance is a huge inspiration to me and a huge reason why I chose to study to become an art teacher. She has done so much for me and I am just one of the many students she's taught. I hope that one day I can become even half of the art teacher Ms. Adriance demonstrates.