Teacher Feature: Adam Lidgate
If you have been studying at Institut Montana for the last 10 years, then you probably have had the chance to study in an art class or ride a mountain bike down Mt. Zugerberg with Adam Lidgate. This British native has been painting our campus red, figuartively and actually, for several years. Not only has he been heavily involved in the development of our art program but he has also vastly contributed to our Montana Bike Club and is himself on the side a baker. When thinking back on his sourdough adventures, Adam says, "But also, just like art, the more practice you have, the better you get at it. Within three years, I started to successfully make bread day in and day out. In the beginning, we had loads of failures and I say ‘we’ because I refer to my friend Scott, an Australian who also owns a wood-fired oven. I wouldn’t say that our breadmaking ways came from a ‘happy accident’ because I read and watched videos more about breadmaking than anything else I ever studied. I believe that because Scot and I collaborated, we were learning from one another and able to develop our skills through collaboration. If you can work well together with people, you tend to learn faster. It’s just the same with art and something that I try to instil in my students: collaboration gets you results.”
If you'd like to learn more about his time with us and Adam in general, then read the reset of his article here.