In this class students are introduced to abstract and realistic painting, pointillism, cubism, impressionism, optical illusions, pop art, sketching instruction, still life, portraiture, contour drawing, patterns, positive and negative space, book-making, sculpture, printmaking, and spatial relations. They learn about techniques used by well known artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Keith Haring, Romero Britto, Roy Lichtenstein, Yayoi Kusama, and Georgia O'Keefe, and little known artists.
Projects take 2-4 weeks to complete. New projects are introduced each year and no project is repeated for at least 2-3 years. Children are encouraged to create art that is an expression of themselves. Each class includes a snack, group discussion, and exploration of related literature.