The Secondary Art Program emphasizes a dynamic arts program based within the context of the contemporary art world  the art that is being made and talked about right now. Students are engaged in real-world art ideas, events, field trips and outcomes ranging from doing projects with visiting artists to producing an art dining event. Students are constantly challenged with new techniques for making, stretching their creativity and problem solving within a safe context for exploration, success and failure. Whether the student is attempting to draw the human figure for the first time or contemplating the utility of a lamp design, students understand their artmaking as a creative endeavor within their learning process and in the context of the art world.