Fine Arts traditionally include and art class or band. In visual arts, students experience an environment where they can both question and explore the limits of their media. While in the process of creating they engage in critical thinking about the content of their work. Students concentrate not only on completing projects, but also examining their own thought process as a part of their intellectual growth. There is an ongoing conversation about the function and context for art, explored through visiting contemporary art spaces and studios, personal responses, and seminar-style discussions. Students gain a comprehensive, college-ready portfolio and inter-disciplinary thinking skills crucial to their own success as young artists.