This course is for motivated students who wish to explore contemporary art and engage in their own art production to create portfolio-quality artworks expressing personal vision. There is a focus on the creative process and artistic intention. Workshops taught by guest artists give students opportunities to work in life drawing, printmaking, mural design, and other disciplines. In addition, students visit museums, art centers, and artists’ studios on the East End and in New York City. They also visit Philadelphia for an overnight trip to see the Barnes Collection, take a tour of the city’s community murals, and visit artists’ studios. This is an excellent course for students wishing to create work for their portfolios and looking to expand their knowledge of and appreciation for contemporary art.