The Visual Arts Conservatory offers students in grades 7 through 12 the opportunity to learn fine art studio techniques, as well as improve upon existing artistic skills. Students explore both traditional art making methods and innovative, cutting edge art practices. Visual Arts students follow a fixed schedule of core requirement classes during grades 7, 8, and 9. Students then have the opportunity to choose college level elective classes during grades 10, 11, and 12. The result is that Visual Arts students build a college-level art portfolio that reflects talent, skill, and professionalism, along with a personal narrative body of work. This program is designed for students who love to make art of any kind, including drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and graphic design, as well as computer design and computer illustration or animation.