The ultimate goal of the visual arts program at Regents is to provide a challenging environment for the study of art in drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Principles and elements underlying art will be the foundation of training the student to see, think and create. Critiques will also be part of their instruction. Through field trips to the Blanton and other art museums students will develop an awareness of the context of art today and the possibilities that lie ahead for them. Students will also have opportunities to compete in Scholastic and TAPPS events. Students in advanced classes will be expected to spend additional hours on projects.