The New Arts Residency program develops creative thinking skills, helps students create individualized artworks, and expands students’ self-confidence as creative individuals. Living Arts of Tulsa sends facilitators from diverse backgrounds to empower students in grades 5th-12th to create student-based interdisciplinary work through experimentation. Each day, students will conduct research with non-traditional supplies, present what they explored, and build on their discoveries with both group and individual work. The works are analyzed through display and discussion. Students also gain knowledge about contemporary artists and art practices. The teaching artist must visit at least two class periods per day over a 6-day residency.