Art Stars is a hands-on exploration of multiple media in the visual arts. It is designed to enhance creative decision making skills and visual literacy. This program explores the visual arts as defined by five individual chapters. Each chapter is composed of various workshops that explore a specific medium or genre of the visual arts. The last chapter is a youth-directed final project. Each student chooses a medium that he or she would like to explore further and creates a project based on his or her interests. Upon completion of this program, students have gained an understanding of the elements of design (line, shape, value, color, space, texture). This fundamental understanding can be applied to and enhance all art viewing and art making in the future. It will also add to the youth’s general visual literacy skills – which will help them make educated decisions in the future.