The Albuquerque students and Lanzhou students compared the differences in the teaching style of art in school between the United States and China. The Lanzhou students’ studies seemed more focused on individual artists and their various styles. The Albuquerque students found that in their art classes, assignments were given one after another with less time focused on learning about these specialized artists. Assignments were also just given with an overarching theme or open ended goal and gave the Albuquerque students a lot of room to add in their own thoughts about the project. The Lanzhou students spent more time in the studio trying to master certain skills such as color palette and realism.