The Waldorf curriculum spans twelve years. In the final four years of high school the arts are no longer integrated into the main lesson material but nevertheless play an integral role in confirming and balancing the adolescent’s development. Art becomes the mediator between the physical, etheric, astral bodies, and incoming ego as the awakening adolescent develops an increasingly individualized relationship to the world. Art classes have the subtle task of touching the high school student’s sacred dreams. They can help set in motion impulses that stir the unfolding of individual destiny.