Monaro High School students got to rub shoulders with a practising artist last week as part of the Australian National University (ANU) artists in residence program.
Monaro High art head teacher Alenka Mcnab said it was the first time the school has participated in the program.
The artist in residence, Danny Wild, is a visual artist working with video, sound and the internet.
Monaro art students found exposure to his artwork an interesting and unusual experience.
Year 10 photography student Eileen Maguire said "it was pretty awesome".
"Knowing all the different styles of photo schools and art, really different," Eilleen said.
Amelia Swain, also a year 10 photography student, said she also found it very interesting and thought the artist's installations were very abstract.
Mr Wild, who is in the last year of his degree in digital media, said he thought it was good to show students things they might not have seen before.
"My focus was to expose the kids to the different styles of video there are," Mr Wild said.
"I guess the more abstract styles of video and animation as well as the more standard short film and documentary style."
He said his work involves looking at banal everyday tasks and looking at them in a different way.
He spoke about "recontexturalising" and looking at the subconscious way we go about living and being.
"I also like showing the students that studying at university is not such a reach," Mr Wild said.
" To show them that you learn new skills that you might not know anything about and that's not a bad thing."
Monaro High School is one of four schools selected to to host an ANU School of Art student as part of the ANU regional partnerships program / artists in residence program.
The artist is given a place to work in the school for a week and while working, discuss aspects of their art with students, including working methods and processes used to develop and resolve their work and demonstrations.