This half term is defined by a theme of the past, the present, and the future. However, anyone who hasn’t been in this class wouldn’t know anything else. So, have a grammar joke. The past, present, and future walk into a bar. It was tense. As for how past, present, and future relate to art, that is a more difficult question to answer. Art history could be included in a broad definition of the past.
If this is so, this class probably covers a lot of art history as well as techniques to work with in your own art. Present could mean just teaching art to the students, or it could mean studying contemporary artists. The future of art can mean pretty much anything at this point.