An educational coup is careening through the halls of a small California town spearheaded by MacArthur Genius Amir Abo-Shaeer - a high school physics teacher who thinks he has what it takes to reinvent the wheel. The Art of Education follows the determined Shaeer and his students over the course of their senior year as they attempt to build a kinetic art installation that integrates sixty-one different aspects of physics. If they fail their program may be doomed, but if they succeed they will catalyze an educational revolution.

Ultimately, The Art of Education is an alternative story of how to prepare our youth to go out into an ever-changing world with an open mind and the proper tools, in order to make a difference within it.