High School Portfolio Prep Program (Petoskey, 5 weeks)

    Lower Carnegie Studio
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    Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Grade Range
    8th grade - 12th grade
    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $205.00 (become a member)

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    For artists grades 9 - 12.
    Students in 8th grade may be considered.

    Class meets Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Tuesdays 3:30 - 6:00 pm. 

    Join us for a five-week in-person program offered to cur­rent high school stu­dents (grades 9 – 12) inter­ested in build­ing new skills for their cre­ative pur­suits. This studio-based program helps you develop a strong creative portfolio and includes opportunities for critique, portfolio reviews, and guidance on documenting and presenting artwork. The course includes ample time and space to develop your own creative work, while also providing lessons in art materials and methods, art history, and professional practices. Students who complete this program will be eligible to participate in an annual showcase at Crooked Tree Arts Center.

    This class is taught by Egan Franks Holzhausen, a studio arts instructor and professional teaching-artist who provides individualized instruction to help students reach their goals and create portfolio quality work. Students in 8th grade may be considered for the program (as space allows) with a recommendation from an art teacher, mentor, CTAC faculty, and/or a portfolio.   

    For our introductory year, this program will be offered at reduced tuition. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Scholarships may cover up to full tuition. To apply for a need-based scholarship, click here. To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, contact Egan Franks Holzhausen at egan@crookedtree.org to schedule a portfolio review and interview.


    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts
    Fibers and Textiles
    Mixed Media
    Open Studio

    Egan Franks Holzhausen

    CTAC Instructor
    CTAC Petoskey
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Crooked Tree Arts Center has implemented policies to control the spread of Covid-19 and keep our visitors and staff safe within the facility. Please note the following policies regarding illness, face coverings, social distancing, room capacity, and sanitation.

    If students are experiencing (or have experienced in the past 72 hours) any symptoms of illness, or have been in close contact with someone who is, they should not come to class.

    Symptoms of Covid-19 include: Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

    Face Coverings (updated 11/24/21)
    To control the spread of COVID-19 in our community and based on the advisory from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, face masks are required and appreciated for guests over age 2, regardless of vaccination status.

    Class size will be limited to accommodate social distancing. Classroom setups will be arranged so that each student has 6 feet of working space.

    Social Distancing
    Students and teachers are expected to remain at least 6 feet apart whenever possible.

    Students and instructors should sanitize their hands upon class arrival and departure. Workspaces and shared surfaces will be sanitized between sessions. Hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant will be available onsite.


    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure
    If you suspect that you have been exposed to or display symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to CTAC for your in-person class. We will offer a prorated credit (never expires) or refund for two weeks of your missed class for all cancellations due to suspected COVID-19 infection and/or exposure. If you choose to drop the remainder of your class, you will receive a prorated refund of the tuition of the remaining sessions.

    COVID-19 Class Cancellations
    In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak or state mandate, CTAC will announce the closure on its website and phone system (231-347-4337). Prorated refunds will be issued for the remaining sessions.