High School Portfolio (Traverse City, 12 weeks)

    Visual Arts Classroom
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    Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Grade Range
    8th grade - 12th grade
    Age Range


    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $250.00 (become a member)

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    We're back this September!

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

    Class meets Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We will offer Saturday Art Clinics at a discounted rate to students enrolled in 12 week class. 

    Join us for a twelve-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 local studio artists who will provide 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.   

    We kick off the program in our new printmaking lab! Other art exploration will include drawing/painting from a nude figure model, working on large canvas, group critques and artist studio visit. Students enrolled will receive a substantial discount on Saturday Art Clinics.

    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 80% tuition. To apply for a need-based scholarship, click here. To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, contact Kristi Wodek at kristi@crookedtree.org to schedule a portfolio review and interview.


    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts
    Clay & Pottery
    Fibers and Textiles
    Mixed Media
    Open Studio
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Cancellation Policy for Traverse City Classes (In-Person)

    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)
    In the event of inclement weather, CTAC-TC will announce the cancellation on its website and phone system (231-941-9488). 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. Please note that CTAC-TC does not follow Traverse City Area Public School closings.

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

    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.)