teen portfolio development

This program will help guide artistically-minded students through portfolio standards, expectations, and projects for application-based fine arts high schools, colleges, and universities.

Students will receive one-on-one portfolio instruction, assignments designed to help improve their personal portfolios, and access to art materials. This course centers on refining the skills required to create an application-ready portfolio of work. This program does not guarantee acceptance into any specific high school, college, or university. Course is limited to 10 students.

Instructor: Tara Campbell, B.A. Painting, Florida Southern College

8-Week Course:
Fridays | 3:00pm to 5:00pm
February 8 – April 5 (No class on March 29)
Fee $180 for Members, $240 non-Members

12-Week Course:
Fridays | 3:00pm to 5:00pm
February 8 – May 3 (No class on March 29)
Fee: $240 for Members, $300 non-Members


Due to limited space, students are asked to bring 3-5 pieces to be reviewed one-on-one before joining the course. These pieces should reflect what the student feels best represents their skill level and artistic focus. Remember, this review is not for a grade, but for feedback in order to help further their journey. This program has been developed for students who exhibit a skill, passion, and desire for the visual arts.

Reviews can be arranged by completing form below.

Request for Review

Student Name *
Student Name
Phone *
Are you currently applying to an art school or college? *
Do you have a portfolio or original pieces of artwork to be reviewed?
Which course are you interested in?


A limited number of need-based scholarships for this program are available for teens wanting to pursue higher education in the visual arts.
Complete the application form below. Application deadline: January 20.

Please note: Instructors guide and prepare each student to reach their highest potential, however participation in this program does not guarantee acceptance into any high school, college, or university.

Questions: Contact Ellen Chastain at EChastain@PolkMuseumofArt.org or 863-688-7743 ext. 227

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