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Portfolio Prep

Tuesdays, June 9 – Aug 18, 2020 4pm – 6pm
Ages 14 – 18

Instructor: Riley Johnson

Prepare your portfolio for college applications! This summer portfolio series is an opportunity to construct and refine your artwork. Working under the guidance of Riley Johnson, you’ll learn how to prepare your portfolio for college art programs. Students will work on their portfolios, present their artwork to their peers, document their work, and research schools and programs to find a best match. On Saturday, August 22, TMA will host a Portfolio Day for students to present themselves and their work to local, Appleton artists! Students should bring their own supplies, but are welcome to use any stock materials in the studios.


  • Portfolio Series (11 sessions): $200
  • Per Session: $25.00
  • Portfolio Day (optional and requires separate registration)
    • Free to students who sign up for the entire summer
    • $25.00 to participate in Portfolio Day, only

Certain campers may qualify for financial assistance. APPLY HERE


Riley Johnson is a local artist and teacher for the Appleton Area School District. An accomplished professional artist who utilizes a variety of mediums (most notably colored pencil on paper forms), his work pops up locally and has been featured in Wisconsin Biennial and an assortment of local group shows. Creating is his passion, but bolstering skills, interest, and confidence in others is his true passion. He’s most interested lately in using the creation of art to process trauma and developing fun ways to grow creativity in others. He graduated from UW-Madison in 2002 and is in his 18th year of teaching.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Oct 03

Beginning Watercolor: 18+

Oct 3, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Oct 10

Beginning Watercolor: 18+

Oct 10, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Oct 11

Clay Animation Workshop (Adults)

Oct 11, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oct 13

Art Play for Toddlers (2-5 and Parents)

Oct 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 13

Drawing with the Masters

Oct 13, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM