Online Fall and Spring Programs: What to Expect


Tyler will be offering all of our Pre-College and Adult Continuing Education programs online for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. This includes our Weekend Workshops, Weekend Portfolio Boot Camps, and Art Start Program. Following the success of our Online Summer 2020 Pre-College Programs, and given the continued risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to remain 100% online. Working with our incredible faculty, we have been able to replicate much of our curriculum to provide you with an enriching educational experience that will allow you to explore new media and interests, build technical skills, learn about creative career paths and make artwork under the guidance of our dedicated faculty.

Each of our programs has been adapted specifically for online learning to allow both high school students and adult learners to engage in hands-on, project-based learning from the safety of their homes. Our online programs are designed to be as interactive as possible and will include a mix of:

  • Live face-to-face instruction and presentations with your instructors
  • Time for hands-on art making and projects, both independently and in small groups
  • Critique and discussion of projects with your instructors and classmates
  • Virtual studio visits and guest lectures by practicing professionals
  • Online resources such as virtual museum tours, site visits and demonstration videos

View Student Work Created During our Summer 2020 Online Programs 


Tyler's Pre-College and Adult Continuing Education programs are designed to allow students to explore new media and creative interests and extend technical know-how through quick and intense hands-on workshops. Our online programs will include a mix of live ("synchronous") sessions and time to work on your own or in small groups ("asynchronous"). Please review the sample daily schedules for a better understanding of how class time will be structured:

Online Weekend Workshops Schedule
Online Weekend Portfolio Boot Camp Schedule
Online Art Start Schedule


Students will need the following technology in order to participate in our online programs:

  • A desktop computer, laptop computer or Chromebook with an up-to-date/currently supported operating system
  • Highspeed internet connection—broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)  
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth 
  •  A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in   
  • Headphones or headset (recommended only)
  • Smartphone
  • Awareness that you are responsible for following the Technology and Software Usage Policy


Tyler Pre-College & Continuing Education requires students to purchase supplies for their classes so that all students have access to the same materials and can learn with the same resources. For our online programs, we have made sure that any required supplies are safe and practical for use at home. Please check your individual class pages for supply lists. 


Attending an Online Student Orientation is required of all Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Pre-College and Adult Continuing Education students. These approximately 75-minute Zoom sessions will be offered twice in the weeks leading up to the start of your program, and are designed to help you navigate the online tools that will be used to attend your classes. We will walk you through what to expect as an online student, what resources are available to help you, and more. You'll meet our staff and have a chance to ask any questions you have before we get started! It is important to understand that you will have a more difficult time preparing for and joining your online classes on the first day of the programs if you do not attend orientation. If you are unable to attend either of the orientation times for your program, please contact us at All times listed below are Eastern Daylight Time.

Orientation dates coming soon!


Weekend Workshops Registration Here

Weekend Portfolio Boot Camp Registration Here

Enrollment Deadline
Enrollment deadlines are 10 days prior to the start of classes, or until the classes are full. Enroll early!

Enrollment Confirmation
When you fill out the enrollment form and pay your workshop tuition, your space is held in the program. As it gets closer to the beginning of the programs, we will send you a final confirmation with information about supplies, online student orientation and other next steps to prepare for your first day of classes.


Payment plans are available. To set up a payment plan, please email All program fees must be paid in full 10 days prior to the start of the program.