Martin County Library System Press Releases

August 27, 2013

Students learn how to prepare themselves and their art for college with special workshop on September 20

Arts Enrichment Club

Dr. Larry Smithers, Janelle Gearing and Connie Rizzo look over Janelle’s portfolio. Mia and Tessa Pray are in the foreground standing with their portfolios.

The Martin County Library System welcomes local artist and art teacher Kelly Arnold for Artist’s Digital Portfolio Workshop at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Road, Palm City, on Friday, September 20 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. With assistance from high school seniors Mia and Tessa Pray and their mother Michelle, this free instructional workshop will guide students and parents on how to create a great digital portfolio when applying to college.

Kelly Arnold will supply attendees with specific technical information on how to properly photograph an individual’s own artwork, a very important part of building a portfolio. The Pray family will also discuss their current experiences in planning for and applying to college. They will highlight how preparing years ahead enriches the portfolio process.

Kelly Arnold has been teaching art for 19 years. Her students range in age from 5 to 97 years old and they work in all mediums and styles of art. She has been teaching twins Mia and Tessa from the time they were 8 years old. Mia’s and Tessa’s milestones include taking college classes at Ringling College of Art and Design prior to entering high school and attending Clarke Advanced Learning Center, Florida’s seventh best high school as ranked by the Florida Department of Education.

For more information about the Artist’s Digital Portfolio Workshop, contact Kelly Arnold at 772-475-4049 or

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, visit  or call 772-221-1403.




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