Portfolio Development: Visual Art Applications (November 17)


Portfolio Development: Visual Art Applications (November 17)

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November 17, 10:00am-noon
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Are you trying to figure out what makes an impactful portfolio for an application-based fine arts high school, college or university?

Join us for a FREE seminar guiding students and parents through portfolio standards, expectations and general processes. This seminar will help narrow the journey to an impactful visual arts portfolio for application-based fine arts high schools, colleges and universities. Students may bring in 3-5 pieces of original artwork for evaluation and feedback.

Guest Speakers & Topics:

  • Patricia Lamb - Adjunct Art Professor, Florida Southern College
    Developing and choosing the right art for portfolio submissions. Understanding portfolio standards and expectations. 

  • Daryl Ward, Ph.D. - Principal, Harrison School for the Arts 
    Applying to a fine arts high school. Learn the ins and outs of why an arts-specific high school might be a good fit in addition to how to prepare for the application/audition process.

  • Tara Campbell - Portfolio Development Instructor, Polk Museum of Art 
    Mentor program - opportunities for skill assessment and development. Creating artwork for an impactful portfolio.



Tara Campbell - Portfolio Development Instructor, Polk Museum of Art 

Tara Campbell has a degree in Studio Art from Florida Southern College, and has taught in both the Polk County Public School and for the Polk Museum of Art. For the last ten years she has privately tutored art students through skill development and has assisted with Harrison Portfolios, AP Portfolios, and College Admissions. She has also created privately and professionally through Katara Confectionery and through Access Church. 

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Patricia Lamb - Adjunct Art Professor, Florida Southern College

Patricia Lamb is currently an adjunct art professor at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, where she has taught 2D and 3D Design. She is also a practicing artist. She serves as a reader and table leader for AP Studio Art during the portfolio reading process. She is a past member of the AP Studio Art Development Committee, holding the position of College Board Advisor. In this role she was also responsible for developing special focus materials used in AP workshops. She was the editor and a contributing author of the AP Vertical Teams Guide for Studio Art and helped write the professional development materials for the current Pre AP Vertical Teams Training in Studio Art. Patricia has given workshops in AP Studio Art throughout the country.

She retired as the Senior Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Polk County School District, one of the largest districts in Florida, during this time she was responsible for the curriculum and instructional needs of the visual art teachers and students in Polk County Schools. She is a Past-President of the Florida Art Education Association and the recipient of the Florida Art Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Daryl Ward, Ph.D - Principal, Harrison School for the Arts 

Daryl Ward grew up in Florida and received his undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Upon graduation, he began teaching high school English and writing courses, eventually going to graduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He became assistant principal at Harrison School for the Arts in 2005 after teaching for fifteen years. He served eight years as the assistant principal before he was appointed principal of Harrison in 2012. During his time as a school-based administrator, he continued his education, earning a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida in 2014.

He is the past-president of the board for the Florida Alliance for Arts Education and previously chaired the Exemplary Schools committee for the Art Schools Network. Daryl also is a member of the national Arts Education Council of the Americans for the Arts and is a member of the Florida Association for School Administrators, Americans for the Arts, the Art Schools Network, and the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. He is currently President-Elect for the Association of School-Based Administrators and is a recipient of the City of Lakeland’s CityMaker award (April 2018).

Daryl is married to Julie, the principal at Rochelle School of the Arts, and they have two children: David, who is 28 and Katie, who is 24.