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A*C*E: Arts, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship
November 9, 2013, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Millikin University
1184 W Main St.
Decatur, IL 62522


We are excited to extend an invitation to students, parents, and art teachers to attend an engaging part of the High School Art Show experience, compliments of the Millikin University Art Department and Center for Entrepreneurship.

A*C*E Workshops offer:

  • A chance to see the Millikin art studios and campus
  • An opportunity for high school participants to interact with Millikin art students
  • Raise awareness of opportunities and careers within the arts
  • Gain insight into the college art experience at Millikin
  • Interact with representatives from the Art Department and Center for Entrepreneurship.

We will have a studio session just for Art Teachers again this year! This year we will be working in the ceramics studio on slip casting techniques.


A*C*E Agenda

12:45-1:00     Check-in/Registration, Gallery Open              Kirkland Lobby

1:00- 1:30       Preparing to be a College Art Student             K128

    Preparing a Portfolio for College Submission

   Presenter: Lyle Salmi, Professor, Millikin Art Department


What should your portfolio look like as a prospective student? What do colleges want to see? How can you be prepared ahead of time? What can you do NOW to start building your portfolio? Come and listen to Professor Salmi talk about the do’s and don’ts of putting together your portfolio for submission to a college art department.


    Q and A: Transitioning from High School to College

Hear from several current college students about the transition from high school to college.  Bring your questions regarding this major life transition! This session includes a walkthrough of some of the art studios.

1:30-2:45     Studio Sessions                                                      K126

Open Studio Session for Students
Presenters: Millikin drawing students

An A*C*E favorite! An open studio session led by Millikin drawing students. Materials will be provided. Drawing may take place both indoors and outdoors.

                                    Teachers’ Workshop                                             K125

Teachers, spend time in the ceramics studio with one of the Millikin faculty creating your own work and learning new techniques.

2:45-3:00     Break

3:00-4:00     Young Professional Artists Roundtable                       K128


M. Ben Cohan - Painter, Art Instructor at Lake Land Community College
Molly Heise - Freelance Graphic Designer

Jenny Krumtinger - Graphic Designer at Bendsen Signs


Hear from young professionals about their careers and their paths to get to where they are now. It will be a fantastic opportunity to ask questions, gain insights, and explore some possibilities for your future!

4:00-5:30     Closing Reception                                                  Perkinson Gallery

4:30               Awards Presentation                                             Perkinson Gallery

5:00               Teachers and students may begin removing their pieces from the gallery to take home. Please sign out your pieces before leaving.


Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL