A*C*E: Arts, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship
Saturday November 8, 2013, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main St.
Decatur, IL 62522
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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!
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.
Parent Coffee Talk Q & A with Millikin Art Faculty
Teachers’ Workshop-Kitchen Lithos K125
Professor Lyle Salmi will lead a workshop where teachers can learn to create kitchen Lithos.
3:00-4:00 Young Professional Artists Roundtable K128
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! Presenters include: Leah Swenson, Art Therapy, Lee Larkins, Media Production, Amanda Voltz, Artist/ Adjunct Professor
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.