Millikin University - Decatur, IL

A*C*E: Arts, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship
Saturday November 8, 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!


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.


                                 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. 

2:45-3:00     Break

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. 


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