Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) announces its presentation of a new program of studio workshop experiences through its 2014 Master Artists Workshops program in ceramics, jewelry and metals.
Paducah School of Art and Design Announces its
Inaugural Master Artists Workshop Program
PADUCAH, KY (March 24, 2014) – Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) announces its presentation of a new program of studio workshop experiences through its 2014 Master Artists Workshops program in ceramics, jewelry and metals. These two, three and five-day studio intensives will bring leading artists and educators from across the country to Paducah during the summer months to conduct demonstration and hands-on workshops in their respective areas of expertise. The workshops will target both regional and national participants, and contribute to Paducah’s recognition as an arts and cultural destination, as well as a recently designated UNESCO Creative City of Craft and Folk Arts. They also position Paducah School of Art and Design within a national context and add value to Paducah’s nationally recognized Artists Relocation Program.
Workshop presenters and their programs of study include Martha Grover, A Passion for Porcelain, June 27-28; Jessica Calderwood, The Enameled Image, June 27-28; Harris Deller, Line to Volume and Back Again, July 11-12; Tova Lund, The Found Object in Contemporary Jewelry, August 1-2; Craig Rhodes, On-glaze and Production Techniques, August 1-2; Susan Beecher, Sensational Salt Fire, August 7-9; Douglas Harling, Granulation: Methods and Techniques, August 12-16; and John Neely, Pots for Tea, August 12-16. The workshops by Grover, Deller, Rhodes, Beecher and Neely focus on specific topics within the ceramic arts; the workshops by Calderwood, Lund and Harling focus on jewelry and metalsmithing.
PSAD’s inaugural Master Artists Workshops program will be hosted in its world-class ceramics and jewelry studios in Madison Hall, located within Paducah’s historic LowerTown Arts District, a short distance from the city’s riverfront, excellent restaurants and other amenities. The workshop program will expand in the coming years to include sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography, as PSAD completes additional campus expansions. These include a 6,700 square foot sculpture building and foundry on the Madison Hall property (August 2014), and an additional 25,000 square foot historic building, which will house its two-dimensional programs (Fall 2015).
Paducah School of Art and Design, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, also offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree, as well as studio art classes for students of all levels and disciplines. Classes are offered on WKCTC’s campus; at 409 Broadway, in downtown Paducah; and at Madison Hall in Lower Town.
For more information, call (270) 408-4278.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized two consecutive years by The Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.