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Paducah School of Art and Design
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At Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD), a mix of traditional and non-traditional students and studio artists from the community work side by side in the studios, sharing insights, experience, and ideas for the mutual benefit of all. PSAD, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), offers classes in a wide variety of visual art studio areas and art history. Students may take beginning and intermediate classes for credit or recreationally or may choose to pursue an Associate in Fine Arts degree.

Summer 2015 Master Artists Workshops

UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that all 2015 Master Artists Workshops are now Buy One, Get One Free for any workshop of equal or lesser value.



Featured Master Artists:

Chris Baskin

Sharon Massey

Jason Hess

Jen Townsend

Fong Choo

Victoria Lansford  SOLD OUT

Tim Lazure

Lisa Naples

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PSAD Continues on 2D and Graphic Design Building

With funding from an agency bond through the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Community and Technical College System, along with matching funds raised from within the region, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is moving forward with renovations to the historic property formerly known as the Kitchens Building. The building is scheduled to open in Spring 2016 and will house PSAD’s painting, drawing, photography, design, and multi-media programs. The project also includes the addition of a bistro cafe which will provide a much needed resource for the school and Lower Town, in addition to offering culinary workshops for residents and visitors. The design team is RossTarrant Architects of Lexington and Pinnacle is serving as general contractor.

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This view of the second floor shows the 2D and Graphic Design Building prior to construction of studios for drawing, painting, 2D Design, and a large presentation room.

College Photography Award Winners

Phyllis Russell has been recognized with a Honorable Mention in the 35th Annual College and High School Photography Contest, an international competition featuring student photographers from around the world and totaling 16,600 photographs. The contest is co-sponsored by Serbin Communications and Nikon, USA. Phyllis joins Elliot Schiff, Rhonda Henson, and Mark Watkins as previous finalists in the college student category, and her work will appear in the hard cover publication Best of College and High School Photography 2015, published by Serbin Communications.