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.
PSAD is hosting its first annual Fall ART Party for all PSAD students on Thursday, August 27 in the Sculpture Building at 919 Madison Street. The event provides an opportunity for new and established art students to meet one another and get to know our faculty. Free pizza and gift certificates for art supplies at Michael’s are in the mix.
PSAD staff members and former students Carrie Jones and Elliot Schiff joined other Paducah non-profit and educational organizations for the third annual Kids Creative Arts Street Festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, August 22. The event was organized by Market House Theatre and attracted well over 3,600 attendees. Carrie and Elliot applied some basic metalsmithing skills to stamp the names or initials of hundreds of children into copper bracelet and necklace medallions as keepsakes for the event.
Paducah School of Art and Design is proud to recognize former students Euncil Leem and Elliot Schiff, as well as PSAD drawing professor Randy Simmons, for their inclusion in the Twenty-Sixth Cedarhurst Biennial currently on view in the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Simmons is also to be congratulated for having received a First Place Award and significant cash prize for his 2013 charcoal drawing Escape Artist. LowerTown artist and former PSAD instructor Michael Crouse was also included in this prestigious regional juried exhibition, on view until October 4.
Join us on Friday, August 7th, at 6:00 p.m. for TWO FREE ARTISTS’ TALKS!
Lisa Naples will be conducting the Master Artist Workshop titled “Flat to Functional: Cultivating Personal Expression,” from August 7-8. Additionally, Tim Lazure will be conducting a workshop titled, “Ring 360°,” from August 6-8.
Even if you are unable to attend the Workshops themselves, you still have this opportunity to hear these two artists speak about their work. Did I mention that it’s FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Registration for the Fall 2015 term is currently under way. Classes start August 17th. Register now to secure your spot today! Information on how to enroll and register for classes can be found on the WKCTC Admissions page located here: How To Enroll
Join us on Friday, July 17th, at 6:00 p.m. for the FREE ARTIST’S TALK with Victoria Lansford, who will be conducting the Master Artist Workshop on Russian Filligree July 17th and 18th. Even if you are unable to attend the Workshop itself, you still have this opportunity to hear her speak about her work. Did I mention that it’s FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
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:
Victoria Lansford SOLD OUT
Lisa Naples SOLD OUT
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.
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.