2017 Master Artists Workshops

PSAD Master Artists Workshops

The Paducah School of Art and Design’s Summer Master Artist Workshops have been an exciting and dynamic addition to the school’s already robust schedule. When you participate, you are given an opportunity for hands-on learning from some of the world’s finest working artists.


View a PDF of 2017 Master Artists Workshops Catalog


2017 Lineup

Tim Jaeger • Color and Expression: Paint What you Love • June 12-14, 2017

Rimas VisGirda • Screenprinting Decals for Ceramics, Glass and Enamel • July 7-9, 2017

Nash Quinn • Introduction to Chasing and Repoussé • July 14-16, 2017

Robert Ebendorf • Lost and Found: Journey for Personal Adornment • July 28-30, 2017

Jiyoung Chung • Joomchi and Beyond •July 6-8, 2017

Robin Haller • Woven Shibori • July 13 -15, 2017

Matt Long • The Expressive Quality of Porcelain through Utilitarian Vessels • July 21-23, 2017

Bryan Czibesz • DIY Ceramic 3D Printers • July 31, August 1-4, 2017

This year’s schedule of workshops includes renowned artists in the fields of ceramics, porcelain, pottery, small metals, metalsmithing, jewelry making, fiber arts, weaving,  screen printing, 3-D printing and painting. Paducah School of Art and Design is centrally located in Western Kentucky, and we are proud to bring these summer artists workshops to residents of Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and across the globe.

About the Summer Artists Workshop Program

In August 2008, a collaborative effort between West Kentucky Community and Technical College, the City of Paducah, and other regional interests created Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) to serve the region and anchor Paducah’s Lower Town Arts District through the creation of a world-class art school.

Having quickly outgrown its initial rented facilities downtown, Paducah School of Art and Design has since completed a comprehensive campus totaling 46,200 square feet, including the Ceramics and Small Metals Building and Sculpture Building on Madison Street, and most recently the 2D and Graphic Design Building on Harrison Street in historic Lower Town. All of the school’s studios are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and resources supporting its programs in art, design and multimedia. 

In keeping with Paducah’s emergence as a cultural destination, and with an eye toward national recognition for its programs, PSAD launched its first Master Artist Workshops program in Summer 2014. These workshops continue to feature nationally acclaimed artists and educators serving both regional audiences and students from across the country. The Summer 2017 workshop program has expanded beyond ceramics and metalsmithing to include painting, Joomchi papermaking, and Shibori weaving as well. This year’s program also includes the opportunity for studio and culinary artists alike to build their own 3D printers capable of creating computer generated forms in clay and edible materials.

At Paducah School of Art and Design, a diverse mix of traditional and non-traditional students and studio artists from the community work side by side, sharing insights, experience and ideas to the mutual benefit of all. The Master Artists Workshop program and an expanding list of community education and youth programs continue to broaden our scope and make our resources available to additional audiences. Whether working toward an Associate in Fine Arts degree in visual art, an Associate in Applied Science degree in Multimedia, or simply seeking to expand your horizons, Paducah School of Art and Design is here to help make your vision a reality.

Paducah School of Art and Design is a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, a regionally accredited college recognized by The Aspen Institute as one of the top ten community colleges in the nation four consecutive times, and on two occasions, a Finalist With Distinction. PaducahSchoolofArtandDesign.org