- To challenge each student to reach his or her highest level of artistic potential.
- To produce culturally literate citizens who value art as a natural and integral part of their lives.
- To serve as an anchor for the Paducah Arts District, creating a magnet for talent, energy, and critical thinking.
- To provide culturally stimulating, thought-provoking programming to the citizens of western Kentucky and neighboring regions.
Paducah School of Art and Design’s mission is to promote student success, excellence in teaching and learning, and economic development through diverse visual arts programming.
Paducah School of Art and Design’s vision is to be a nationally recognized art program that promotes a creative community and regional economic growth.
Paducah School of Art and Design offers classes in a wide variety of visual arts studio areas and art history. Students may take beginning and intermediate classes for credit or recreationally and may choose to pursue an Associate in Fine Arts degree or an Associate in Applied Science.