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Registration Open for WKCTC’s PSAD Summer Artist Workshops First Workshops Begin June 29

Paducah, KY (May 30, 2018) – Registration for West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design summer Master Artist Workshops Program is underway. The program features leading artists and educators from across the country that will share their expertise in painting, wood turning, photography, fiber arts and jewelry and small metals.

Individuals can select from two and three-day workshops with master artists Nash Quinn, Erika Lynn Hanson, Tim Jaeger, Susan Skoczen, Shana Kohnstamm, Wyatt Severs, Montana Pritchard and Holly Gage.

“Offering these unique workshops with the leading artists and educators from around the country is our continued commitment to provide the highest quality learning opportunities to our community,” said Paul Aho, PSAD director.

June 29 – July 1
Tim Jaeger – Color and Expression: Paint What You Love
Advanced and Intermediate Students

This workshop is for students with some experience seeking to develop a consistent body of work in a series of paintings done during the course of the workshop. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work within the workshop. Students will journey through this process while learning to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings, while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space. Basic skills required. Cost: $290.

July 13 – 15
Wyatt Severs – Fundamentals of Green Wood Turning
Advanced and Beginner Students

Students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning through demonstrations and lectures focusing on the use of green lumber. They will begin with spindle turning and learning the basic structures of beads and coves, which are the foundation of all shapes in woodturning. They will also learn about bowl turning, learning the processes of selecting lumber for stability and aesthetics, and the proper way to mount lumber to insure safety while turning. Throughout the workshop, students will practice and perfect proper tool use, drying and finishing techniques, tool sharpening and lathe maintenance.Cost: $290.