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Master Artist Workshops Continue at PSAD

The Paducah School of Art and Designs summer Master Artists Workshop Program continues with jewelry and ceramics workshops on August 1-2.

Leading artists and educators Tova Lund and Craig Rhodes will visit Paducah to share their expertise in creating contemporary jewelry with objects found in nature and producing ceramic work utilizing on-glaze techniques and applications.

During her two-day workshop, Lund will demonstrate how natural objects such as driftwood, shells, bones, and the like, all contribute to an artists collection table. She will discuss ways to manipulate these objects, along with ways to connect and integrate them into a personal and unique fabricated metal jewelry piece.

In Rhodes hands-on workshop, students will be introduced to various techniques in the use of on-glaze applications. This workshop will be useful for artists who want to take advantage of the archival qualities of clay while transferring skills learned in using watercolor, oil, acrylic and more. Materials and supplies not included.

Lund earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she has also recently taught metalsmithing. Lund is currently teaching at College of the Redwoods in Arcata, Calif. She was recently featured in American Craft Magazine, and has also had work included in Art Jewelry Magazine.

Craig Rhodes earned a Master of Art degree in ceramics from Murray State University with postgraduate work at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has exhibited throughout the region, including solo shows at Ruth Baggett Gallery in Paducah and Schrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Ill. His work was also included in PSADs 2012 National Ceramics Invitational.

Each two-day workshop will be held August 1-2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PSADs Madison Hall located at 919 Madison Street. The cost of the workshops is $72.50. A $35 charge will be added to Rhodes workshop to cover supplies.

PSAD, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree, as well as studio art classes for students of all levels and disciplines. Classes are offered on WKCTCs campus, 409 Broadway in downtown Paducah and Madison Hall in Lowertown.

For more information and to register for the Master Artist Workshop program, visit or call Liz Dodd, PSAD division assistant, at (270) 408-4278.