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PSAD Workshops Community Education Workshops Begins September 3

PADUCAH, KY (August 23, 2016) Beginning September 3, Paducah School of Art and Design is offering several workshops, as part of the community education offerings in the West Kentucky Community and Technical College fall catalog. Two Saturday intensive workshops for high school students also begin September 3.

Saturday Intensive Workshops

Jewelry and Metals
September 3, 10, 17 amp; 24, 2016 9:30 a.m. Noon
Ceramics/Small Metals Building, 919 Madison Street, Paducah
Age: High School Students

This class introduces students to the basics of working with metal and other materials. Projects are designed to cover cold connections, sawing, forming, rolling and soldering techniques. Students will create unique pendants, bracelets, cuffs or other forms of wearable art. Join the fun and get hooked on making your own bling and ornamentation. Tools will be supplied. Student supply cost will depend upon choice of materials and metals with which to work. Cost: $75, which includes all materials.

Figure and Portrait Drawing
September 10, 17 amp; 24, 2016 9:30 a.m. Noon
2D and Graphic Design Building, 905 Harrison Street, Room 203, Paducah
Age: High School Students

Students will enhance their observational and drawing skills through work from a clothed model. Students will enhance their portfolios and learn how to:

Use charcoal and erasing techniques to expand the tonal range and quality of their work
Determine and apply figure and facial proportions
Create a compelling self-portrait from a photo of themselves
Cost: $75, which includes all materials


Community Workshops

Introduction to Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing
September 3, 10, 17, 24, 9:30 a.m. Noon
Ceramics/Small Metals Building, 919 Madison Street, Paducah
Age: Adult

This class introduces students to the basics of working with metal and other materials. Projects are designed to cover cold connections, sawing, forming, rolling and soldering techniques. Students will create unique pendants, bracelets, cuffs or other forms of wearable art. Join the fun and get hooked on making your own bling and ornamentation. Tools will be supplied. Student supply cost will depend upon choice of materials and metals with which to work. Cost: $109, which includes a $10 fee for studio supplies.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing
September 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30 9 p.m.
Ceramics/Small Metals Building, 919 Madison Street, Paducah
Age: Adult

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of throwing forms on the potters wheel. Finished works will be Raku-fired, an exciting and dramatic technique in which red-hot ceramics are placed in containers of combustible materials, creating beautiful surface effects. From start to finish, this is a fun filled course that can be habit forming. Cost: $119, which includes a $10 fee for studio supplies, working with clay, and firing of the pieces. According to use, an additional cost of $12-$24 for clay will apply.

Preregistration is required for all classes and early registration is encouraged. The registration deadline is seven days prior to class starting date. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

To register call (270) 534-335 or online at ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky, click on Paducah School of Art and Design. The full online community education catalog can be viewed or downloaded at westkentucky.kctcs.edu, click on Community Education and select the desired class.

Paducah School of Art and Design, 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, 905 Harrison Street and 919 Madison Street.

For more information, call (270) 534-3901.