SUMMER 2018 MASTER ARTISTS WORKSHOPS
Holly Gage Erika Lynne Hanson Tim Jaeger Shana Kohnstamm Montana Pritchard Wyatt Severs Susan Skoczen Nash Quinn
(re)create yourself here.
KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
(re)create yourself here. 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, West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s 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. PSAD launched its first Master Artists 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 2018 workshop program has expanded to include food photography, weaving, small metals, wood working, casting, and felting, as well. 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. West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a regionally accredited college and has been recognized by The Aspen Institute as one of the top ten community colleges in the nation four consecutive times, and twice as a Finalist with Distinction. PSAD’s Master Artists Workshop program contributes to Paducah’s emergence as a cultural destination and its designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Craft and Folk Art, while promoting national recognition for PSAD. PaducahSchoolofArtandDesign.org
June 29-July 1 Introduction to Chasing and Repoussé
is a metalsmith who works with a broad range of materials, techniques, and formats. Originally from Wyoming, Nash received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wyoming and his Master of Fine Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. His work can be seen in exhibitions nationwide, and in publications including Metalsmith Magazine. Nash worked for two years as the metalsmithing studio coordinator at Peters Valley School of Craft, and is currently an adjunct instructor at Rowan University. He lives in Philadelphia with his partner and fellow metalsmith, Jera Lodge.
Chasing and repoussé are complimentary processes that are among the oldest sheet-metal forming techniques. They offer limitless possibilities, from fully dimensional, sculptural forms to precise, pattern-based surface embellishment. This fast-paced workshop covers the essentials about pitch, hammers, and chasing tools, and practice lining, embossing, planishing, and matting techniques in both lined and unlined repoussé projects. Emphasis is on volume development and surface refinement. Students will learn to make their own tools and to modify tools they may already have. This workshop prepare you for own chasing and repoussé practice.
Nash Quinn • June 29-July 1 • Tuition $290 • materials and supplies additional Introduction to Chasing and Repoussé
Erika Lynne Hanson
June 29-July 1 Inlay: On Loom Drawing
Erika Lynne Hanson
is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator whose work is rooted in textile practices. Currently Assistant Professor of Fibers/Socially Engaged Practices at Arizona State University, Hanson received her Master of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts in 2010. Her work is exhibited widely, most recently at Field Projects in New York, NMSU’s University Art Gallery, and the Tucson Museum of Art.
Through an investigation of structural and material inlay, this workshop will explore techniques for breaking the grid of weaving outside of traditional tapestry techniques. During the 3 days we will cover techniques for discontinuous weave structures, explore the interaction of color, and think about weaving as drawing. A basic understanding of weaving is helpful but not required.
Erika Lynne Hanson • June 29-July 1 • Tuition $290 • materials and supplies additional Inlay: On Loom Drawing
June 29-July 1 Color and Expression: Paint What You Love
was raised in Paducah, Kentucky, and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, Florida. Since graduating in 2002, Jaeger has continued to maintain his Sarasota studio while engaging the community in numerous projects and fostering new artistic partnerships through his role as Campus and Community Engagement Manager at Ringling College of Art + Design. Jaeger’s paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections both in the United States and abroad.
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. Tim’s experience and enthusiasm creates an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibilities as you 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.
Tim Jaeger • June 29-July1 • Tuition $290 • materials and supplies additional Color and Expression: Paint What You Love
July 6-8 Dynamic Surfaces: Cast Rings
Susan Skoczen attended Kent State University
where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Metals and studied under the direction of Kathleen Brown, Donna D’Aquino and Tara Stephenson. Skoczen went on to receive her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, also in Jewelry and Metals. While at RISD, she studied with Louis Mueller, Robin Quigley, Johan Van Aswegen and Barbara Seidenath. Her work has been shown at Velvet DaVinci (San Francisco, CA), Sienna Gallery, (Lenox, MA) Aaron Farber Gallery (New York, NY), Sherrie Gallery (Columbus, OH) and several others. Skoczen has taught at Kent State University (KSU), University of Akron, The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and is a former Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Kokomo (IUK).
In this three-day workshop students will learn the process of carving waxes, casting the waxes in metal and finishing the metal to create unique finger rings. Layout, carving, filing, and finishing your waxes will be demonstrated along with how to size wax to create a comfortable, yet intriguing ring. The design process will be an integral part of the class with several group and individual critique opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on creating a dynamic surface/structure for the piece. Students will then invest their finished waxes and learn the lost-wax casting process and cast their rings in sterling silver. Finishing techniques for the metal rings will round out the workshop. Basic skills required.
Susan Skoczen • July 6-8 •Tuition $290 • materials and supplies additional Dynamic Surfaces: Cast Rings
July 6-8 Sculptural Felting: Soft & Sensational
attended a wet-felting workshop in 2010 that ignited a passion for making beautiful, strange and technically complex wool sculptures. Since then, her work has been featured in fiber art magazines & books, juried and invitational exhibitions, and has earned awards in regional art exhibitions. She curated an international soft sculpture exhibit in Nashville in 2015 and was invited by Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts to teach Sculptural Felting in 2015 and 2018 workshops. Shana has explored a variety of creative careers, including stained glass design and fabrication, bead and jewelry making, theatrical painting, and even briefly apprenticed as an ocularist before turning her attention once again to making fine art.
This workshop will focus on the interplay of wet-felting and needle-felting techniques to produce soft sculpture. We will utilize the plasticity of the wool itself to build complex and dynamic forms, which will be needle-felted and then given a wet-felt finish. In addition, students will learn to make wet-felted pre-felt sheets, surface design elements and finishing techniques. No previous felting knowledge is required, but those students who already know one technique are encouraged to delve into the other. Demonstrations and structural problem solving will lead to independent exploration by the students. Please note that both techniques require repetitive arm and hand motion.
Shana Kohnstamm • July 6-8 • Tuition $290 • materials and supplies additional Sculptural Felting: Soft and Sensational
July 13-15 Fundamentals of Green Wood Turning
has taught woodworking at Murray State University, Peters Valley School of Craft, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. He is currently making and teaching in his private studio located at the Murray Art Guild. Wyatt’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and included in the publications 500 Cabinets, Making Good, Maker Moxie and Woodwork magazines. His work will be showcased in a solo exhibit scheduled to open September 9 at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in Evansville, Indiana.
Students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning through demonstrations and lectures focusing on the use of green lumber. We will begin with spindle turning, learning the basic structures of beads and coves, which are the foundation of all shapes in woodturning. On the first day, students will create a mallet or two, or something similar in size. From there we will move into bowl turning, learning the processes of selecting lumber for stability and aesthetics, and the proper way to mount lumber to insure safety while turning. Students will practice and perfect proper tool use, drying and finishing techniques, tool sharpening and lathe maintenance.
Wyatt Severs • July 13-15 • Tuition $290 • materials and supplies additional
Fundamentals of Green Wood Turning
July 13-15 Ingredients of Great Food Photography
Montana Pritchard is a highly recognized
commercial photographer based in West Palm Beach, Florida, who has earned widespread acclaim for his vision and technical skills. Montana has been shooting editorial and commercial work since 1993, including domestic and international ad campaigns for American Express, Jamba Juice, The PGA of America, Ritz Carlton, Bolle, Bushnell, and more. Long sponsored by Nikon USA, Montana has realigned with Sony and recently represented them in Hawaii. He has considerable experience in the field of food photography having shot for and shared a studio/commercial kitchen with Master Chef Jeremy Hanlon, winner of the National Restaurant Associations Hot Chef Challenge.
This three-day workshop provides a brief overview of photographic basics before delving in-depth into food photography lighting techniques; prop selection to tell your story; set-up for raw ingredients and prepared food; styling and preparing the plate; shooting beverages; shooting food and drink for social media; and setting up and shooting at a splash station. The final day will focus on processing images, editing, client relations, and the business of photography. This class will be of benefit to chefs as well as photographers looking to expand their experience, range, and client base.
Montana Pritchard • July 13-15 • Tuition $290 • materials and supplies additional Ingredients of Great Food Photography
July 14-15 Stone Setting Like a Pro
Holly Gage of Gage Designs is a 2015 Saul Bell
Design Award winning artist who creates contemporary jewelry and teaches her unique techniques with a gentle blend of art and soul. Holly brings her innovation; creativity and gift of helping others find their artistic voice through classes, mentoring programs, and master workshops in the US and abroad. She is a full-time jewelry artist, Certified Metal Clay Instructor, author, and conference speaker, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Art and Education. Her jewelry and articles on design and technique can be found in over 65 publications, including the Best of America Jewelry Artists, PMC Guild Annual Volumes1–5, Metal Clay Today, Metal Clay Artist, Art Jewelry and Lapidary Journal, and Jewelry Artist, among other publications.
A fantastic stone needs a fantastic setting and in this workshop that’s exactly what you’ll learn to make. The key to a professionally set stone is good craftsmanship and a clean and well-finished bezel. During class you will learn to make a bezel for a stone of your choice using fine silver bezel wire. The bezel will be attached to a piece that has been designed and fired in this workshop. Afterward, you will attach the bezel to the rest of your piece and prepare for a second firing. Finally, the stone will be set and ready for the final touch. The result will have people wondering, “How did you do that?” So come and join me, and you too, will be setting stones like a pro.
Holly Gage • July 14-15 • Tuition $190 •
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Stone Setting Like a Pro
Paducah School of Art and Design
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