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[Audio] 2016 MSU Summer Art Workshop Has Focus on Technology

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For more than 20 years, Murray State University Department of Art & Design's Summer Art Workshop has brought in high school students from around the country to participate in a week-long experience learning from various artistic mediums. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Nicole Hand Bryant about this year's event, which has a focus on STEAM (STEM with an 'A' for Art) incorporating technology into art projects.

Some of the topics in this year's STEAM focus include a drawing class where the work is scanned and turned into animation, a sculpture class with a 3D printing element and stop-motion animation. Hand-Bryant says exposure to the various types of technology available are important for students today. 

40 students are the maximum for the class. All skill levels are welcome. May 13 is the deadline to register online. The workshop is June 12 through 17.

More information here

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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