Master Craftsman Program
The School of Art and Design's Master Craftsman Program (MCP) is an academic program
that provides students an opportunity to work on public art projects from initial
concept to finished product. The program delivers high-impact learning practices for
students through real-world applications. By engaging with clients throughout the
Atlanta area, students are actively involved in creative placemaking and place-keeping
providing positive impact on the surrounding communities.
Want to try your hand at becoming a Master Craftsman? First, you must take 3D Design
(ART1200) and complete it with a passing grade. Then, you are free to sign up for
Master Craftsman by registering for ART3340. You may take the class up to three times
Video, below: Master Craftsman Program instructor Page Burch creates a pair of KSU's
wings for the "Forge Your Future. Find Your Wings" KSU campaign.
Video, below: Master Craftsman students work on creating a memorial sculpture.
Annual Conference Awards
Students in the Master Craftsman Program worked with Southern Graphics Council International
to produce awards for their annual conference.
Sculptural Entryway Signage
Students created sculptural signage for the new Gateway Park in Kennesaw; the signage
was commissioned by the City of Kennesaw.
This large-scale sundial was installed as public art for the new Gateway Park in Kennesaw
and commissioned by the City of Kennesaw.
Sculptural Shade Structure
Every park needs protection from the sun, and this shade structure for Kennesaw's
Gateway Park fits the bill.
Outdoor Bench, Red
Visitors to the City of Kennesaw may rest for a bit on this bench designed and built
by Brooke Barrett.
Outdoor Bench, Green
The City of Kennesaw commissioned MCP to create functional art for the Main Street
corridor, such as this bench by Carrie McDaniel.
Aviation Park Sculptural Signage
This impressive sign for Aviation Park was ordered by Town Center Community Improvement
Sculptural Outdoor Bench
This functional bench outside of the Southern Museum is a nod to the City of Kennesaw's
ties to the railroad.
Public art meets function in this outdoor bench for the Southern Museum in Kennesaw.
Iron Pour Demonstration
Students in MCP often demonstrate iron pours at festivals and other public events.
Watch the video below!
Students also created custom cast iron manhole covers for the Main Street corridor
in downtown Kennesaw. Check out the detail in these functional public art pieces!