Spontaneous Intent with Mary Beth Shaw

spontaneous intent

Spontaneous Intent with Mary Beth Shaw


Mary Beth Shaw
The founder and original StencilGirl! This creative lady is an inspirational dynamo!
  • Spontaneous Intent - Day 1
    October 22, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Spontaneous Intent - Day 2
    October 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Spontaneous Intent - Day 3
    October 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Covid-19 Precautions Update – June 15, 2021

On June 11, 2021, Kentucky lifted all mandates regarding Covid precautions that would impact our workshops at Ephemera Paducah.

What that means is, those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask during the workshop while inside. Those who are more comfortable wearing a mask if vaccinated may certainly do so. However, precautions such as masks/attestation of vaccination status, etc. are no longer required for this workshop. Additionally, we will not have to change from the original schedule of this workshop keeping the original dates, times, and class size as shown. 

My staff and I are fully vaccinated. We have hand sanitizer, soap, and clean shared supplies as well as clean the studio each evening of your workshop. We will also continue to be mindful of social distance in classes and use technology so that demonstrations are projected eliminating the need to hover around a table to see what’s going on!

We are so looking forward to seeing you at an in-person workshop this year!


Spontaneous Intent

In this class, we will explore tons of spontaneous techniques that focus on printmaking, surface design, collage, and painting – all with the intent to make interesting component parts for our art journal and other mixed media projects.spontaneous intent

In our first half-day, we will make a Collagraph plate and experiment with several types of printmaking, using Golden Open Acrylic Paints to create beautiful painted papers. We will make marks, fling paint, tear paper and then pull it all together in beautifully layered journal spreads.

art journaling Expect to learn specific ways to design a layout, ramp up the visual interest and fully integrate the page. We will use acrylic and watercolor products including paint, ink, texture medium, pencils, markers, and pastels.

Any level of student is welcome and prior students will find lots of new techniques to expand their mixed media repertoire

Students should bring to class (to have any supplies waiting for you, zip Kristin an email:

  • Strathmore 500 series Soft Cover journal, either size. Students may also wish to have a second journal on hand so they can navigate back and forth.
  • Soft rubber brayer
  • spray bottle
  • scissors
  • palette
  • brushes for painting
  • UHU glue stick
  • metal ruler
  • Gel plate (if you own one, otherwise we’ll have some available to share)
  • pencil & your favorite pens
  • optional craft mat,

Mary Beth will bring all the acrylic and watercolor paints, mediums, gessos and other supplies to make Collagraph plates. She will furnish crayons, markers, inks, papers, stamps, stencils and collage items.

If you have specific things you know you want to use, feel free to bring a small selection.

Lunch Saturday, as well as snacks & drinks daily, are provided. Chocolate is an Art Supply at Ephemera Paducah!

The minimum age to participate is 18 (those 16-17 allowed if accompanied by an adult also registered for class).

The minimum needed to make this class is 10; the maximum is 20.

You may register for this workshop by making a deposit of $99 which allows you to pay over time. Please note that your $99 deposit is non-refundable but is applied to your balance. Your balance ($260) is due no later than September 1, 2021, and can be made via PayPal or Credit card on this page or by mailing a check to Ephemera Paducah. Not paying the balance on or before the due dates results in the loss of your deposit and class seat.

Do you have friends taking this class? One of you needs to register for The Loft + class and you can stay right upstairs! It sleeps eight (8) friends in six (6) beds. The registration rate is the Early Bird rate! Click here for photos and details on The Loft.

Before registering, please familiarize yourself with our Cancellation Policies.


Details Price Qty
Spontaneous Intentshow details + $359.00 (USD)   Sold Out
$99 Hold my spot - Spontaneous Intentshow details + $99.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Regular shop hours Thursday & Friday 10 – 5, Saturdays 10 – 2 (at least)  •  Always open by chance or appointment by calling 270.748.6348
Check our Online Shop for Pop-up Sales!
+ +

Keep in Touch

Stay in the know for upcoming Workshops and Events! Our e-newsletter comes out a couple of times a month. We promise to never do ugly things like sell your contact information.

You have Successfully Subscribed!