333 North 9th Street | Paducah, Kentucky 42001 | 270.443.0003
A rich experience awaits the everyday artist who seeks a break from the stresses of life. When life so easily entangles our soul and steals the joy right out of our days we need a place to rest. Art classes, taught by national art instructors at Ephemera Paducah, introduce students to a variety of mixed media techniques and give them a safe place to express themselves visually. Whether this is your first-time, or you’re a seasoned artist who desires to refine your artistic skills, our workshops offer a variety of options to allow your creative spirit to soar.
If there are prerequisites for classes or experience needed, the workshop description will clearly tell you. Otherwise, if you are interested, dive in! You can do it! Our talented instructors are thrilled to teach beginners and experienced “everyday artists” alike!
Robert Mahar-Robert Mahar is a Los Angeles based artist, designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects and products. He’s also a proud alumni of the inaugural season of NBC’s crafting competition show Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. With an...
Kelli May-Krenz-I create from a very authentic place by staying true to my imagination. Creativity is endless for me. Like breathing I simply must do it. My art always has layers filled with hope, cheerfulness, and wonder.
Lesley Patterson-Marx-Lesley Patterson-Marx is a delightful and talented book, mixed media and fiber artist!
Kate Thompson-Kate Thompson is a painter and fiber artist especially gifted at demystifying her unconventional painting techniques. A firm believer in the spiritual nature of creating, she finds the work of sharing with others what she has learned the most fulfilling role of her life. Kate is a gifted teacher who is adept at helping artists move closer to expressing their own authentic voices through their work.
Tina Walker-Tina Walker is an artist who believes mixed media is the perfect discipline because it encompasses multiple materials and design techniques. Her project selections and medium choices are always changing and she frequently hosts on-line collaborations and challenges. Those who take her workshops often emerge more emboldened to experiment as well as having a whole new perspective on mixing nature with art (among other things).
Rae Missigman-Rae Missigman, mixed media artist and instructor, is known for her vivid colors, intricate layering, and signature repetitive art marks. As an instructor, Rae strongly encourages all artists to trust themselves to fearlessly do what they love. She champions a bold voice, continuing education, and finding inspiration in the everyday.
Melanie Morris-Melanie Morris leads workshops that help students create fresher and more intuitive paintings. Known for her paint-layering technique and dreamlike works, Melanie’s style is often fast-paced and spontaneous. Attendees frequently come away surprised to find their favorite paintings are the ones they created in the shortest amount of time.
Andrea Chebeleu-Although we are on opposite coasts, we are never more than a phone call away. Come meet the kindest person who said, "Can I help?" when I shared my plans for opening Ephemera Paducah! Plus she has incredible skills from teaching for over 20 years!
Jacqueline Sullivan-Mixed media, acrylic paints, pastels. calligraphy, bookbinding, and fiber arts – Jacqueline has loved them all since she first discovered each medium. She has a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as a publication, marketing and advertising designer, but her passion has...
Ann Wood-Ann Wood enjoys using unassuming materials, cardboard, paper and other discarded things. Practicality appeals to her and she loves the idea of giving the humblest and most common materials and tired, dispirited and faded things new importance and meaning.
Lisa Pressman-What I bring to teaching is my years of experience with conceptually-driven abstraction and the love of layers of materials. All of my teaching concentrates on content, creativity, art making and of course, technique, with an emphasis on helping students to discover their unique marks and concepts. Many artists who attend my workshops want and need to revisit the fundamentals of art, including color, composition, and mark making. We cover these important aspects of what makes a painting hold together.
Cathy Nichols-Cathy is a full-time artist, oracle card designer and the author of Storytelling Art Studio: Visual Expressions of Character, Mood and Theme in Mixed Media as well as the 'star' of the Storytelling Art Collection of DVDs through Artist Network TV. Cathy also designs whimsical and story-oriented stencils for StencilGirl!
Glenda Miles-Glenda Miles feels compelled to reclaim forsaken photographs and what she describes as the “everyday discarded”. She says she finds comfort in those neglected pictures and well-loved artifacts. She sees them as untold stores. She believes that taking the deep dive into the creative process during Ancestor Art invites surprising symbolism, transformative story telling and heartfelt expression.
Kelly Klapstein-Kelly Klapstein, the author of The Art of Brush Lettering, is an artist who is passionate about sharing her love of letters and enjoys teaching workshops around the world, helping people relax and learn the techniques of calligraphy and hand lettering. Kelly is well-known for her calming, methodical teaching style and has developed her own brand of "Kelly Creates" lettering products with American Crafts.
Gwen LaFleur-Gwen LaFleur has loved arts and crafts her entire life. Gwen has tired everything from drawing lessons to paper crafts, until finally finding her true home as a mixed media artist. Her work can be found in private collections around the world and has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors and Creative Scrapbooker magazines.
Aaron Sanders Head-Aaron Sanders Head is a Nashville based textile artist offering workshops, original artwork and naturally dyed, hand-stitched goods.
Stefanie Graves-Stefanie Graves is a neighbor to Ephemera Paducah who moved here with the Artist Relocation Program. Her love of watercolor shines through in her workshops and we are so happy to have her back teaching!
Krystie Brinkley-Krystie owns The Silver Chics here in Paducah, Kentucky and has been going strong handcrafting jewelry since 1999. I finally talked her into teaching! Don't miss out!!
Judy Coates-Perez-Fiber artist and creative alchemist Judy Coates Perez welcomes students to indulge in three days of fiber art making, as she takes students through her process and techniques for using textiles, acrylics and mixed media in fiber art.
Charlie Patricolo-Dollmaker Charlie Patricolo encourages her students to produce work that challenges their ideas about their own abilities as “makers” and inspires them to push the limits of what they believe to be possible in their work. With her guidance, students learn and apply techniques for designing original, handmade dolls that reflect their own unique interests and experiences.
Joanne Sharpe-Best-selling author and international art instructor JoAnne Sharpe invites students to embrace the art of journaling and lettering as they explore their inner selves during three days of workshops. Her book The Art of Whimsical Lettering was named the Amazon Editor’s Pick for the Best Craft Book of 2014.
Roxanne Coble (byBun)-Roxanne Coble teaches students how to deliver new dimensions to their art journaling pages through painting techniques, and lessons in composition and color. Students will build up a mixed media foundation that incorporates painting and other skills used to design meaningful, personal designs.
Laura Lein-Svencner-Abstract mixed media collage artist Laura Lein-Svencner will lead students of all levels and skills in this 3-day workshop that explores the process, principles and techniques used in fine art collage.
Dina Wakley-Dina Wakley’s upbeat approach to mixed media gives students the courage to express themselves through art journaling and the creation of mixed media boards. Dina’s guidance and techniques will both inspire and develop participants’ mixed media toolbag, allowing them to go deeper in their work.
Nathalie Kalbach-In her workshops, Nathalie teaches students how to use various printmaking and art journaling tools, supplies and mixed media art techniques. Her teaching method is designed to help students unlock their personal creativity in their personal art journals and mixed media prints.
Julie Snidle-Encaustic artist Julie Snidle continually seeks ways to elevate her work as an artist and art workshop instructor. Julie engages students new to the art of encaustic painting, as well as those working to heighten their skills, in this ancient art form.
Geoffrey Gorman-Sculpture artist Geoffrey Gorman teaches students how to construct sculptures using found objects techniques to overcome construction challenges that often present themselves in three-dimensional artwork. Students are encouraged to think about shapes, forms and materials that intrigue them and incorporate these ideas and objects into their work.
Carleen Johns-Carleen Johns from Southern Missouri is a Level II PMC instructor who received her instruction at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, GA. In addition to silver clay jewelry, Carleen makes sterling silver pieces using traditional fabrication methods.
Shand Stamper-Shand is an exceptional teacher of all things metal and jewelry!