Instructors

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!


Krystie Brinkley 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 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 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 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.
roxann coble bybun 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 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.
dinawakley 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 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.
Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Julie Snidle 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 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 - 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 Stamper - Shand is an exceptional teacher of all things metal and jewelry!
ornament making Stacey, Val & Kristin - These three live to make ornaments!
Valerie Pollard Valerie Pollard - Valerie loves all things Mixed Media!
Stacey Allgood Stacey Allgood - A former schoolteacher, Stacey loves painting all the things to make them "better than ever!"
Pam Carriker Pam Carriker - Pam Carriker is an Artist, Instructor, Columnist and Author of books Art at the Speed of Life and Creating Art at the Speed of Life. Her work can be found in over 50 publications and along with creating instructional videos for Strathmore Artist Papers, she has designed signature art product lines for StencilGirl Products, Stampington & Co and Derivan Matisse.
Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Mary Beth Shaw Mary Beth Shaw - The founder and original StencilGirl! This creative lady is an inspirational dynamo!
Sunny Carvalho Sunny Carvalho - Sunny Carvalho's unique style is whimsical, lively, pleasingly odd, and shows that this humble artist never takes herself too seriously. A patient and skilled instructor, Sunny's classes are a delight.
Elizabeth St Hilaire Elizabeth St. Hilaire - Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. Richard Colvin, executive director of the Lake Eustis Museum of Art says, “Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed.”
Leslie Marsh Leslie Marsh - Using metal, stones, and vintage findings, she forges relic-like book covers that call to mind medieval treasure bindings created during the Middle Ages.
Lynne Perella Lynne Perrella - Lynne is a trailblazer in the field of Mixed Media Art who will share her astounding collage techniques in three days of workshops.
Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer Susan Lenart Kazmer - Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. Her work creates a unique industry voice of Raw Authenticity and Expressive Adornment.
Kari McKnight Holbrook Kari McKnight Holbrook - Kari's popular classes are designed with student’s success in mind, enthusiastically guiding creative projects and techniques while allowing for artistic self-discovery.
Patience Renzullu Patience Renzulli - Patience is a dear Lower Town neighbor, animal lover (particularly Whippets), and absolutely obsessed with needle felting.
Cheryl Slaughter - Cheryl has been playing with fabric since she was old enough to use scissors!
Ken Oliver Ken Oliver - Ken Oliver is an accomplished artist who specializes in watercolor, paper crafting, altered art, mixed media book binding and craft projects. Ken lives in Newburgh, Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River.
Shannan Inman Shannan Inman - Shannan Inman, a Kentucky native and calligrapher from Ruston, Louisiana, founded Paperglaze Calligraphy in 2008. She is a member of IAMPETH, the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting.Shannan’s work has been featured in the Southern Weddings Magazine, Oh So Beautiful Paper blog, Dasherie Magazine, Once Wed, Style Me Pretty, and Green Wedding Shoes.
Rosemary Kandt Rosemary Kandt - Rosemary earned a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Cincinnati. She started out as a weaver and 15 years ago became interested in a specific beading stitch. Voila! She was hooked on beading!
Vicki Karrigan - Vicki Karrigan is a talented jewelry-maker and artist living in Cadiz, Kentucky. She's a strong supporter of the Janice Mason Art Museum having served on the Board of Directors for many years and current President.
ephemera paducah Kristin Williams - Kristin Williams is the owner of Ephemera Paducah. She adores mixed media and messing up her manicures with gesso, paint, glitter and other cool stuff.
Open Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
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