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Upcoming Workshops

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 teaching artists, give our students a safe place to express themselves visually. Whether this is your first time, or you’re a seasoned artist who desires to refine your 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!


Sitting down with simple supplies, playing with shapes, lines, and textures. Moving pieces around to create what looks pleasing. In this 2-day workshop, your exploration will lead to a knowledge of what Kelli’s process teaches again and again.

Instructor

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.
  • Sacred Stitched Journals - Day 2
    July 31, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Need something cool to tote your stuff in? Make a Boho Carpet Bag with Val! Reuse, Repurpose, ReSew!

Instructor

Valerie Pollard
Valerie is a student, shop sitter, and occasional instructor at Ephemera Paducah. She sews, knits, dabbles in quilting and mixed media. She has always had a love of making things and enjoys reusing and repurposing found treasures.
  • Boho Bag
    August 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Old Books to Art Books: Make your own exposed spine journal from a repurposed vintage book!

Instructor

Lesley Patterson-Marx
Lesley Patterson-Marx is a delightful and talented book, mixed media and fiber artist!
  • Old Books to Art Books Day 1
    August 20, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Old Books to Art Books Day 2
    August 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’ve seen my shop Apron you know what I’m talking about! Spend a few days in the Studio and Kristin will get you on your way to creating a charming piece of artwork that you can wear and add to throughout the years.

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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.

Instructor

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.
  • Day 1 - Immersive Stitching
    August 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2 - Immersive Stitching
    August 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rescheduled for 2021 – Join us! Are you interested in exploring Cold Wax and Oil Painting don’t know where to begin? If this intrigues you, Exploring Cold Wax and Oil Painting with Jodi Ohl is just the course for you!

Instructor

Jodi Ohl
A self-taught mixed media artist, Jodi Ohl has earned herself a spot in the mixed media landscape, as both artist and renowned instructor. For the last several years she has developed a diverse body of work that features distinctive textures and bold color combinations.
  • Exploring Cold Wax & Oil Paint Day 1
    August 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Exploring Cold Wax & Oil Paint Day 2
    August 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Exploring Cold Wax & Oil Paint Day 3
    August 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are beyond thrilled that Rae will be teaching at Ephemera Paducah in 2021! On your Marks, Get Set, PLAY!

Instructor

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.
  • Rae Missigman Day 1
    September 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Rae Missigman Day 2
    September 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Rae Missigman Day 3
    September 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
–Henry Ward Beecher
Join us as we create these clever creatures for a weekend of stitching with Ann Wood!

Instructor

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.
  • Day 1 - Needle Book
    September 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Edwardian Bird
    September 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Edwardian Bird
    September 26, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
–Henry Ward Beecher
Here is another opportunity for a workshop with Ann Wood!

Instructor

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.
  • Day 1 - Needle Book
    September 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Edwardian Bird
    September 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Edwardian Bird
    September 29, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mary Beth Shaw swore off Art Journaling for many years until 2013 when she suddenly had little time to make her own artwork. She started slowly but then found great solace in her journal. Today she teaches many types of workshops, but her heart swells when sharing journal techniques.

Instructor

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

Here’s your Second Chance for Spontaneous Intent! Mary Beth is going to stay in town to teach a second workshop!

Instructor

Mary Beth Shaw
The founder and original StencilGirl! This creative lady is an inspirational dynamo!
  • Another Spontaneous Intent - Day 1
    October 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Another Spontaneous Intent - Day 2
    October 26, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Regular shop hours Thursday & Friday 10 – 5, Saturdays 10 – 2 (at least)  •  Always open by chance or appointment by calling 270.748.6348
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