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!


Description

Do Kitsch and Christmas go hand-in-hand for you?? Do not miss this opportunity to dive into the Ephemera Paducah stash and create your very own Holiday Shadowbox!

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    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.
  • Christmas Shadowbox
    December 15, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Description

Want to break some glass? Play with Flux & Solder? Learn from someone with 25+ years of experience? Gaye Brewer will lead you in the process of creating stained glass in February. You’ll walk away with a finished piece sized 8″ x 10″.

  • Gaye Brewer

    Instructor

    Gaye Brewer
    Gaye Brewer's amazing stained glass work can be found in prominent places around Paducah. If you've admired the bar window at Cynthia's Ristorante or the decorative header around the concessions stand at Maiden Alley Cinema, then you've admired Gaye's artistic ability!
  • Introduction to Stained Glass
    February 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 2nd Class
    February 5, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 3rd Class
    February 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 4th Class
    February 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 5th Class
    February 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Make-up (if needed)
    February 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Description

Sashiko stitching is a traditional embroidery style from Japan. Originally used for repairs and reinforcements, in the present day, it is more often employed for its decorative purposes. Sashiko stitching is a simple yet elegant embroidery style that creates repeating patterns of varying complexity.

  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Aaron Sanders Head

    Instructor

    Aaron Sanders Head
    Aaron Sanders Head is a Nashville based textile artist offering workshops, original artwork and naturally dyed, hand-stitched goods.
  • Sashiko Stitching
    March 2, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Description

What do you do with all those odds, ends and lonely skeins of yarn leftover from knitting projects and impulse purchases? Gwen Bortner will show you what to do!

  • k2tog Knitting Retreat with Gwen Bortner
    March 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 k2tog Retreat
    March 30, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 ktogRetreat
    March 31, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Description

Join R&F Certified Instructor Julie Snidle for a weekend of Encaustic & Mixed Media!

  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Julie Snidle

    Instructor

    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.
  • Day 1 - Encaustic & Mixed Media
    April 6, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Encaustic & Mixed Media
    April 7, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Description

Have you seen the crazy prices on these custom-painted leather jackets??! In 2 days, Debi Adams will lead you step-by-step transforming your leather (or faux leather) jacket into a very cool and on-trend fashion statement!

  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Debi Adams

    Instructor

    Debi Adams
    Debi Adams is multi-faceted artist based in Southern California. She has been featured in Somerset Studios, Cloth Paper Scissors, Where Women Create and Where Women Cook magazines. She has mad art & craft skills in sooo many areas, and we're excited to host her first Kentucky Workshop!
  • Custom Leather Jacket Painting
    April 12, 2019 - April 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Description

Susan Lenart Kazmer is returning to enchant you with her totally mad, awesome metalsmithing skills! Forge, Cage, Wire, and Fire!

  • Susan Lenart Kazmer

    Instructor

    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.
  • Forge Cage Wire & Fire - Susan Lenart Kazmer
    May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Description

Gwen Lafleur’s Bohemian Style and Iconic Flair will make for a terrific 3-days of art-making!

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    Instructor

    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. 
  • The Hanging Art Journal
    June 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • More Angels More Icons
    June 7, 2019 - June 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Description

Breathe. Write. Relax. Learn the beautiful art of brush and watercolor lettering with renowned artist, author and teacher, Kelly Klapstein.

  • Kelly Klapstein

    Instructor

    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.
  • Day 1 - Introduction to Hand Lettering
    June 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Beginner Brush Lettering
    June 22, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 3 - Watercolor Lettering
    June 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Description

Spend 3 delightful days with Cathy Nichols as you explore mixed media painting and collage creating your own Oracle Deck!

  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Cathy Nichols

    Instructor

    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!
  • Day 1 - Create Your Own Oracle Deck
    July 11, 2019
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Create Your Own Oracle Deck
    July 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Create Your Own Oracle Deck
    July 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Open Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
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