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!


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
    April 17, 2020
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Old Books to Art Books Day 2
    April 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend two (2) lovely days turning an abandoned vintage quilt square into a treasured piece of fiber art by adding stenciling, embroidery, and embellishments.

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.
  • Salvaged and Adorned Day 1
    April 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Salvaged and Adorned Day 2
    April 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join Melanie Morris in this 2-day workshop that will help you create fresher and more intuitive acrylic paintings! And, you can enjoy the Lower Town Arts & Music Festival each evening – Fun days and nights!

Instructor

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.  
  • Fearless Florals Day 1
    May 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fearless Florals Day 2
    May 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come make a stack of beautiful papers to use in your collage, art journaling, cardmaking or other paper endeavors!

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 - Paper-Palooza
    May 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Paper-Palooza
    May 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this 2-day workshop, you will make your very own mini-book, full of vintage goodness, eclectic objects, and just maybe, the kitchen sink! Come in a day early for the 400-Mile Yard Sale!

Instructor

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).
  • Random Treasures Day 1
    June 6, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Random Treasures Day 2
    June 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wanna hang out and Art Journal all weekend long???

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.
  • Art Journaling Weekend (Starts Friday)
    July 17, 2020
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    July 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday
    July 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Demos, coaching, lots of one-on-one interaction, making art in an immersive creative atmosphere; Seth Apter’s Studio Sessions is a completely new approach for Mixed Media enthusiasts.

Instructor

Seth Apter
Seth Apter is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer. His artwork has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books, independent zines, and national magazines.
  • Studio Sessions Day 1
    July 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Open Studio Day 1
    July 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Studio Sessions Day 2
    July 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Open Studio Day 2
    July 25, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Studio Sessions Day 3
    July 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Create your own mixed media neighborhood!

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.
  • Won't you be my neighbor?
    August 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 28, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Exploring Cold Wax & Oil Paint Day 2
    August 29, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Exploring Cold Wax & Oil Paint Day 3
    August 30, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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 1
    September 11, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sacred Stitched Journals - Day 2
    September 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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