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!

Childwatch/CASA has put out the call that they’d like our community to make stockings or pillowcases for their over 100 kids in their care. Join us for a fun afternoon/early evening to make this happen!

  • Pillowcase Making for CASA
    August 27, 2019
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mary Beth Shaw and Seth Apter together at Ephemera Paducah for four (4) DAYS? That is magical!!!


  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Seth Apter
    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.
  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Mary Beth Shaw
    Mary Beth Shaw
    The founder and original StencilGirl! This creative lady is an inspirational dynamo!
  • Magical Mystery Tour
    September 4, 2019 - September 7, 2019
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you LUST after RUST??? Create a couple of bundles and watch the magic happen! Come back later in the week and use your creation in a mixed media handstitching project.

  • Rust Lust
    September 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Incorporate rust-dyed fabric into a hand-stitched mixed media Prayer Flag.

  • Prayer Flag - Rusty fabric & mixed media
    September 13, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Paint pouring with Dina Wakley?!?!?! Could anything be more fun?!?!?!?


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    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.
  • Dina Wakley Day 1
    October 11, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dina Wakley Day 2
    October 12, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in this 4-day workshop with Lisa Pressman! “We have high-energy sessions that feature experimentation with a multitude of materials. I schedule fast-paced demos and exercises along with plenty of painting time, personal attention and group discussions.”


  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Lisa Pressman
    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.
  • Day 1 - Moving Paint
    October 24, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 -Moving Paint
    October 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Moving Paint
    October 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 4 - Moving Paint
    October 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Childwatch/CASA has put out the call that they’d like our community to make stockings or pillowcases for their over 100 kids in their care. Join us for a fun afternoon/early evening to make this happen!

  • Stocking-Making for CASA
    November 5, 2019
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“One thing leads to another, if you let it. But first, you need to start. Sometimes without knowing where you are going.” Join Ann Woods for Botanical Experiments in soft sculpture!


  • Ephemera Paducah Instructor: Ann Wood
    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 - Botanical Experiments
    November 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Botanical Experiments
    November 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Botanical Experiements
    November 10, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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