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Found and Gathered with Seth Apter at Ephemera Paducah

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Join me at a very special gathering of creative makers for 3 days at Ephemera Paducah in Paducah, Kentucky – one of only nine UNESCO designated Creative Cities in the USA. This event is not simply an art workshop but rather has been designed to be an experience and an adventure. As we navigate our new world, after a long stretch of isolation and uncertainty, we will gather together to find a new way to create, express, engage, and flourish. – Seth Apter

Found and Gathered is a 3-day class that will enable you to immerse yourself in the creative process. The experience begins the moment you register as you source, find, and gather your own personal collection of papers, fibers, ephemera, photographs, and other bits & pieces that will become the basis of your creation. As the workshop begins and unfolds, we will gather together, both within the workshop space at Ephemera Paducah and at several surprise locations in the area. You will spend your time transforming your treasures into a series of what might loosely be called artist books. Some will be stitched and bound, some will be loose and some will simply be scraps floating in between. See the accompanying images to get a better sense of the project.

The instruction offered throughout, for the group as a whole as well as one-to-one, will cover the range of techniques used in mixed media: surface design, using paints and inks, hand stitching, bookbinding, mark-making, gel printing, collage, creative layering, and more. The workshop is designed to alternate between focused instructional demonstrations and uninterrupted art-making – allowing you to learn new techniques, styles, and approaches AND offering you precious time to get into the zone. This structure enables everybody the opportunity to work at their own comfortable pace in their own comfortable space. The group share at the end of the workshop is the perfect way to ease out of the magic of our time together back into our own outside worlds.

  • Day 1 - Found and Gathered
     July 21, 2022
     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Found and Gathered
     July 22, 2022
     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Found and Gathered
     July 23, 2022
     10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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