Adult Workshops

Paper Succulent Sculpture Workshop with Alyson Thiel
(Registration Now Closed)

Tuesday, September 27th

6:00-8:00p KMAC Education Studio

16 max participants $40 each ($35 members)


In this workshop, artist Alyson Thiel will teach participants her process for sculpting with paper. Previous workshops with Alyson have focused on paper flowers and this workshop will expand the process to crafting succulents. Each participant will make different types of succulents with paper and paint to place in a pot to display and take home. This workshop is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative and spend time with friends! Snacks and libations will be provided.


KMAC Members receive $5 off with the coupon code MEMBER

Cancellation policy: If the registrant cancels 5 days or more before workshop date, the fee will be refunded minus a $2 service charge. For cancellations less than 5 days before the workshop date, we cannot offer refunds or credits but you may send a friend in your place!

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Alyson Thiel is a paper artist specializing in paper flowers, paper fashion, and immersive installations with botanically-inspired forms. Her recent practice is informed by a decade-long painting practice. Thiel studied abstract painting at Denison University, and studied abroad at a plein-air painting school in Aix-en-Provence, France. She is interested in color, texture, and movement and approaches paper sculpture with a painterly eye. Her current body of work consists of paper flower bouquets, wearable headpieces, canvases with sculptural elements that extend onto the wall, puppetry, and site-specific installation. Thiel shows and sells her work primarily in Revelry Gallery and also creates custom headpieces and floral decor on commission. Her paper fascinators have been featured in New York Magazine and the Louisville Voice Tribune. Thiel was the January 2018 Artist-in-Residence for the Louisville Public Library's COLLIDER program, where she created a paper installation with repurposed book pages. Thiel has participated in KMAC Couture as an artist in 2018, 2019 & 2022.

Book Art Adult Workshop with Monica Stewart

Wednesday, October 5th


Free for Adults 18+


Join KMAC Artist in Residence, Monica Stewart, in exploring tunnel and diorama book forms. From stage sets to commemorative souvenirs to toys, tunnel books or paper theaters have been made since the 18th Century. We’ll explore their potential for storytelling and lighting. Whether inspired by folk tales, or ghost stories, come with an idea in mind or use one of the provided templates, and you can make your own miniature paper world.

The Book Art workshop is now full. For a spot on the waitlist, click the button below:

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Vasilisa the Brave, cut paper, 8 x 11 x 5 inches, 2016


KMAC is excited to host artist Monica Stewart in our Artist in Residence studio from August 12 - October 31, 2022. Stewart specializes in paper art and will be using her residency to make work in the museum that will then be exhibited in her solo show, which will open at KMAC on November 19, 2022.


As a part of her residency, Stewart will be teaching a number of free art workshops like the one above. This residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.


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Virtual Private Adult Workshops

Looking for a team-building excursion or a fun evening with friends? Book an adult workshop for groups of 10 or more! These workshops are perfect for beginners or anyone looking to be creative. Each workshop includes two hours of instruction and all the materials you need to complete the project and even continue to experiment after the class is over!  Costs vary depending on workshop theme. Discounted prices available for non-profits.


Email for more information or to book your workshop.

Monica Stewart is a Louisville-based artist specializing in cut paper and fiber art. She holds a BFA in painting from Murray State University and an MFA from the University of Louisville, where she currently teaches studio art. Her work demonstrates exemplary technical skill and precision in assembling imaginary scenes of feminine endurance and creativity. Through the use of cut paper and fiber, Stewart’s work takes on an additional dimension of societal critique in which mediums considered “women’s work” are elevated to the level of fine art.


Stewart’s work has been exhibited at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), the Cressman Center for Visual Art (Louisville, KY), Revelry Gallery (Louisville, KY) and Tim Faulkner Gallery (Louisville, KY). She is a Hadley Creatives alumnus (2019) and was awarded the Emerging Artist Award by Louisville Visual Art in 2019.