Rose Hughes, a quilt artist who recently relocated to Paducah, displays her appliquéd quilts. Hughes will teach a no-sew class about color at Ephemera Paducah, 333 N. Ninth St., on Saturday.
Quilt artist Rose Hughes said that journaling about color changed the way she worked as an artist. Attendees at Hughes' "Adventure in Color" workshop will have the opportunity to explore color and its application in a variety of media.
Rose Hughes used to be a little color shy.
The quilt artist, who relocated to Paducah from California last year, would always reach for blue and yellow materials when working on a project.
“We all get into our comfort colors,” she said. “We don’t have a tendency to see how other colors can come into play when we go to make art. Giving ourselves permission to use other colors is something people forget,” Hughes said.
Hughes will share how she broke out of her color rut during a workshop, “Adventure in Color,” on Saturday. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ephemera Paducah, 333 N. Ninth St.
Hughes will discuss a bit of color theory, but also explore ways to go beyond the rules and become more adventurous with color. She will encourage students to keep a color journal, examining the hues they find in the world around them.
“Whether it’s at a grocery store, at the park, or down at the beach, color is happening all around us,” Hughes said.
Hughes said she began quilting as a way to keep herself sane as she worked a corporate job that involved ATM networking. She got out of that job in 2003, and has been teaching and publishing books on quilting since then.
Although Hughes’ specialty is fiber art, hers is appropriate for artists of all media, or anyone who wants to incorporate color into a project, she said.
Hughes’ workshop is one of several scheduled for Ephemera Paducah, which opened in Lower Town during Quilt Week.
Kristin Williams, proprietor of Ephemera, said an altered cigar box workshop will be held today from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A garden totem workshop is also scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13.
Williams said classes in such media as stained glass, watercolor, and jewelry making are also in the pipeline at Ephemera.
The price for Hughes’ workshop is $65. The other two workshops cost $35, including supplies. To register for a workshop, visit ephemerapaducah.com. For more information, contact Kristin Williams at 270-443-0003 or Kristin@EphemeraPaducah.com.
Contact Laurel Black, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8641 or follow @LaurelFBlack on Twitter.