In-Person Workshops

Workshop at Nat’s- Stroll Through The Hood Wall Hanging

Join Nathalie Kalbach in her home in Jersey City, NJ for an extra special workshop!

Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 1pm – 4:30pm

Location details will be sent once you sign up :)

Let’s create 3 beautiful little mixed media wall hangings! We will begin by creating colorful, patterned backgrounds. Then we’ll take it further by adding scenery using stamps, graphite, paints and other supplies. Finally we will add detail and highlights to pull the landscapes together. We will be working on Ampersand Clayboard which offers a special and exciting surface to create your Mixed Media work on. You will go away with 3 charming little wall hangings for your home, office, or gifting AND you will have had an afternoon of relaxing creativity with a great group of students!

All of Nathalie’s stamps, stencils, and other n*Studio products will be available for purchase at the workshop, as well as a selection of other mixed media art goodies.

Supplies for students to bring:

  • 3 Ampersand Claybords 5 in. x 7 in
  • 5-8 colors of Acrylic Paints
  • Small water mister
  • Paper Roll
  • Rag
  • Apron to protect your clothes
  • Archival Ink Black
  • Craft Knife / Xacto Knife
  • Medium bristle Brush and a couple very small fine tip brushes to do detail work

Nathalie will provide: 

– My stamps with RubberMoon, including the Stroll Through the Hood stamps featuring landmarks in and around Jersey City and NYC

– Archival Ink Pads of various colors

– Art Graf water-soluble graphite

Coming Soon – Workshop at OOAK with Nat Kalbach and Birgit Koopsen

Save the Date! Birgit Koopsen and I are returning in 2018 to OOAK in Syracuse, NY to teach another workshop! Please stay tuned for more information and check out all the fun we had last time!

What’s Cooking? Art Journaling in Florida


What makes an Art Journal spread, or for that matter a work of art, work? Let’s explore in a playful and creative way the Principles and Elements of Art, using Mixed Media tools and supplies. Think of the principles as you might think of a recipe: A starting point to which we add the right ingredients – the elements – to make your art journal pages more interesting. Develop your individual recipes, which will result in your very own style. Let’s get cooking!

September 23rd, 11am – 7pm

Art Rules – Art in Translation Art Journaling in Florida

Let’s explore several master artists and get inspired by their artwork and techniques to create wonderful and unique art journal pages. Whether it be the Impressionist’s amazing color combinations or some of the Surrealist’s fun collage techniques, there are many different Master Artists whose skills can serve as a starting point for your own artwork. Find out what you like and what works for you. Learn about opacity and layering, colors, troubleshooting, mixing materials, making your own tools, creating backgrounds and patterns. We will work with acrylic paints, inks, markers, wax bars and other paint media to create dimension and texture. We will make the most of stencils, stamps, mono printing plates and generic tools to make our own mark. Get ready to Rule Your Art Journal!

September 24th, 11am – 7pm

Color Crush – 3Day Art Journaling Class with Nat Kalbach & Birgit Koopsen

COLOR CRUSH comes to Coventry, England! This is a 3-day Art Journaling workshop taught by mixed media artists Birgit Koopsen and Nathalie Kalbach.

We are excited to be teaching a workshop focused on one of our favorite topics… COLOR!
“Color is beautiful, powerful, and fun! It makes our heart beat faster, gives us butterflies in our stomach and puts an ear to ear smile on our faces… We dream in color, we eat in color…We LIVE in color!“

Join us and build a colorful art journal from start to finish!

Master Art Express – Art Journaling

Imagine you could take a trip through Europe and at each stop one of the many masters of European art would materialize and invite you to explore their art to implement into your art journal. Let’s take this imaginary trip together and explore different European artists at each station, taking their artwork as an inspiration for mixed media techniques and colors. We will discuss why some things work and why some things don’t work and will solve the little “problems” that sometimes occur while creating art. Work with acrylic paints, acrylic inks, different tools and materials and gain a deeper knowledge about the versatility and possibilities of your art materials. Let the travel itself be part of the journey and take the elements of art in to push your own art journaling style just a notch further.

Walk with Me – Altered Book

There is something so beautiful about a book – the cover, the spine, the paper, the typography and it makes a beautiful companion on a journey. Walk with Me and give an old and maybe discarded book a new colorful life. Learn fun stenciling, stamping and book altering techniques, how to draw when you can’t draw and use the book as a wonderful substrate to create a beautiful keepsake. Use acrylic paints, and inks and fun tools and techniques and be ready for a fun ride.

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling

It starts the moment you sit down, an experience that is distinctly art journaling. A quick exhilaration, a sense of control, the art media’s surprising responsiveness as if they were simply an extension of you. There is a word for this creative experience: Artvergnugen! Artvergnugen is what makes your journal a piece of art. Join me and play with different art media and supplies; discover fun layering techniques with stamps, stencils and acrylic paints. Let’s talk about colors, composition, love-it or list-it to truly reveal your own style, and learn techniques, tips and tricks to take your art journaling further and turn it into Artvergnugen.

Meet & Greet Nat – Artful Adventures Book Signing

Meet me at The Ink Pad in NYC for a book signing with my new book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media! Pick up a personalized copy of the book and go on an Artful Adventure with me :) To add to the fun, there will be some special prizes for the first 5 in-store preorders and first 5 in-store purchases of the book.  Drop by, say Hello, and pick up your copy!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017: 4pm – 7pm