Nathalie Kalbach

About Nat Kalbach:

I am a self-taught mixed media artist. I was born in Germany and lived most of my adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. I now live in Jersey City, NJ.

My early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told me I had no talent. I worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had I not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.

I regained confidence in my creativity and have spent the last decade exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. I have worked in art journals and on canvases, incorporating collage and found objects. My projects have been published in several art, craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed media books. I have taught at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows, and by 2011 I was able to give up working as a paralegal to become a full-time artist.

Since 2006 I have taught workshops in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Australia, Israel, Malaysia and online. Since Spring 2015 I am teaching Mixed Media Workshops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In March 2016 I released four Acrylic Paint workshop DVD’s with ArtistNetwork TV (Colorful Foundations, Mediums Demystified, Raw Canvas Staining, and Creating Texture Canvases) In my workshops I share what I know about tools, supplies and techniques, with the goal of helping each student unlock his/her personal creativity.

My artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils), RubberMoon (rubber stamps), Stampendous (rubber stamp, foam stamp and stencil sets) and ArtFoamies (foam stamps). My work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex Acrylic Painting Sets sold at Michaels art and craft stores. From September 2014 until October 2105 I was a sponsored artist/brand ambassador for Liquitex.

In June 2017 my Book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media – Art and Techniques inspired by Observation & Experience with North Light Books was released.


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Dina Wakley

About Dina:

I am a mixed-media artist and teacher.

I love everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. I teach both in-person and online workshops. I have been scrapbooking since 1995, stamping since 1996, and art journaling since 2004. I have kept a personal journal since I was nine years old. I believe in writing yourself down, expressing yourself, and making your mark on the world.

As a Ranger Signature Designer, I design a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more.

My two books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. I also have seven instructional DVDs available through North Light.



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Andy Skinner

About Andy:

Andy Skinner is an established mixed media artist and tutor who teaches regular workshops all over the world.

Andy is an accomplished painter and ceramicist but is best known for his ‘industrial gothic’ altered art and assemblage pieces. His unique style is edgy, dark, and enigmatic, pushing the boundaries of the medium with new and innovative techniques.

Born and raised in Oxford, England, Andy was interested in art from a young age and the influence of his parents is obvious in his artistic style. His mother, a watercolour artist, encouraged Andy’s love of paints, while his father, an engineer with a knack for constructing amazing toys and gadgets from found objects, inspired the quirky and 3D elements of his altered art pieces. Since giving up his successful ceramics business, Andy has immersed himself in the mixed media world he loves.

He works as Executive Creative Consultant for DecoArt Inc, using his expertise to develop their innovative Media line of products, and is also a product designer for Stampendous and Tando Creative.



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Jimmy Leslie

About Jimmy:

Jimmy Leslie has always been an artist (beginning with the walls in his childhood bedroom and the desks at school).

After receiving his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, Jimmy spent 15 years as a college art professor. In 2009 he became the Resident Artist for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex Artist Materials, where he gets to play with a lot of paint and direct the Fine Art Collective education program. Jimmy is also the co-Director of the Collective Art Tank of Asbury Park, which is underwritten by Winsor & Newton and Liquitex.

Jimmy is New Jersey born and bred and his paintings have been exhibited throughout New Jersey, as well as New York, Oregon, Texas, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Illinois and New Hampshire.


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Gina Lee Kim

About Gina:

Gina Lee Kim may be a registered nurse, but her true calling is painting—specifically, watercolor & mixed-media. Her mission is to make art that’s enjoyable and approachable without the fear of drawing things perfectly.

Gina has several downloadable art lessons and DVD/video series available that explore watercolor textures, resists, monoprinting & gouache (F+W Media/Cloth Paper Scissors/ArtistNetwork). She is currently working her first watercolor book through NorthLight Publishing.

Gina lives north of Chicago with her husband, Jim, and their young son, Stephen.



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Pam Carriker

About Pam: 

Pam Carriker is an artist, instructor, author of books ART AT THE SPEED OF LIFE and CREATING ART AT THE SPEED OF LIFE, Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker and is a columnist for Somerset Art Journaling.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area with her husband and her youngest son while her two oldest boys serve in the Army and National Guard.

Traveling to teach around the country is something she enjoys very much as sharing the satisfaction that comes from creating art is a her passion. Pam’s work and writing can be found in over than 50 publications and she serves as a Directors Circle Artist for Stampington & Co®. She has created instructional Art Journaling videos for Strathmore® Artist Papers line of Visual Journals, as well as designed a line of stencils for StencilGirl® rubber art stamps for Stampington & Co® and continues to develop her line of signature mixed-media products for Derivan® Matisse®.

Turning her ‘hobby’ into her dream job has been the culmination of a life-long pursuit of living a creative life and she firmly believes it is never too late to begin living Art at the Speed of Life!



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Rachel Greig

About Rachel:

Rachel Greig is a photographer, artist and proud owner and designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps.

She has been involved in the creative arts industry for over 20 years. Rachel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, is a Ranger Certified Educator and Copic Certified Instructor. Rachel was awarded the ‘Master of Scrapbooking’ by Scrapbooking Memories magazine in 2001 and became Photography Editor of My Reflections magazine and Scrapbooking Memories magazine for several years. Her photography articles and craft projects continue to be published in many books and magazines, including Somerset Studio, The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, Craft Stamper, Scrapbooking Memories, Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft to name a few. She has appeared on QVC UK TV and makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.

Rachel loves combining rubber stamps and photography in her projects, using lots of ink, paint, and stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas and encouraging her students to unlock the artist within!

Rachel resides on the Central Coast in Australia with her husband Stewart, and children Ethan and Zoë.

Rachel enjoys teaching photography, mixed media and stamping workshops throughout the world.



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Stephanie Schütze

About Stephanie:

Stephanie Schütze is a mixed media artist, scrapbooker, and art journaler with a passion for drawing who lives with her two sweet daughters and her husband in Germany. She designs for several Design Teams such as Donna Downey, German Scrapbooking Shop, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l. She was presenter and demonstrator at HSE24 Germany for Sizzix in 2015/2016 and she loves to share her passion through Mixed Media Workshops.


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Andrew Borloz

About Andrew:

Andrew Borloz obtained his bachelor degree in Industrial Design from University of Bridgeport, and masters’ degree in Computer Science from University of Montclair.

He has traveled all over the world for various workshops in origami, paper arts, book arts, collage, printmaking, letterpress printing, and urban sketching. He has taught classes and workshops at origami conferences, Nature Printing Society Workshop, Art-Is-You Retreat, Cloth Paper & Scissors’ Create and The InkPad. His work has been published in three magazines, Artful Blogging, Cloth Paper & Scissors, and Somerset Studios; and three books, Creating Books & Boxes by Benjamin Rinehart, Re-Bound by Jeannine Stein, and Stencil Girl by Mary Beth Shaw.

He is currently designing stencils for Stencil Girl Products, doing urban sketches, and working on projects for various clients.



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