Teaching with Birgit Koopsen in NY, Syracuse in March 2017


Super duper excited that my friend Birgit Koopsen and I will again teach a workshop together in the U.S. – March 24-26, 2017 a three day Art Journaling workshop in Syracuse, NY organized by OOAK Artisan Showcase.

Check out more details in this video:

Ready for some Color Crush? Check out more details and register here.

It is going to be super fun – come and join us !

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Photos of the Workshop at The Ink Pad, NYC


I had such a wonderful time teaching my Art Rules Workshop at The Ink Pad in NYC. It was a two day workshop and we explored lots of wonderful artists.


We created a huge amount of pattern using my new ArtFoamies designs which were …quite liked :)


We played with color combinations


and pushed and pulled layers in our art journals



and ….even played with some not yet released supplies …can you spy them ?


The second day we had to move into a different class room due to a little mistake by Westbeth but due to the amazing organization skills of Anna from The Ink Pad and our wonderful and helpful students, that wasn’t a big deal and we actually liked our second home a lot – it was a real printmaking studio.


It was such a wonderful group of students,


lots of laughter during the class


and happy faces


and beautiful artwork


each student exploring their own style.


Combining new and old techniques


and getting out of the box to be rewarded with awesome results.


Aren’t they the cutest?







Beautiful finished art journal pages  make me happy  …and I assume the students too :)



Thank you all so much for joining me, you rocked. And a huge thank you to Anna from The Ink Pad -it is always wonderful to teach for you!!! Cannot wait for the next time at The Ink Pad!

Would you like to come to one of my In-Person? Check out my next workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Maryland and more on my In-Person Workshop Page.

I would love to have you!

Comments (5)

  • Michelle Ward


    WOW! Looks like a super fun class! Look at all those happy faces and layers and layers of great pattern. I spy some amazing stencils and stamps!! Well done girl!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      thank you Michelle! We had a great time and you know those guys are always fun!


  • Anne Lemay


    These photos are a treasure – they truly capture the fun we had as well as our creative work. Your teaching – and your Art Foamies – rock!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Anne, it was so wonderful to have you ! You guys were amazing and I had the best time- right back at you – Your rock !


  • Joi@RR


    So love seeing you and your students at work Nat. And YES… beautiful outcomes. I know you were a great blessing to them all. Xj.


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Workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland Oct 21-22

This year I have taken a big break from teaching due to the book, and I do have to say I really missed teaching. I had a fantastic time at The InkPad with a 2Day workshop on the weekend – here is a little peek of what we did and the new fun things we used. I will post more pix in a couple days. It was wonderful to spent time with super creative and fun students, see my new products in action and be equally inspired by my students and how they put their own spin on things!


Now I am getting ready for my classes at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland in two weeks. I am bringing three super fun workshops with me, which I have taught before and were a big hit – I cannot wait to spice them up with some super duper cool ArtFoamies and …did you spy them? – new stencils. There are still a couple seats left – so join me if you are in the area!


Friday October 21, 2016 – 11am-3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class


Registration Open Now

Friday October 21, 2016 – 5pm-9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class


Registration Open Now

Saturday October 22, 2016 – 10am – 6pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class


Registration Open Now

Have a gorgeous day!

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New In-Person Classes in Maryland, NYC and California!

I have couple workshops coming up the next months and I cannot wait to teach more again after taking a break a couple months to get my book done :)


Super excited that I will be teaching October 21-22 at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland.

Friday October 21, 2016 – 11am-3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class


Registration Open Now

Friday October 21, 2016 – 5pm-9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class


Registration Open Now

Saturday October 22, 2016 – 10am – 6pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class


Registration Open Now

I am teaching one workshop this fall at Pratt

Sunday December 11, 2016 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Mixed Media- Printmaking


Registration now open – phone: 855.551.7727


And- also super excited about teaching in San Jose January 24-25, 2017 at A Work of Heart

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 10am – 3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class


Registration Open Now

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 5.30pm – 9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class


Registration Open Now

Wednesday January 25, 2017 – 10am – 5pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class


Registration Open Now

I hope I will some of you at any of my In-Person Workshops !

Have a wonderful day

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Scenes from the n*Studio and Demo at The InkPad


A little peek into my studio

top row: Berlin Tacheles Painting, Embroidery Sampler, Beginning of a new Flatiron Building Painting

middle row: gathering and sorting the supplies for my book photo shoot, playing with paint and stamps and deli paper

bottom row: 4th July card with a hand carved stamp, packing up my artwork for my book for the photoshoot

And I hope you will join us either in person or on facebook !


Come on down to The Ink Pad in New York City to meet me on
Tuesday July 19, 2016 from 4pm – 7 pm
I will do a free demo with my Rubber & Foam “Stamp and Stencil Sets” from Stampendous!. And I will sign my new DVD’s with And …if you cannot make it to the shop, join us for a Live Facebook Peek into the fun around 5pm from my Nathalie Kalbach n*Studio facebook page !

Have a wonderful day

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  • Joi@RR


    Loved seeing the ‘scenes’ from your studio Nat. The paintings look wonderful – love your city paintings – always! Congratulations on the fun things you are doing ie: book, dvd etc. Sooooo excited for you and so enjoy watching you climbing towards your dreams. XXj.


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Awe- thank you Joi – you always write the sweetest and encouraging comments. Thank you for your support <3


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Photos of Art Journaling Live 3


Last week I went to Arlington, Texas to teach together with MaryBeth Shaw, Jodi Ohl and Gina Rossi Armfield an Art Journaling Live Class which was recorded and will be available as DVDs and Video Download at the end of November this year.


I started with some Creative Icebreaker techniques and lot’s of visual and actual texture.


And it was fun to see what the amazing students created in this 1 1/2 hour with me.


All the while Aaron was being serious and filming everyone and everything ;)


Here is Amy Jones, our wonderful producer and you can see Jeannine Stein the editor of Cloth Paper Scissors doing fun stuff with Jodi in the background.


And here is Jodi showing off her hands to proof she painted


My favorite part of the day was that after I was done with my teaching, I got to play along in all the other classes and below you see what I did in Jodi’s fantastic class …I changed her awesome whimsical birds and fish up a bit and out came: Botox fish – I love them- they crack me up :)


Here is a view of the classroom.


And the amazing MaryBeth Shaw – so good to spend time with her too


and take her amazing layering and stencil class


I realize, I do not have a photo of Gina- grrr- but she was sitting right next to me


and she taught a really really wonderful watercolor class which makes me want to do more with watercolors!!!


And here we are – all four of us – relieved and happy that we made it- and super thankful for all the wonderful and talented students we spent time with on that day.


I will keep you updated on the DVD and Video Download but meanwhile you can check out the ones from last year and some others I did

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  • Sue Clarke


    Botox fish…LOL.
    Great pic of the 4 of you at the end of the post!


  • Denise Spillane


    Hi, it was such a fun day and wonderful seeing you. It’s fun to see the pictures. Would it be okay to “borrow” the first and last pictures for my blog. I will include a link to yours.


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Hi Denise- so good to see you again- and of course you can use the pix !!!! have a wonderful weekend!!!!


      • Denise


        Thank you Nathalie. You are the best.


  • Joi @RR


    ADORE your botox fish Nat. Hehehhehehe – made my day!!!!

    And what a wonderful array of FABULOUS photos. I loved seeing EVERY one of them. And the last one of the four of you together is so perfect. How fun that you not only got to teach but had some fun learning time too!

    Thank you sooo much for sharing your journey. XXj.


  • stephanie


    looks like it was fab!


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New class at Pratt in July!

Art Journaling 101 at Pratt, NYC on July 16th

Learn how to become inspired and discover the basics of art journaling in this six-hour class. Explore mixed-media techniques using collaging and creating colorful backgrounds with acrylic paint and other media. Delve into this stress-relieving art form and create the first basic, beautiful pages in a visual journal.

Learn more about this class and register here!




I hope to see you there!

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Art Journaling Live 3 & Webinar !


Super excited to teach at Art Journaling Live in Arlington, Texas again June 16th. It is a whole day workshop teaching together with Jodi Ohl, Mary Beth Shaw and Gina Rossi Armfield.

Unique techniques using the best tools and supplies, and you’ll expand your art journaling to a whole new level! Check out all four class segments here.

PLUS! With a ticket to Art Journaling LIVE! you’ll receive an ALL ACCESS PASS to the Great American Scrapbook Convention!

Art Journaling LIVE! 2016
June 16, 2016
Arlington Convention Center
Arlington, TX

You can sign up here!

And …if you want to know more – Join us!


Art Journaling Live Sneak Peek: Live Webinar with Mary Beth Shaw and Nathalie Kalbach

Date: Thursday, May 5th

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Where: Your Computer

Join artist instructors Mary Beth Shaw and Nathalie Kalbach in a live, one-hour webinar that offers a sneak peek of Art Journaling Live 2016, our one-day mixed-media workshop in Arlington, Texas June 16th that also features workshops by Jodi Ohl and Gina Rossi Armfield. They’ll reveal some of the dazzling art journaling techniques they’ll be showcasing; Mary Beth will talk about using stencils and acrylic paint to create art journal pages that pop, and Nathalie will discuss adding interest and an important spark to your art journal with textures and layers. They’ll also give a behind-the-scenes look at last year’s fun event, and you’ll learn about the great things in store for this year.

This webinar consists of a PowerPoint presentation, and you’ll get a chance to ask Mary Beth and Nathalie your questions in a live Q&A. Everyone who registers will receive a link to watch the recording, a video showing scenes from Art Journaling Live 2015, and discounts to use at the Interweave Mixed Media Store.

You can sign up for the webinar here.

Did you miss last year’s Art Journaling Live Event with Dina Wakley, MaryBeth Shaw, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and me? No worries- we gotcha covered with a DVD or Download of Art Journaling Live 2. Or do you want to take a fun online class with me? Check out the DVD’s and Downloads below :)

Hope to see you on- or offline :) Have a gorgeous day



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Mixed Media Circus Workshop at Darkroom Door in Berkeley Vale, Australia


After the workshop in Melbourne, Julie and I taught in Berkeley Vale at Darkroom Door, about 1 1/2 hours North of Sydney. My wonderful friend and awesome manufacturer Rachel Greig hosted us in her warehouse and classroom and it a great group rocking out the paint, art supplies and art journals!


Everyone was working for three day, creating covers, painting, stamping, stenciling, book binding – getting messy fingers and tables:) It was so much fun! I loved the class room with high tables and high top chairs, making it possible for everyone to choose to work standing up or sitting. Since I work standing up- this was a dream :)










Look at all the beautiful colorful pages …with Birds, and Elephants, and other stamp sets :)



Birds mixed with Julies Stamps and Stencils.


and more elephants :)







the Urban Scribble – love the staggered city look!


And lot’s of stencil patterns for background papers



I loved how everyone embraced having two different teachers and stencils and stamps from two different persons as well.


Love the look of the Fashion Dame Stencil used in different colors for pattern


And the Lilly Wallpaper stenciled with black gesso


and the Arabesque Stencils used with white over black gesso




one of Julie`s Face Stencils used with my Ornament Stencil for hair


Another hybrid page with Julie’s stencil on the left and my Art Deco Wallpaper Stencil on the right



And this is so true – :) If all fails, join the circus :)


I think this one did? Love the girl taking a ride on the Elephant Stencil!


So much creative energy and colors in the classroom


And here is Julie explaining something – it was really fun teaching together again :)


And here are some photos of me teaching …which usually- you know…there aren’t any :)




Thank you so much Rachel for having us- you are the best!!!!


And here we are :) Bound and colorful finished art journals!!!


And thank you Amanda and Amanda, Belinda, Rachel, Robyn and Robyn, Paula, Kristy Lee (mmmmhhh did I butcher your name again???? please forgive me with your super cute smile, ok?), Lorraine, Genevieve, Vesna and Vesna! We will always have “I pet a kangaroo”, the dog on the tucker box, create you own at mäccas, don’t hesitate to mess up the table, fire alarms, Lemingtons, Anzac Biscuits and lot’s of laughter together. It was wonderful to spend those three days with you!!!


I will post some photos from Melbourne and Sydney, street art and kangaroos in the next weeks – it was such a fun trip :)



Comments (16)

  • Sabrina Radican


    Oh boy… I wish I lived there so I could come and visit you and have lots of inky fun!! All of their pages look absolutely, gorgeous, beautiful. wonderful and looks like they all had a blast!!


  • Mary Holshouser


    I would love to take some of your classes. I enjoyed seeing all of the finished projects – especially the elephant designs. I collect elephants and I’m always looking for new stamps/stencils and ways to use them.
    the girl riding the elephant was a clever idea.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful finished projects.


  • Greta H


    Oh what fun–beautiful art work!


  • Sue Clarkes


    Nat, you even managed to post different pics than Julie did.
    I really like the quote “when all else fails, join the circus”.
    It goes well with “not my monkeys, not my circus” in some way.


  • Carla Hundley


    Looks like a wonderful
    time had by everyone!
    Carla from Utah


  • barb macaskill


    I would absolutely LOVE to meet the Darkroom Door crew one day!! It would be the culmination o a dream come true. I have always wanted to go to Australia and being able to do crafty things while I was there would make it an even better journey!!
    LOVE what the ladies have created using your awesome Foam stamps and stencil sets!!! MUST HAVE THEM ASAP!!! TFS!


  • Nicole N.


    Looks like a lot of fun! And it’s great that it can be shared around the world.
    From: Connecticut


  • Karen Petitt


    Lucky ladies! Looks like everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed it too. So wish I could do classes but being disabled is a real issue for me and getting to and back from one I just can’t right now. Lucky, lucky ladies Karen x


  • Teresa Godines


    Wonderful projects. Looks like everyone had a great time.


  • Becca Yahrling


    Oh what fun and creativity at it’s best.


  • Jackie P Neal


    Looks like everyone had a blast and the creativity was flowing!!


  • Tracy Moloney


    F U N times :)
    I thoroughly enjoy watching Rachel in action on ScrapIt tv as well!!!


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