CREATE Dallas 2014

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop, Workshops

I’m teaching 3 classes at the CREATE Mixed Media Retreat in Dallas September 19-20, 2014.


It’s All About The Layers (6 hours) – Nathalie Kalbach

Date & Time: Friday, September 19• 9am-4pm

Price: 152 USD

Materials Fee: 15 USD

You will leave with a load of knowledge about paint media and techniques and various finished pages in your art journal.

Description: Create depth and dimension by adding several layers with different paint and other media to achieve intriguing art journal pages. Learn about different media and playfully explore how to express yourself in your art journal. It’s all about the layers—so come and join us!

Students Should Bring: White and a black journaling pen, a water jar, brushes in different sizes and formats, a fashion magazine, 2-3 cosmetic sponges, an old credit card, a water mister, baby wipes, a paper roll, a craft mat, optional deli paper, a brayer, an apron, scissors, palette paper, a heat gun, and an/your Art Journal. I use a Ranger Dylusions Journal but you can also use a Strathmore Mixed Media Sketchbook – whatever you prefer to work in.


Encrustred Shrubbery Canvas (6 hours) – Nathalie Kalbach

Date & Time: Saturday, September 20• 9am-4pm

Price: 152 USD

Materials Fee: 15 USD

You will leave with a beautiful finished home decor item and lots of knowledge of techniques that you can apply in future projects.

Description: We will create a wonderful home decor canvas using Acrylic Paints, Stamps and Templates as well as Embossing Media and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Students Should BringPlease bring 12×12 inch big stretched and pre-gessoed Canvas, a water jar, brushes in different sizes and formats, 6-7 cosmetic sponges, a water mister, baby wipes, a paper roll, a craft mat, a heating gun, an apron, scissors, palette paper, black permanent inkpad, versamark embossing pad

Texture Heaven Art Journal (3 hours) – Nathalie Kalbach

Date & Time: Saturday, September 20• 6pm-9pm

Price: 89 USD

Materials Fee: 15 USD

You will leave with a finished texture art journal and lots of technique ideas for future projects.

Description: Create wonderful texture pages with monoprinting, stenciling and stamping techniques, encrust them with different Embossing Media and bind them together in a beautiful tactile art journal

Students Should Bring4 pieces of lettersized sturdy white cardstock or sketch book paper, Brayer, Rubber Brayer, Black Permanent Ink Pad , Versamark, Heating Gun, 6-7 Cosmetic Sponges, Baby Wipes


I hope that you will join our classes – you can register here for the Dallas Event – and if you are living closer to Seattle- I am also teaching in October some of those classes there :)

Have a wonderful and creative day!




Mixed Media Workshops in Florida, Lake Worth in November

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop

Coming back to Everything Scrapbook & Stamps in Lake Worth to teach classes from Friday November 14- Sunday November 16, 2014.

Friday 14, 2014 – Texture Journal – 6-9pm


Create wonderful texture pages with mono printing, stenciling and stamping techniques, encrust them with different Embossing Media and bind them together in a beautiful tactile art journal.

Saturday 15, 2014 – Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class – 10.30am – 4.30 pm 


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 Nathalie for a one-day workshop and play with different art media and supplies. Learn techniques, tips and tricks to take your art journaling further and turn it into Artvergnugen.

Sunday 16, 2014 – Play Transform: Mixed Media Collage – Noon- 6pm


In this one-day workshop Nathalie will share her favorite techniques to create background papers using paints, stencils, and stamps. Layered up it will turn into a fun Mixed Media Collage. Nat will share her fun and easy peasy collage techniques, talk a bit about composition and make a sticky business a creative new passion for you.

I will bring loads of fun goodies and we will play with heaps of fun art mediums and materials. I hope I will see you in Florida – I cannot wait :) we had a great time last time I was at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps in 2012.

have a gorgeous day



Photos of CREATE New Jersey

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop, Workshops


CREATE New Jersey was so much fun! I had a great time teaching three days- here are some photos of my classes :


Had a great time with my 20 students in the Texture Heaven Art Journal Class, mono printing, stamping, embossing – playing


So many beautiful pages – and everyone was quite busy experimenting


Loads of Acrylic Paint was used during all the classes


And of course every class had to opened with a funny face of mine ;) – here the “It’s All About The Layers – Art Journaling Class”


My sweet students were able to get over those faces and made beautiful art journal backgrounds and pages in this day long class…even with a broken a/c and 90 Degrees in the room …




It was wonderful to get to know so many of my students during the three days and also see how they were connected, some made friends during the class, some have been friends for many years (college room mates, being in the same guild) or mother and daughter, siblings together on a fun creative outing :)






And it was wonderful to see my stamps and stencils used by my super talented students.







Lot’s of wonderful smiles in my class – you girls were awesome!


The last class I taught saturday night was not “Walk like a zombie” as this picture might indicate …rather “Texture Galore  Canvas” and loads of texture we created :)


It was a small class with 12 students which was fun …it gives me more time to walk around and talk to students ;)




and they had quite some exercise going back and forth between demos


And it was also fun to have a special student in the class ;) you would think she was sick of me spending so much time with me ….and yes…she behaved and was  a great student ;)



I also took some classes and had an amazing time in Natalya Aikens class, where I learned how to  manipulate photos in photoshop and then print them out on all kinds of different fabrics, like organza, silk etc. Super inspiring and totally out of my usual scheme …I mean fabric…hello!


And I took a class with Diana Trout – love her -what a great personality and it was fun to be forced outside of my usual box in my art journal and collaging approach. That is btw the reason why EVERY person who teaches should once in a while take some classes …it is good to be in the student’s shoes and see how this feels.



And it was fun to bump into my legendary artist friend  Suze Weinberg at the Artist Faire at the event


and as mentioned I enjoyed every single minute and all 500.000 meals (or so it felt) at the hotel in which we were trapped without a car with Julie Fei Fan Balzer 



I am looking forward to my next CREATE events I teach at in Dallas – September 17-21


and in Seattle October 22-26



I hope to see some of you there – I promise we will have loads of fun !!!

Have a gorgeous day








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