Photos of CREATE in Seattle

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop


It was such a fun trip and event at CREATE Mixed Media in Seattle. I taught four classes but arrived early the day before and Elena made sure I was visiting classes WAY OUT of my comfort zone for a couple hours myself – Jewelry Making and Metal working is not something I usually dabble in.


It is always good as a teacher to do something out of your comfort zone to get reminded how that feels for your students– and I enjoyed my awesome teacher friends Jen Crossley , Jen Cushman and Kristen Robinson (thanks Kristen for pretending I made the pendant using the torch myself- hahahah).


And at least we took a photo here accompanied by John Creighton Petersen – what a highlight of the event to have met him :)


My first clas was an all day Art Journal class called “It’s All About The Layers” and we did layer up indeed. It was a blast.


The second one was also an all day class called “Acrylic Media Demystified” and that is easily my favorite class to teach. We had so much fun playing with loads of different Liquitex acrylic media and techniques.


As always at those events I was just amazed by my students. Their talent, their personalities, their stories and the amazing work they do when they are not creative. Thank you for sharing your stories !


Without exaggeration I can say that meeting my students and other Mixed Media Teachers is besides arting my favorite thing in the world :)NatKalbach_Create_Seattle07

In the evening after my six hour class I taught another 3hour class- a Texture canvas – accompanied by a mean high wind hauling outside and a lot of flickering lights.


And sunday morning I taught a Texture Art Journal Technique class. I was in awe that my students were still ready to keep going after some of them had taken classes since Wednesday every day and night!


Thank you Liquitex for the support- that was awesome ! This was the last CREATE event of the year. My last two in-person classes for the year will be in November 14-16 in Lake Worth, Florida at Mixed Media at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps and November 21 in NYC at The InkPad. If you are in the area- maybe you want to join us :)

I wish you an amazing day




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  • Sue Clarke


    So much inspiration and I see elephants every where.


  • Jackie P Neal


    How much fun was had there Nat?!!!!
    I love Jen Crossley! How lucky to take a class with her!! And thanks for introducing me to John Creighton Petersen – I had never hear of him before , but now I am a fan!


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Countdown to CREATE Seattle Workshops

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


Only a couple more days till the CREATE Mixed Media Retreat in Seattle starts.

I am teaching four classes there:

ART JOURNAL CLASS: It’s All About Layers – Friday, October 24 • 9am-4pm

only 4 seats left!


Create depth and dimension by adding several layers with different acrylic 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 me!

TECHNIQUE CLASS: Acrylics Demystified – Saturday, October 25 • 9am-4pm


Explore all kinds of different Liquitex Acrylic Media – from Dumbledore to Merlin, from Acrylic Paints to Acrylic Inks, from String Gel to Pouring Medium, from Modeling Paste to Stucco and other fun stuff. Learn their magic– and put an end to mystery on how to use these amazing helpers in your Mixed Media and/or Art Journaling projects. Learn not only how to use Acrylic Media and when to use them but also put your own spell into 3 abstract canvases during the class. You will for sure have as much fun waving your new magic acrylic wand in the future as Nathalie!

CANVAS CLASS: Texture Galore Canvas – Saturday, October 25 • 6-9pm


In this workshop you will create a stunning and unique canvas that will be a wonderful home decor item. Learn how to create dimension and texture with tissue paper, items of daily life, acrylic paint, lace, burlap, and gesso. Learn how to reveal the interesting and eye-catching texture with acrylic paints, art bars and acrylic inks and add some fun stamping techniques on top.

TECHNIQUE CLASS: Texture Heaven – Sunday, October 26 • 9am-12noon


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.

There are many amazing classes at the CREATE Event in Seattle – check it out and sign up here! I hope I will see you there.

Have a great day!



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  • Kathy


    Can’t afford the $700 airfare but sure would love to take some of these classes! Maybe an online layers?


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      Nathalie Kalbach


      Thinking about it- but I have so many ideas for online workshops- LOL- I need to find the time ;)


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New Online Workshop: Season Canvas Fall

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


There is a new project based Mixed Media Workshop in the house : Season Canvas Fall.


Here is a little video about the workshop:

Season Fall Promo Video from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Who is this workshop for?

This class is for the aspiring artist, the crafter who wants to dabble their hands in some paint or for anyone who just wants to create something fun for their home.

Cost: 25USD

You can sign up here : Season Canvas Fall.

I also posted a list of suggested supplies- but I will talk about some alternatives during the class – so don’t buy anything until you see if you want to use it or have a substitute already in your stash.


I hope you will join me in this Fall Workshop. Once you signed up- you have unlimited access – any time, anywhere :)

Happy Fall!!!



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