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Scenes from the n*Studio and Demo at The InkPad

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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 !

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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 ArtistsNetwork.com. 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

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    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.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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 :)

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Here is a view of the classroom.

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

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and take her amazing layering and stencil class

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

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

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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.

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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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  • stephanie

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    looks like it was fab!

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  • Joi @RR

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    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.

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  • Denise Spillane

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    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.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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

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      • Denise

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        Thank you Nathalie. You are the best.

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  • Sue Clarke

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

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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!

 

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I hope to see you there!

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Art Journaling Live 3 & Webinar !

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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!

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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

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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!

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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 :)

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

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Birds mixed with Julies Stamps and Stencils.

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and more elephants :)

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the Urban Scribble – love the staggered city look!

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And lot’s of stencil patterns for background papers

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

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

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And the Lilly Wallpaper stenciled with black gesso

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and the Arabesque Stencils used with white over black gesso

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Batik

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

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

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

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

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So much creative energy and colors in the classroom

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

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

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

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

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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!!!

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

 

 

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  • Tracy Moloney

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

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  • Jackie P Neal

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

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    Oh what fun and creativity at it’s best.

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  • Teresa Godines

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    Wonderful projects. Looks like everyone had a great time.

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  • Karen Petitt

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    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

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Mixed Media Circus Workshop at Artified in Melbourne, Australia

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I am back from Australia where I taught some amazing Art Journaling Classes with my friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Here are the photos of the 3-day-class at Artified in Melbourne where the wonderful students created an art journal – from painting pages using loads of art journaling techniques and creating a nice cover to binding everything into their own book together in the end.

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We started Friday with loads of fun coloring techniques.

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They were all in such a wonderful mood- and some traveled very far from Tasmania and even far away from Adelaide.

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I really make a grumpy face when I create something- but I assure you ….I am in a good mood :)

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Look at those amazing patterned and colorful pages and … hands :)

 

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Loved seeing my new stamp sets in action :) It always inspires me to see how students use them !!!

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Even if used on an apron- LOL

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This is sunday afternoon – I love this photo- everyone creating and painting and the light is so beautiful in the classroom.

 

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Of course Julie and I also goofed around a lot … I mean- hey …the circus was in town ;)

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And what is not to love about this:

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Look at all those pages – everyone holding up their favorite:

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And here are all the newly bound art journals

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And thank you Chris, Kelly, Margaret and Margaret, Anna, Carol, Abby, Pat, Bec, Deborah, Ngaire, Karen, Nicole, Evi, Katherine, Wendy and Angela and Mel for loads of chocolate, the Tim-Tam-Slam, Vegimite Songs, Twists and licorice, pick-ups and lunch-lifts, beautiful books and necklaces and loads of laughter, creativity and good spirit!

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Thank you for joining the circus :) Look out for more class photos and heaps of other inspiring photos of my trip to Australia in the next couple weeks :)

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  • Shelley Menhennet

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    Wow! I hope you have another class in Melbourne soon as I would love to get in on the fun! And posting the variety of ways your stamps can be used is the perfect way to advertise why they are MUST HAVE items.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Shelley- I hope I will be back some time again- I loved Melbourne!

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  • Tracy Moloney

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    WOW – what FUN :)
    I’m especially inspired by the “if plan A doesn’t work” philosophy!!!

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  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Love everyone’s work – I am curious about the ribbon binding – I have taken Julie’s Junque Journal class that uses a different type of binding – would love to know more about the one you used – any ideas? Future on-line class?

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  • barb macaskill

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    Can’t wait to get my hands on all three of these sets!! They look like they will be very versatile and fun to use!!! LOVE your products! TFS!

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  • karenajo

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    I would love to win one of your new stamps – great inspiration here and on the other Stampendous hop stops ! Class looked like so much fun!
    – from Colorado

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  • Victoria Banaszak

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    This looks like a bunch of fun. I can’t wait till i finish moving so I can play. This was very inspiring to just see what everyone did.

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My new Acrylic Painting Workshop DVD’s and Downloads are out!

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My new Acrylic Painting Workshop Videos: Colorful Backgrounds, Acrylics Demystified, Raw Canvas Staining and Creating Canvas Texture are out now and I am super excited. It was so  much fun to make them and I love how they came out. They are loaded with techniques, tips and fun things. Here is a preview for all four videos:

You can purchase the videos as DVD’s but also download them. Here are the links:



Which one sounds the most interesting to you?

Have a wonderful day!

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Art Rules Workshop in Oklahoma – Photos

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Last weekend I flew to Oklahoma City to teach a three day workshop – Art Rules – at My Hearts Fancy. It is one of the very few workshops I am teaching this year in person. It was so much fun coming back and seeing so many familiar faces in the awesome group of 12 students. It was like coming home :)

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Here is Carol showing her wonderful boards she made inspired by Creative JumpStart 2016 and Natalya’s video – such a treat to see this in person. BTW- you can still sign up for the class and download all videos!

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We started Friday with some color theory and some color exercises. As you can see…they went all in :) We went on a journey to discover every student’s own style and preferences.

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Saturday I showed some fun techniques, gave some guidelines and tips as well as samples. I loved seeing what they all came up with – it was awesome to see how everyone’s style was different and how they embraced the freedom to create.

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So cool, right?

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I also loved seeing my new stamp sets as well as stencils being used in the class – that always makes me super giddy and happy!

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They were inspired by Henri Matisse

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Paul Klee

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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and many more – Art Rules :)

And besides a lot of art making there was a lost of chatting, sharing stories and big hugs. It was a wonderful, inspiring and relaxing time. I also really loved teaching the workshop and it’s context.

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Thank you so much Maura for inviting me to teach Art Rules, and to Lisa for being such a big helper and sweetheart and a big thank you and hug to all of my students- you rock and make me happy!

What is the last new mixed media technique you explored?

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Upcoming in March: Workshop in Oklahoma!

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Just a short reminder that I am teaching March 4-6, 2016 – Art Rules- Art in Translation – at My Heart’s Fancy in Edmond, Oklahoma – there are still a couple seats open and it is one of the few in-person workshops I am teaching this year due to the book:

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 Andy Warhol’s cheating technique or Rothko’s amazing color combinations, there are many different Master Artists whose masterful 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!

Class hours:
Friday, the 4th: 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, the 5th: 10 am to 6 pm (1 hour for lunch)
Sunday, the 6th: 10 am to 2 pm

More details and Sign-Up Information here

 

I am looking forward to come back to Maura’s store and see many familiar faces again and hopefully some new ones too :) It was such a blast last time!

Have a beautiful day you all!

 

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