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Art Rules Workshop in Oklahoma – Photos

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop

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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?

Nat

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  • Natalya

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    Wish I could have come to this workshop!

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    Nathalie Kalbach

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    It would have been so much fun to see you there and you would have loved seeing Carol’s boards inspired by your video in person. It was really cool!

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  • michelle ward

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    wow! look at all those fabulous pages and happy artists! bravo!!!

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  • Joi@RR

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    These pictures are priceless. I always just love seeing how your art and your life and your vibrant personality touches the lives of so many when you do a workshop. What lovely art you inspired them all to create Nat. Such a great treat to see these ladies learning and growing and loving their art. XXj

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- thank you Joi! It was an amazing group – hopefully someday I will see you in person too :)

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  • Maura

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    This was one of the best workshops ever taught at my store. Thanks Nathalie for teaching us so many amazing techniques and sharing your love of art with us. I can’t wait til you can return to teach us even more!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Maura for your amazing hospitality! It was wonderful as always and I cannot wait to see you again next year :)

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  • Carol Moore

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    Awesome workshop. Loved every minute. So thankful I was able to come to another one of your events. You are totally awesome.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- Carol! thank you so much for coming – you are such a talented lady!!! I loved your patterns and awesome geometric approaches, totally amazing.

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  • Robin

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    Loved this workshop!!! So fun to learn new techniques inspired by the Masters. Nathalie, I truly enjoyed your teaching style. I am so glad I went!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      It was so awesome to have you Robin, you rock! I love love love the Jazzplayer you drew! You knocked it out of the park with that one! Thank you for coming and hope to see you some time again!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Looks like a delightfully relaxing and inspiring creative day!
    I haven’t tried many new techniques lately, but I do want to use embossing paste and stencils again. Love the texture.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Oh yes, you will love that, Sue! The Stampendous embossing paste is pretty awesome (need to show it) and I fell in love with the DecoArt Crackle Paste.

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Upcoming in March: Workshop in Oklahoma!

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

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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!

 

Nat

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  • Jenny Petricek

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    Workshop sounds great! I wish so much that you could come and teach in Wisconsin!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      That would be fun Jenny! If you ever hear of a place in Wisconsin- let me know :)

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CJS 2016 – Texture Explorations

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Creative JumpStart, Mixed Media Workshop

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Today is my day on Creative JumpStart with some Texture Explorations in an extra bonus long video showing my whole thinking and creating process for this canvas:

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It has been such a blast and the community is so much fun! Loving all the projects everyone is sharing based on the Creative JumpStart videos! I am so sad that the live event is ending tomorrow. But no worries- if you still need to catch up – you have time until November to watch the videos and also download them. AND you if you haven’t signed up – you can still sign up here and do the same :)

Nat

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