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Mixed Media Circus Workshop at Artified in Melbourne, Australia

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

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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 🙂

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    All those stamps and foamies make me want to play!
    Looks like a great room to create in with all that natural light.

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  • Julie Curtis

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Very creative and it gave me a lot of ideas! I love how the stamps look with all of the art when the projects were done!

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  • Dee Ann O'Brien

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    An amazing collection of inspiring examples of the foam stamps to create unique art!

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    Oh my gosh, that looks like it was so much fun!!! Thanks for the inspiration to play & have fun.

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  • Pam B

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    These stamps are so cool & so much fun!

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  • Greta H

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    What a wonderful class! Love your new stamps & stencils! Hoping to be one of the lucky Stampendous! winners!

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  • Judy B

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    It looks like everyone had a fun time getting inky and making art. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Barb Charlotte, NC

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    It looks like you both had some fantastic students. What fun to visit a different country, meet new people and enjoy your career. Way to go.

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  • Amanda Rhodes

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    That looks like a fun class! I love all the paintings!

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  • Elaine

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    Lots of creative fun!

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

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

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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!

Nat

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  • Joi@RR

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    ALL OF THEM sound the most interesting Nat because YOU are teaching them! Perhaps the colorful backgrounds would be my first choice but not sure that’s right either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPER choice of topics. So excited that you did these. I know they will be a great resource for us all. XXj.

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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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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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