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12 Days of California Part I: Prima Art*Venture

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Prima Marketing Workshop, Workshops

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I am back from my 12 day long trip to California – it was insane…as in insane work and fun! Well…always good if you can combine both words fun AND work. I am exhausted but nonetheless I want to share some events along the trip- let’s start with the Prima Art*Venture Workshop Retreat. 160 students – 2 days- six workshops – fun…and a toast voice.

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We set up the class rooms till late night the day before the event – look at all the class kits:

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I taught a Wallhanger Class with the new Stationer’s Desk Line by Prima – here is the project and some details
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I had a great time with the wonderful students attending the classes – from all over the country and also from Europe and Asia- so amazing!

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160 Students- 160 different ways to create the wall hanger- here are just two:

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It was fun spending time with the other teachers and friends from Prima including Sharon, Carrie, Anna, Steffi, Jamie, Limor and Frank as well as Denny who did such a fab job on organizing the event. Thank you also to Elena and my two wonderful helpers Cam and Lisa from Charity Wings- you girls rocked!

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(last picture stolen from Sharon ;) ) I did not take that many photos – I am missing most of my sweet people- but oh well- LOL- sorry ;)

Thank you all – also for taking care of me when I got food poisoning or whatever it was what made me sick and dizzy at the end of my fifth class – I am glad I was able to at least finish the instructions and laying down for half an hour in between really helped me to be able to go through the rest of the day and last class.

 

Tomorrow I will tell more about my class at CHA and the debut of my stamps with Stampendous :)

have a gorgeous day

hugs

nat

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    scrapinsue

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    What a wonderful canvas and wow…160 students!
    Sorry to hear that you got sick but nice that friends were supportive.

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  • Kirsten Alicia

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    Great photos, love the projects. I’m glad you had such a wonderful time, hope you’re going to get some rest this week.

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    MarjieKemper

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    Your class was GREAT, Nat, and I was so impressed you got through all six classes with a voice still intact. So sorry you were ill that day!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Ahhh -thank you Marjie – it was so good to have you and I am so glad you suitcase finally made it!!! nat

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  • Laura Strack

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    Hi Nathalie, Thank you for all the fun and expert technique advice at Art Venture 2014. This canvas has to be one of my most favorite canvas’ that I’ve ever made!! I can’t wait to give it to my precious Daughter n Law for her Birthday next week.
    Honored to have been one of the 160 students, grateful for all that I learned and I will always cherish the time we spent together. So glad you are a designer for Prima and also excited to see your own stamp line and all the beautiful things that you will create and share from Stampendous. So very cool!!
    So happy for you! Big Hugs,
    Laura

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Laura- it was so cool to finally meet you- you are so much fun! Thank you for coming and your awesome support. You rock! huge hugs! -nat

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    Kat82Ren

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    Congrats Nath and much day like this!

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Baltic Sea / Ostsee Scrap Event – Photos

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, Mixed Media, Mixed Media Workshop, Photos, Prima Marketing Workshop, Scrapbooking Workshop, The Traveling Artist, Workshops

What a beautiful weekend teaching at the Ostsee Scrap Event (Baltic Sea Event). The location was awesome – just a 15 minute walk from the beach, wonderful room with our own private terrace, wonderful students, great organiser and co-teacher and filling yummie food. What more can you ask for?

Here are some pictures of my morning stroll to the beach – it was awesome -almost no one at the beach – sun shining already – calm and relaxing. I walked for two hours and it totally relaxed me – good way to start then off the workshops :)

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It was awesome to meet my sweet friend Andrea again and to meet Barbara for the first time. Here is Andrea in action teaching

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and here I am with  Dani, the organiser and Barbara

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We had lot’s of fun all together during a photo shooting session that Andrea had during her workshop – with some nice accessories- LOL

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After that we had to eat the biggest, yummiest home-made oven fresh cream puffs with a cherry sauce filling I have ever seen in my entire life…went right on the hips ;)

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It might have been the sugar high that made me pulls some pretty hilarious faces while teaching…I have no other excuse actually ;)

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We used lot’s of yummie Liquitex Products and thank you Liquitex for sending me some of the Liquitex Professional Spray Paints and Professional Markers – they found some happy winners :)

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and here are some canvases from my Season Texture Class

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and of the Be Awesome Be a Book Nut class. Of course I forgot to take pictures of my layout class (I will never learn-  LOL)

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And last but not least a picture of our wonderful group!

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Danke Mädels- es hat super großen Spaß mit Euch gemacht!!!!

There is nothing better when a great relaxed creative workshop weekend!

Huge hugs

Nat

 

 

Nat

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  • Lorraine aka grannypoppy

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    It looks like you had a great time :) I love those beach chairs! I saw them last year for the first time when I visited Warnemunde. Are they a common sight on Baltic beaches?

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Lorraine, ohhh I love them too :) Yes those beach chairs are very common at the Baltic Sea and also the North Sea here in Germany. I looked into this after your comment and it looks as if actually those beach chairs – which we call beach baskets literally translated, were first made in Warnemünde Germany :) So I assume we can call it a typical German thing- which I wasn’t aware of. Fun :) Thanks for your question- it made me learn something new too :) huge hugs
      nat

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Looks like a fun time was had by all…great photos & the cream puff….WOW!

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  • Donna

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    I had to chuckle at your comment about forgetting to take photos. It happens to me a lot, I get caught up with the FUN and well that isn’t really so bad, is it? Your weekend looks like loads of creative fun. thanks for sharing.

    Peace,
    Donna

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I’ve never seen those beach chairs in person (just in the movies)…they look so comfy for reading a book by the ocean. Love the funny photos. Looks like it was a great weekend!

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  • Anke

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    Es war toll dich mal live kennenzulernen.

    Lg Anke aus dem Norden

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  • rains

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    I’ve been to this area! My father in law lives near there. I wish we’d visited while you were teaching. Looked like a great weekend.

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Art Venture 2014 in Anaheim, California

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in CHA 2014, Mixed Media, Prima Marketing Workshop, Workshop Schedule

Wohooo :)

ArtVenture Announcement

 

ArtVenture Details

 

Click here for full details and to register!

Have a wonderful day!
huge hugs
Nat

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  • Anne Porretta

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    Nat, we need a smiling picture of you!

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  • mjmarmo

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    Wow – this looks amazing!

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  • marjiekemper

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    Sweeeeeeeet! You’ve made my day with this news and I have just registered… really looking forward to these days of fun and education before CHA.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      WOOOWw- that is sooo cool!!!! Cannot wait to see you there !!!

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