In-Person Workshops

I will be teaching in person here :

September 2017

September 9, 201710:00 am - 6:00 pmArtvergnugen – Art Journaling
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Scrapbooking ForeverWestlake Village, CA
It starts the moment you sit down, an experience that is distinctly art journaling. A quick exhilaration, a sense of control, the art media’s surprising responsiveness as if they were simply an extension of you. There is a word for this creative experience: Artvergnugen! Artvergnugen is what makes your journal a piece of art. Join me and play with different art media and supplies; discover fun layering techniques with stamps, stencils and acrylic paints. Let's talk about colors, composition, love-it or list-it to truly reveal your own style, and learn techniques, tips and tricks to take your art journaling further and turn it into Artvergnugen.
September 10, 20179:00 am - 1:00 pmWalk with Me – Altered Book
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Scrapbooking ForeverWestlake Village, CA
There is something so beautiful about a book – the cover, the spine, the paper, the typography and it makes a beautiful companion on a journey. Walk with Me and give an old and maybe discarded book a new colorful life. Learn fun stenciling, stamping and book altering techniques, how to draw when you can’t draw and use the book as a wonderful substrate to create a beautiful keepsake. Use acrylic paints, and inks and fun tools and techniques and be ready for a fun ride.
September 10, 20172:00 pm - 6:00 pmMaster Art Express – Art Journaling
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Scrapbooking ForeverWestlake Village, CA
Imagine you could take a trip through Europe and at each stop one of the many masters of European art would materialize and invite you to explore their art to implement into your art journal. Let’s take this imaginary trip together and explore different European artists at each station, taking their artwork as an inspiration for mixed media techniques and colors. We will discuss why some things work and why some things don’t work and will solve the little "problems" that sometimes occur while creating art. Work with acrylic paints, acrylic inks, different tools and materials and gain a deeper knowledge about the versatility and possibilities of your art materials. Let the travel itself be part of the journey and take the elements of art in to push your own art journaling style just a notch further.
September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017Coming Soon: Art Rules – Art in Translation Art Journaling in Florida
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Everything Scrapbook & StampsTBD, Florida
Coming September 22nd-24th in Florida!

Times and Location TBD. Details coming soon!

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 the Impressionist’s amazing color combinations or some of the Surrealist’s fun collage techniques, there are many different Master Artists whose 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!
September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017Coming Soon: What’s Cooking? Art Journaling in Florida
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Everything Scrapbook & StampsTBD, Florida
Coming September 22nd-24th in Florida!

Times and Location TBD. Details coming soon!

What makes an Art Journal spread, or for that matter a work of art, work? Let’s explore in a playful and creative way the Principles and Elements of Art, using Mixed Media tools and supplies. Think of the principles as you might think of a recipe: A starting point to which we add the right ingredients – the elements - to make your art journal pages more interesting. Develop your individual recipes, which will result in your very own style. Let’s get cooking!
September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017Coming Soon: Stroll Through the Hood – Mixed Media Wall Hanging in Florida
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Everything Scrapbook & StampsTBD, Florida
Coming September 22nd-24th in Florida!

Times and Location TBD. Details coming soon!

Let's create a beautiful little wall hanging for your home, office, or beyond! We will begin by creating a colorful, patterned background. Then we'll take it further by adding scenery using stamps, graphite, paints and other supplies. Finally we will add detail and highlights to pull the landscape together. We will be working on Ampersand Clayboard which offers a special and exciting surface to create your Mixed Media work on.

October 2017

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017Color Crush – 3Day Art Journaling Class with Nat Kalbach & Birgit Koopsen
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Holiday InnCoventry, England
COLOR CRUSH comes to Coventry, England! This is a 3-day Art Journaling workshop taught by mixed media artists Birgit Koopsen and Nathalie Kalbach.

We are excited to be teaching a workshop focused on one of our favorite topics... COLOR!
“Color is beautiful, powerful, and fun! It makes our heart beat faster, gives us butterflies in our stomach and puts an ear to ear smile on our faces... We dream in color, we eat in color...We LIVE in color!“

Join us and build a colorful art journal from start to finish!

November 2017

November 4, 201710:30 am - 5:30 pmArt Rules – Art in Translation Art Journaling
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The Queen's InkSavage, MD
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 the Impressionist’s amazing color combinations or some of the Surrealist’s fun collage techniques, there are many different Master Artists whose 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!

Saturday, November 4th, 2017: 10:30am - 5:30pm
November 5, 201710:30 am - 5:30 pmMono Print Painting
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The Queen's InkSavage, MD
Join me for a day long class in Mono Print Painting. We will dive into the basics of mixed media mono printing first and I will introduce you to the Mono Print Painting technique inspired by H.N. Werkman. I will show you different ways on how to create elaborate and layered mono printed paintings using self made tools as well as stamps and stencils. I will share with you my thinking process on developing the technique and how we you can put your own personal spin on it, so that you can take your art to a whole different level.

Sunday, November 5th, 2017: 10:30am - 5:30pm

July 2018

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018Coming Soon – Workshop at OOAK with Nat Kalbach and Birgit Koopsen
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OOAK Artisan ShowcaseSyracuse, NY
Save the Date! Birgit Koopsen and I are returning in 2018 to OOAK in Syracuse, NY to teach another workshop! Please stay tuned for more information and check out all the fun we had last time!