In-Person Workshops

I will be teaching in person here :

March 2017

March 18, 201710:00 am - 6:30 pmMono Print Painting with Nat Kalbach & Birgit Koopsen
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The Ink PadNew York City, NY
Let’s push mono printing to a whole new level.

Join us for a day long class in Mono Print Painting. We will dive into the basics of mixed media mono printing first and will introduce you to our Mono Print Painting technique inspired by H.N. Werkman. We 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. We will share with you thinking process on developing the technique and how we put our own personal spin on it, so that you can take this even further.
March 19, 201710:00 am - 5:30 pmArtful Transfers with Nat Kalbach & Birgit Koopsen
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The Ink PadNew York City, NY
Join us for a fun day of exploring and incorporating different transfer techniques into your art journal pages. The imperfect look of transferred imagery in your art journal opens up so much creative potential. Not only are there many different ways to actually transfer images, there are also many different ways to treat those transfers in your art journal. We will show you our favorite techniques and how you can make your art journal pages even more meaningful by using artful transfers.

 
March 24, 2017 - 26/03/2017Color Crush – 3Day Art Journaling Class with Nat Kalbach & Birgit Koopsen
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OOAK Artisan ShowcaseSyracuse, NY
COLOR CRUSH workshop is a 3-day Art Journaling workshop being taught by mixed media artists Birgit Koopsen and Nathalie Kalbach. They are excited to be teaching this workshop which is focused on what they say is one of their 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!“ Check out the video for more:

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

March 24-26, 2017

April 2017

April 28, 201712:30 pm - 5:30 pmArtvergnugen – Art Journaling
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ArtiscapeDublin, OH
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.

This workshop is part of the three day Artiscape event in Dublin, Ohio. Artiscape is an artistic event of more than 50 mixed media workshops presented by a select group of professional instructors. Come for the weekend or the afternoon. The goal is a fun, educational weekend among friends, old and new!
April 29, 20172:00 pm - 6:00 pmMaster Art Express – Art Journaling
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ArtiscapeDublin, Ohio
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.

This workshop is part of the three day Artiscape event in Dublin, Ohio. Artiscape is an artistic event of more than 50 mixed media workshops presented by a select group of professional instructors. Come for the weekend or the afternoon. The goal is a fun, educational weekend among friends, old and new!
April 30, 20178:30 am - 12:30 pmWalk with Me – Altered Book
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ArtiscapeDublin, OH
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.

This workshop is part of the three day Artiscape event in Dublin, Ohio. Artiscape is an artistic event of more than 50 mixed media workshops presented by a select group of professional instructors. Come for the weekend or the afternoon. The goal is a fun, educational weekend among friends, old and new!

May 2017

May 25, 20177:30 pm - 9:00 pmStationary Workshop
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Kanibal & Co.Jersey City, NJ
Join me in my home neighborhood of Jersey City, at one of my favorite local boutiques, for an evening stationery class utilizing stamping and watercolor techniques. Participants will use my new custom Jersey City + NYC stamps to create handmade cards with watercolor accents. Included in the class cost: all the materials to create 10 custom cards + envelopes. Refreshments will be served.