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Creative JumpStart 2016


CJS is a one-of-a-kind community event to jump start your creativity in 2016. The Theme is “Art in Translation”. Learn from different Mixed Media Artists and Crafters how they translate the art of Master Artists into their own work, sharing with you techniques, tips, tricks, ideas on how to develop your own style and their creative process.

You get 25 DOWNLOADABLE videos for $50 (USD). That’s just $2 per video that you can keep forever. Sweet!

All videos were posted throughout January 2016 and are now online . Watch any of those videos and download ! The classroom is open until the end of November 2016, the videos can be downloaded in the classroom and kept forever!

Join 24 artists as they reveal their tricks of the trade. We call them the “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:

Creative JumpStart 2016 Teaser from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

For only $50 you’ll get:

  • A series of 25 technique based videos from 24 artists from around the world.
  • Downloadable videos – download before November 2016 to keep them forever.
  • Information about new creative and innovative products and techniques you might not have used before.
  • Inspiration to jumpstart your own artwork and how to translate artwork by others into your own style.

Treat yourself, you deserve it!

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Here’s what past participants/Jumpers had to say about Creative Jumpstart!

Joi Schultz, USA – January 2015

“I could never thank you enough. Your CJS has really touched my life. I watch all of you wonderful teachers out there and imagine myself being as creative and “able”. This helped me take one day at a time, one assignment at a time and try them.( …) I LOVE what I am doing… (…) I am so sad it’s over but will continue to watch for more wonderful things to come from you. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Nathalie for everything. I am so very very grateful… truly. Have a SUPER CREATIVE rest of the year. Blessings to you and yours. joi”

Gunvor Storck, Sweden – February 2015

“Thank you for having us! I realize that it must be an enormous job behind this and I’m soo thankful that you find it in your heart to do this again and again. This is my 3rd jumpstart and I think it’s the best of the three I’ve attended. I loved every single video/demo and have tried many of them. And I will try the rest as soon as I have completed my stash with the things I need, a little by a little. And I’m already looking forward to CJS 2016 ?”

Janet Ang, USA – January 2015

“My gratitude for your work and creativity for organizing CJS! I have been participating for so many years now and have enjoyed every year! Each year gives me so much excitement and joy beyond words! I love to play and experiment with different mediums and the videos have fueled so much creativity. Thank you, Janet”

Maura Hibbitts, USA – January 2015

“Nathalie, thank you for all of your hard work in pulling this great class together!! Jumpstarters, thanks for all the inspiring ideas you shared with us. It has been a wonderful creative journey this January, and I hope I will see many more. I have to say, I had not worked much with acrylic paints before, and my eyes are opened to new possibilities, as well as trying out some new mediums. Again, a big THANKS!!”

Karen D’Angelo, USA – November 2014:

“I strongly recommend that you explore Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Jump Start series – it’s a very wonderful way to begin the new year!

Nathalie’s leadership to produce a month of fantastic artist technique videos each year is evidence of excellent programming. There is thorough background information and technique for every level of expertise, great advice for newcomers getting started, and motivation to continue long after the series is over.

Every artist in the CJS series finds a way to cleverly add their creative expertise directly to my workspace with fun and ideas to improve our shared world.

If you’re thinking of joining the next series you won’t be disappointed!”

Valdulac, France – February 2014:

“Thank you so much Nathalie and other artists too for this Creative jumpstart. I enjoyed it and loved discovering new videos and inspiring techniques every day. I managed to enter six giveaways with six differents projects. It was an exciting january.

So, hope to see you next year and I’m sure these videos will continue to inspire me to create other projects during 2014.

Hugs from France, Valdulac”

Joe-Ellen, USA – January 2014:

“I absolutely LOVED CJS! A friend discovered and participated in CJS 2013. She loved it so much (and I loved being a recipient of her cards inspired by CJS!), she bought CJS 2014 as a Christmas gift for herself and the rest of us (3) who gather a few times a year for girl’s “create” weekends. The 4 of us have been watching and discussing all month.

So sad it’s over. It’s like finishing a really, really good book and having the “blues” after reading the last page.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to ALL who made this happen!”

Joan von Metzinger, New Zealand – September 2014:

“I discovered CJS in 2013 and have been following Nathalie’s blog ever since. I have learnt and grown so much in my art… I have been introduced to new and wonderful artist in her field which has I in turn have been able to link up with but only through Nathalie’s guidance. Nathalie’s inspiration has shown me that being an amateur artist is just the first step in the right direction to were I want to be… Thank you!”

Marie-Anne, Belgium – December 2013:

“I enjoy this every year and i’m happy to be included this year.”


By signing up for CJS, you agree to not give your private log-in and any password information to anyone else. After the confirmation is sent to you, cancellation is no longer possible.

Streaming: If you plan on using Streaming only, please sign up only if you are able to watch vimeo hosted videos. All videos will be posted in this format. See to test your computer. Some older computers and software may have problems playing the videos. We will not be responsible for troubleshooting playback difficulties of the videos. Note that CJS is not optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Some devices may not be able to play videos or display all content. We recommend joining CJS from a laptop or desktop computer. Please ensure your computer or device is compatible before joining.

Downloads: This year you will be able to download the videos so that you can watch them offline and keep them forever. Download terms and conditions that you have to agree on will be posted when you download the first video. All videos are only for private use and cannot be shared!

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