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Workshops in Toronto, Canada in March

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop

Yeahh – I am coming back again to Bizzy B’s in Toronto to teach three workshops from March 13 – 15, 2015.

Friday, March 13 – WALK WITH ME: ALTERED BOOK CLASS – 6:30 – 10:00 PM 

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In this class, Nathalie will show you how you can turn an old, sad book in to something beautiful again! You will work with acrylic paints, acrylic inks, stamps, and stencils, and Nat will walk you through some fun sketching tricks. In the end, you will have a colourful creative keepsake filled with techniques that you can use for all kinds of Mixed Media and Art Journal projects.

NOTE: this is a different class from the altered book class that Nat taught at Bizzy B’s before!

Saturday, March 14 -ACRYLICS DEMYSTIFIED: TECHNIQUE & ABSTRACT CANVAS WORKSHOP – 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM 

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Join Nathalie for a full-day class to explore all kinds of different Acrylic Media – from Dumbledore to Merlin, from Acrylic Paints to Acrylic Inks, from String Gel to Pouring Medium, from Modeling Paste to Stucco and other fun stuff! Learn their magic – and put an end to the mystery of how to use these amazing helpers in your Mixed Media and/or Art Journaling projects. Learn not only how to use Acrylic Media and when to use them, but also put your own spell into 3 abstract canvases during the class. You will for sure have as much fun waving your new magic acrylic wand in the future as Nathalie does!

Sunday, March 15 – RAW CANVAS STAINING WORKSHOP – 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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The technique of painting on unprimed, raw canvas is most often associated with artists such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Helen Frankenthaler, just to name a few. Colour-field artists poured, dripped, or brushed thinned paints onto the canvas that soaked through the surface and stained the fabric, creating a velvet-like appearance. Join Nathalie in exploring fun techniques of staining and painting raw canvas and open a whole new creative world to apply these techniques to stretched canvases, pillow cases, bags, home decor items, and even clothes!

 

More information and sign up info here at Bizzy B’s – I hope to see you there!

 

Nat

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Can’t wait either Kelly!!! Always love to see you!!!

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    Nurse-Ratchet

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    First on the list….as soon as I heard you were coming in March …made Bizzy B put me down for all three before I knew what the workshops were! Now I know am thrilled!!!!,

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  • Francine G

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    I can’t believe you are coming and I’m out of the country…. Darn I’m not lucky…. :-)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Too bad Francine – so sorry to hear! Hope out of country means a great vacation though :)

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  • Gerit

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    Wunderbar !
    I love you work and almost everything what comes with it;)

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State of the Union – Mixed Media Painting

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Painting

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Finally I finished up this canvas which some of you might remember seeing me working on in the Liquitex video. And that is how long this canvas took me – about four months. Boy it just didn’t wanna come along and play with me …

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The scene on the canvas is from Liberty State Park – at the historical Ellis Island Train Station, where hopeful immigrants not going to NYC would go on a train ride to start their new lives somewhere in the U.S. The train station is pretty much in shambles though seems to get restored somewhat. From this spot you have an amazing view of the sparkling finance world of Manhattan across the Hudson River …if you actually heave your eyes over the totally destroyed historic ferry landing area  …remains of Hurricane Sandy. You can also see the skyline of Jersey City – behind the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial .

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For me this spots represents a very powerful and symbolic place in America.

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I used lot’s of acrylic media on this 12 x 14 inch Canvas of course :)

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Here is a list of what I used

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Have a wonderful day

Nat

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    What a fabulous painting – love the concept, and the execution!

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    Nurse-Ratchet

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    The colours in the sky speak to me of new beginnings and the beautiful essense of hope! Stunning !

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Nurse Ratchet – I am glad that the colors in the sky came across as they were intended to be :)

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  • mary

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    We are a young nation. I appreciate seeing the work of artists who feel the tensions and can represent our history and longings. Thank you for this.

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    Shawna

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    That’s awesome, Nathalie! I love the colors. Pensive.

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  • Sabine Schneider

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    Fantastisch! Love all about it, besonders die Farbe!
    Inzwischen ist auch das pouring medium, ein paar Liquitex freestyle brushes und splatter brushes angekommen. Und ich hatte schon viel Spaß mit dem “splatter brush”.
    Liebe Grüße aus dem kalten und trüben Deutschland, Sabine

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Danke liebe Sabine :) YEAHH – freut mich dass Deine neuen Spielzeuge angekommen sind. Frohes Splattern- LOL. Liebe Grüße in die Heimat :)

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  • Tina Gilbert

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    It’s absolutely GORGEOUS, Nathalie!!!

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  • Mary W

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    This is awesome – giving not only the look but the feel of so much history and the life that vibrates through everything. Great work!

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  • Francine G

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    Nathalie i love your canvas the textures, the details, colors combos and composition … I simple love your artwork…. Keep it going.

    Francine

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Workshops at Pratt Institute CCPS – April 2015

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

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I am super excited to teach two day classes at Pratt Institute CCPS in NYC on the Manhattan Campus in April.

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Sunday April 19,   9.30 am – 4.30 pm

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Sunday April 26,  1pm – 4 pm

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Find the whole Spring catalogue for Pratt CCPS here

You can sign up at Pratt here

I hope some of you can and will join me – that would be awesome!

 

Nat

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  • michelle

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    WHAT?? This. is . AWESOME!!! Congrats! Killing it in the big city girl! I wish I was there because I would SO sign up!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Michelle! Too bad you are not living in the City anymore!!

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    Denise

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    Wow this is great. Congrats on these classes at Pratt. Super cool. Wish I was there!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Denise – oh that would be cool to have you there!

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    That’s awesome, Nat! What a great venue, and you can introduce art journaling to a whole new crowd. Go, girl!

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