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Coming back to Maryland to The Queen’s Ink to teach!!!

I am so stoked to come back to The Queen’s Ink in Maryland in June to teach a couple fun workshops- I cannot wait . Here are the classes:

June 24, 2017 – 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

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!

Register here

June 25, 2017 – 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

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.

Register Here

I had such a fun time at The Queen’s Ink last year- it is such a wonderful place to teach at – check out last year’s photos of my classes there.

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Photos of the Color Crush Workshop OOAK in Syracuse, NY

WOW …what an amazing 3-day Workshop organized by OOAK and held by my sweet friend Birgit Koopsen and me.

Color Crush was the name of the workshop and 21 super sweet, sharing, caring and fun students joined us for this retreat!

Friends attended, Friends were made and

the first day was all about color theory and exercises to work with color and get it really down :)

It was a great date with color and pattern

and even if some of the exercises forced some of our wonderful students to get out of their comfort zone…the spirit was upbeat and color crushing.

Look at all these smiling happy faces.

The second day was all about …well Color of course but also Mono Printing. Because knowing your colors really helps getting the results you want.

We marbled …and…

we mono print painted just a little bit…since this is usually a full day class.

And created fun backgrounds. And for some …it was the very first time mono printing- YEAHHH.

We composed some beautiful collage material and made some cleaning tasks artful and enjoyable ;)

And late in the evening of day two, when all the students were gone to dinner …Birgit and I sneaked in to have a happy look at this colorful classroom. We might have been like little kids in the candy store seeing all the work.

On the third day we bound an art journal together out of all the single pages we worked on so far and started finishing up some of the pages

It was pretty cool to see the group combining Birgit’s and my techniques with their own style- so inspiring and stimulating!

Look at the well used ArtFoamies and StencilGirl Stencils!

And here is our group – minus two who had to leave earlier – with their favorite pages in their art journal!

Thank you so much for coming to Birgit’s and my Color Crush workshop. It was a real pleasure to spend so much time with you creative souls and get to know you better! You inspired me a lot and I couldn’t wait to get back into my studio, it was such an uplifting time. Thank you also to Shelley from OOAK and her awesome team for inviting us and organizing this great event! And last but not least a big hug to my friend Birgit – love co-teaching with you and looking forward to our new plans ;)

Hope you enjoyed the photos of this workshop! If you want to know where I teach next- check out my In-Person Class Schedule – in the next couple weeks.

Comments (10)

  • Linda Fernandes-Bailey


    great three days of fun and learning and friendship and food….love all these photos! Thank you


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      It was so wonderful to have you Linda- and you rocked the class – you are my stitching queen ;) Thank you for coming!


  • Mary Harrell


    Thanks to you and Birgit for a fun and artsy weekend!!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Thank you so much for coming Mary! It was such a pleasure to have you and spent time with you!


  • Sherry Canino


    Thank you so much for such a fun and creative weekend !! xoxo


  • Denise


    Looks like so much fun! Love all the art


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      It was so much fun- you would have loved it a lot denise!!! Hope you are well!


  • Birgit Koopsen


    <3 <3 <3


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Stationery Workshop at Kanibal & Co in Jersey City, NJ


Join me in my home neighborhood of Jersey City, at one of my favorite local boutiques – Kanibal & Co, 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.

Register here

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Photos of the Workshops at The Ink Pad in NYC

Last weekend my friend Birgit Koopsen and I taught to classes at The Ink Pad in New York City and we in both classes a wonderful group of 16/17 students and a huge amount of fun. They were all so amazingly talented and it is a pleasure to spend time with.

Here are some pictures of the students and their artwork from the Mono Print Painting class we taught on Saturday:

It is always fun to see how different everyone interprets the techniques and samples.

so much color and happy figures and shapes:

And sometimes “mistakes” turned out into the most beautiful pieces …but Colette still gave me the “fun” eye ;)

On Sunday we taught our Artful Transfers class showing all kinds of different transfer techniques for your art journal.

From grungy transfers to almost perfect transfers there was something for everyone.


Here is a great background transfer page – such a wonderful start for a journaling page

Birgit in action

Aren’t those cool?

It was also great to see my RubberMoon stamps as wooden stamps have arrived at The Ink Pad – woooohooo.

Birgit and I had a wonderful time with all of you – and thank you Anna for having us at The Ink Pad . We hope we will see you all on- or off-line soon again.

Have a beautiful creative day!

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  • Sue Clarke


    The photo (about 7 down from the top) keeps catching my eye…something about the browns and blues…I just love the combo!
    Looks like a fun and creative day. I really hope to make it to one of your workshops in the future Nat.


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      I love that one too Sue! I hope to meet you some time Sue – I would really love to meet you in person! have a wonderful saturday!


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Photos of my Workshops at A Work of Heart in San Jose, CA

Last week, after attending the Creativation Show, I flew to San Jose and taught three classes there at  A Work of Heart

I stayed in a lovely little pool house and this was my view out of my room. I wanna come back in the summer :)

My first class was “Walk With Me” an Altered Book class and it was so much fun to see the student’s take on it

HA – I loved how Julie put my business card with me new book cover behind the window of her book cover :) FUN

It was such a sweet and talented group and I was really lucky because I was terribly sick last week. I was helped with medicine, fresh oranges and tea- thank you girls!!

Love the studio space- so much color- so inspiring. Below you see some photos of the “Mixed Media Collage – Play Transform” Class

So much beautiful collage paper was being made – color bliss!

Lots of pattern play too

And then on Wednesday I taught my whole day “Artvergnugen – Art Journal ” Class .


Look at the awesome tile pattern – yum

and heaps of layers were added to create beautiful art journal pages.

And since the weather was brightening up we could even experiment with spray paint out side – now that was super fun!

I think they liked it a lot ;)

Time to add some finishing touches to the pages :)

And slowly all came together – Art Vergnugen …the pleasure of playing in your art journal ;)

Thank you all for a wonderful time- you were truly inspiring and amazing!

And here is my wonderful host Andrea – Thank you so much for having me Andrea, I am looking forward coming back  :)

Do you want to take an In-Person-Class with me ?- here is where you can find me in


Mono Print Painting with Nat Kalbach and Birgit Koopsen at The Ink Pad in NYC


Artful Transfers with Nat Kalbach & Birgit Koopsen at The InkPad in NYC

Color Crush – 3Day Art Journaling Class with Nat Kalbach & Birgit Koopsen at OOAK Artisan Showcase in Syracuse, NY

Check out more workshops this year on my In-Person-Class Page

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Comments (4)

  • Jean Goza


    The workshop was awesome! Learned a lot and had so much fun. Thanks for sharing your photos. So much inspiration and beauty. Looking forward to your next visit to California.


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Awe- thank you so much for coming Jean- it was so awesome to finally meet you after “meeting you online” . Looking forward to come back :)


  • Julie


    Thank you, Nathalie, for making two days of arting so much fun filled with color, inspiration, and learning what is possible. You are one fabulous talented teacher and tempting me to fly out for your upcoming classes. HA!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      AWE – thank You Julie! You girls were just so amazing ! I cannot wait to see you again in California or elsewhere :)have a gorgeous weekend!


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Creative JumpStart 2017 AND CYBER MONDAY SALE

I’m excited to announce Creative Jumpstart 2017 (CJS17)! Yes, we’re back and ready to inspire you in January and beyond! This year’s theme is “Mix, Match, and Master .”

What’s CJS you ask? Let me tell you! CJS is a one-of-a-kind community event to jumpstart your creativity. Throughout January 2017, you’ll get 27 downloadable videos by 27 professional mixed media artists. You’ll be exposed to new techniques and styles and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a worldwide community of creative-minded participants.

Right now, between Monday November 28th and Tuesday November 29th at 11:59pm EST, we are offering CJS17 for only $40 USD – 20% off the list price. Register today for this special Cyber Monday deal! Beginning November 30th, CJS17 will be $45 through December 31st, and $50 thereafter.


So what are you waiting for? Sign up for CJS17 here!

So can this Cyber Monday get any better???? YESSSS- it can ….how about a 20% Cyber Monday Coupon Code on all physical products like Stamps, Stencils and DVD’s. Don’t forget to stock up on everything you need for your holiday shopping and projects.


Use the coupon code CYBERNAT20 when you check out.

Hope you join us for CJS17 and have fun shopping :)

Comments (2)

  • Anne



    Roughly how long is each video? For example are they about ten minutes or an hour?


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Hi Anne – each video is between 10-15 minutes long. Nat


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Join Birgit Koopsen and Me in March at The Ink Pad in NYC

Birgit and I will be teaching at The Ink Pad in NYC on March 18 and March 19, 2017! Come and join us


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.

Register here



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.

Register here

We hope to see you there!

If you are looking for an In-Person Class with me check out my upcoming classes

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Photos of the Workshop at The Ink Pad, NYC


I had such a wonderful time teaching my Art Rules Workshop at The Ink Pad in NYC. It was a two day workshop and we explored lots of wonderful artists.


We created a huge amount of pattern using my new ArtFoamies designs which were …quite liked :)


We played with color combinations


and pushed and pulled layers in our art journals



and ….even played with some not yet released supplies …can you spy them ?


The second day we had to move into a different class room due to a little mistake by Westbeth but due to the amazing organization skills of Anna from The Ink Pad and our wonderful and helpful students, that wasn’t a big deal and we actually liked our second home a lot – it was a real printmaking studio.


It was such a wonderful group of students,


lots of laughter during the class


and happy faces


and beautiful artwork


each student exploring their own style.


Combining new and old techniques


and getting out of the box to be rewarded with awesome results.


Aren’t they the cutest?







Beautiful finished art journal pages  make me happy  …and I assume the students too :)



Thank you all so much for joining me, you rocked. And a huge thank you to Anna from The Ink Pad -it is always wonderful to teach for you!!! Cannot wait for the next time at The Ink Pad!

Would you like to come to one of my In-Person? Check out my next workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Maryland and more on my In-Person Workshop Page.

I would love to have you!

Comments (5)

  • Joi@RR


    So love seeing you and your students at work Nat. And YES… beautiful outcomes. I know you were a great blessing to them all. Xj.


  • Anne Lemay


    These photos are a treasure – they truly capture the fun we had as well as our creative work. Your teaching – and your Art Foamies – rock!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Anne, it was so wonderful to have you ! You guys were amazing and I had the best time- right back at you – Your rock !


  • Michelle Ward


    WOW! Looks like a super fun class! Look at all those happy faces and layers and layers of great pattern. I spy some amazing stencils and stamps!! Well done girl!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      thank you Michelle! We had a great time and you know those guys are always fun!


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New class at Pratt in July!

Art Journaling 101 at Pratt, NYC on July 16th

Learn how to become inspired and discover the basics of art journaling in this six-hour class. Explore mixed-media techniques using collaging and creating colorful backgrounds with acrylic paint and other media. Delve into this stress-relieving art form and create the first basic, beautiful pages in a visual journal.

Learn more about this class and register here!




I hope to see you there!

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