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Mono Print Painting Fun

Next Thursday my sweet friend Birgit Koopsen is coming from the Netherlands and I cannot wait to see her. Besides some girlfriend time and sightseeing we are also teaching several workshops together, one is a Mono Print Painting class  at The Ink Pad in

NYC  on March 18th, based on a technique we came up with after we went to see the H.N. Werkman exhibtion when I visited her in the Netherlands.

I wanted to incorporate some of my class samples in an art journal and here are some samples of what I was doing last week.

The cat below is of course inspired by Klee :) and I picked up the Manhattan Border pattern in the print on the lest side with the Manhattan Tile Stamp.

I am kind of liking the idea of incorporating the prints which you do not want to hang on a wall or else into the art journal …you see some really raw experimentation with this here :)

This is the stare in my face I wake up to in the morning …ah the joy of being a cat owner- LOL

This one was of inspired by Matisse – the left is the Mono Print Painting using the Versailles Stencil and on the right you can see the smaller pattern with one of the Versailles Foam Stamps.

It is really addicting to play with those Mono Print Paintings and Birgit and I have heaps of techniques to apply to them – and you get two teachers with different ideas on this :) There are still some seats left- so if you are in the NYC area- join us for this Mono Print Painting Class March 18th or the Artful Transfers Class March 19th …or even both (special price) !

Have a wonderful day

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  • stephanie

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    hope you have some of these techniques in your Artiscape classes too. :)

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      I will teach loads of techniques on all of the classes there :) Looking forward seeing you – woohoo.

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    Wow, wow, WOW!! This Mono Print Painting class looks Ah-maze-balls!!! If instantaneous travel were a thing, I would sooooo be there!! <3

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- Lisa- it would be so awesome to have you!!! Have an amazing week!

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Teaching at Artiscape in Dublin, Ohio April 28-30

I am teaching 3 Mixed Media Classes at Artiscape alongside with 21 other instructors April 28-30th in Dublin Ohio. You can choose between 48 different workshops and I hope I will see some of you there. Those events are always some of my favorite to teach at because of the size and the amount of likeminded peers you will meet and be around. There is something truly invigorating and inspiring to have so many creative people gathered in one spot. Here are the classes I am teaching:

April 28 – Fri @ 12:30 pm5:30 pm

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!

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April 29 – Sat @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm

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!

Register Here


April 30 – Sun @ 8:30 am12:30 pm

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!

Register Here


Cannot come to Artiscape, but want to take a class with me? Check out my In-Person- Classes Page – where I am constantly updating where I will be teaching in the next couple months. For example, I am teaching with my sweet friend Birgit Koopsen in New York City as well as at an event near Syracuse, NY and I am right now finalizing a couple more in the US and outside of the US :) I love teaching in person and I hope to meet you (again!)

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  • stephanie

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    hi Nat – SSOOOOO excited to have you coming to Cbus! I am signed up and ready to go. Stephanie

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      wohoooo- that is sooo cool! I cannot wait to meet you :)

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Art Journaling Live 3 – DVD and Download

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In June, I went to Arlington, Texas to teach together with MaryBeth Shaw, Jodi Ohl and Gina Rossi Armfield an Art Journaling Live Class which was recorded and is now available as 2 DVDs in my shop and also as a Download from the North Light Shop.

The cool thing is that you get four teachers and four art journaling classes in one. Here is the sneak of my part of the class – I was first up early in the morning:

Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Art Journaling my friends

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  • Joi@RR

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    Oh my stars – what a FABULOUS FOUR you had to have been Nat! Your students must have been on cloud nine. Good you got to go first and then enjoy the rest of the day too! Thanks bunches for the wonderful video sneak peak. LOVE it. Xj.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Joi, yeah the nervous feeling of the morning was worth it being able to just relax and play along with the other three classes later :) 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

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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

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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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Workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Maryland & Giveaway Winner

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I had such a wonderful time in Maryland at The Queen’s Ink last weekend.

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The Queen’ s Ink is an amazing store located in a historic mill and the classroom has gigantic windows giving a wonderful light.

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The first class was a an altered book class and it was wonderful to see how the students interpreted the techniques to fit into their own books and styles.

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Isn’t this fun?

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Patti, the owner of The Queen’s Ink and master of colorful and beautiful Mixed Media projects herself worked on some beautiful Ampersand Stampboards using my Stampendouds Elephant, Bird and Urban Scribble stamp set. So love it!

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The students were so much fun and I loved seeing some familiar faces and also to meet some students which I have known for a long time from my online classes – you guys are the best!

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Lot’s of yummie pattern play in the collage class

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and happy smiles :)

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the collages were so different and fun and colorful!

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hey …little birdie!

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And I know it is dorky- but it was so fun to see my stamps and stencils displayed in the store. Still a pinch me moment!

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On the second day I taught my Artvergnugen class and we exhilarated layers :)

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Look at all those colorful patterns made with the new ArtFoamies and ….shhhhh some still secret stencils (hint hint …check in next week ;) )

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I had a fantastic time at The Queen’s Ink – thank you Patti for having me ! Rumor has it …I might be back next year ;) ;) ;)

And on another Note- here is the Winner, drawn by my friend Kim,  of the “Art Journal your Archetypes Book by Gabrielle Javier- Cerulli” Post ! Congratulations Gill!

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I hope you have a wonderful day weekend!

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Teaching with Birgit Koopsen in NY, Syracuse in March 2017

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Super duper excited that my friend Birgit Koopsen and I will again teach a workshop together in the U.S. – March 24-26, 2017 a three day Art Journaling workshop in Syracuse, NY organized by OOAK Artisan Showcase.

Check out more details in this video:

Ready for some Color Crush? Check out more details and register here.

It is going to be super fun – come and join us !

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Workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland Oct 21-22

This year I have taken a big break from teaching due to the book, and I do have to say I really missed teaching. I had a fantastic time at The InkPad with a 2Day workshop on the weekend – here is a little peek of what we did and the new fun things we used. I will post more pix in a couple days. It was wonderful to spent time with super creative and fun students, see my new products in action and be equally inspired by my students and how they put their own spin on things!

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Now I am getting ready for my classes at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland in two weeks. I am bringing three super fun workshops with me, which I have taught before and were a big hit – I cannot wait to spice them up with some super duper cool ArtFoamies and …did you spy them? – new stencils. There are still a couple seats left – so join me if you are in the area!

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Friday October 21, 2016 – 11am-3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class

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Registration Open Now


Friday October 21, 2016 – 5pm-9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class

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Registration Open Now


Saturday October 22, 2016 – 10am – 6pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class

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Registration Open Now

Have a gorgeous day!

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New In-Person Classes in Maryland, NYC and California!

I have couple workshops coming up the next months and I cannot wait to teach more again after taking a break a couple months to get my book done :)

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Super excited that I will be teaching October 21-22 at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland.

Friday October 21, 2016 – 11am-3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class

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Registration Open Now


Friday October 21, 2016 – 5pm-9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class

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Registration Open Now


Saturday October 22, 2016 – 10am – 6pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class

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Registration Open Now


I am teaching one workshop this fall at Pratt

Sunday December 11, 2016 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Mixed Media- Printmaking

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Registration now open – phone: 855.551.7727


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And- also super excited about teaching in San Jose January 24-25, 2017 at A Work of Heart

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 10am – 3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class

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Registration Open Now


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 5.30pm – 9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class

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Registration Open Now


Wednesday January 25, 2017 – 10am – 5pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class

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Registration Open Now


I hope I will some of you at any of my In-Person Workshops !

Have a wonderful day

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Pratt Fall Mixed Media Classes are up – Come and join me!!!

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So excited about my new Fall Classes at Pratt School of Continuing and Professional Studies. With each new catalogue the Mixed Media section is growing and I love that it gets such a wonderful school for Mixed Media! Registration is open now! Here are my class details for the fall:

Art Journaling 101 – Sunday, September  27, 2015

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Mixed Media Collage – Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Mixed Media Printmaking – Sunday, December 13, 2015

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I hope I will see you there!!! It is going to be loads of fun!

 

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