Image transfers can be done in lots of ways and I personally love experimenting with them in my artwork and art journal. Sometimes you want to include a photo image directly into your work and a transfer is a way to incorporate it more seamlessly.
I cover some of my favorite techniques in my Trace, Transfer, Transform online workshop to help you get started with image transfers. It can be daunting and a bit of practice and guidance can be just the thing. One important aspect about transfers to remember is that even imperfect transfers can add to your piece in unexpected ways.
Experimenting and playing will get you in the groove and open your eyes to the possibilities.
It is like a form of visual collage that adds to the layering and texture. And it’s just really a blast to fool around with to see what happens. Sounds like the kind of thing for you? Here’s a peek at my Trace, Transfer, Transform workshop:
Would you like to go on a little Artful Adventure with inspiring project ideas, art journaling, mixed media techniques and beyond? My Artful Adventure workshops explore how we can draw inspiration and technique ideas from master artists and this time we’re looking at a favorite artist of mine, Henri Matisse. We will touch on pattern, color, shape, and more, all based on the art of Matisse, but in a way that YOU can adapt to YOUR style of making art.
My Artful Adventures with Henri Matisse online workshop begins next week and we are excited to invite you to the class! We’ll be looking at one of my all time favorite artists for inspiration this time – the amazing Henri Matisse. His use of color, his love of combining different patterns, his unique paper cut outs, and more will all be explored.
Still wondering if an Artful Adventure is right for you? Here are what some students have said in the past about some of my other Artful Adventures:
If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, join us and learn how to take some Matisse inspired techniques and style into your own artwork too. Right now we have an Early Bird sale for just $39 through September 29, when the workshop begins! Learn more and sign up.
Get ready to go on an Artful Adventure with us. Explore shape, collage, pattern, color and MORE, seeking inspiration from one of my all time favorite artists: Henri Matisse! From the get go, we’ll learn about Matisse’s artwork and life, and then we’ll dive right in to 4 technique lessons with creative ways to translate his signature style into your own unique art journaling and artwork.
Sign up NOW to enjoy great pricing: Early Bird* is just $39 – now through Thursday, September 29 when the technique lessons begin.
Check out the promo video to get a sneak peek at this Artful Adventure:
In addition to investigating Matisse’s style, we’ll also play with the unique paper cut out artform, explore color palettes, learn how to create with a monoprint painting technique, and much much more. Let the Artful Adventures begin!
Today, Sept 5 is the LAST DAY to save with our Labor Day Workshop Sale and Last Chance Sale!!! Refuel your creative side this fall with an online mixed media workshop. Just enter the coupon code laborday20 to save 20% off all my Online Workshops*. In addition to that, it’s your last chance to sign up for Creative JumpStart 2022 and right now it’s just $59.
Jump into something new and fun and challenge yourself to make a commitment to your creativity. See you in the classroom!
*Sales end Monday Sept 5 2022 at 11:59pm EDT (NYC time). 20% off sale excludes CJS22.
It’s that Back to School season where I think we’re all ready for new experiences, hungry for a challenge, and excited about learning. I always like to begin the fall with some nourishment for the mind and an Online Workshop is an easy way to jump into something that you know will be both fun AND good for the artistic side of the brain.
My Labor Day Sale is running now through Monday Sept 5th* and offers 20% off all my Online Workshops. Just use the coupon code laborday20 to save.
AND in addition to all the Online Workshops being on sale, I’m also offering a Last Chance Sale for CJS22 for just $59. I’m going to be taking a little break from this program for a while so it’ll also be your last chance to get a full CJS workshop for a while – better sign up ;)
Here is just a small selection of some of the workshops I’ve got going now – Artful Adventures, Best of CJS bundles, project workshops, and super cool ensemble cast workshops:
Be sure to check out the Online Workshop section of my shop – there are even more to choose from to inspire you and exercise your creative side this fall and beyond.
*Sale ends Monday, September 5th 2022 at 11:59pm EDT (NYC time). 20% off excludes CJS22.
Bring some focus back to your art making with an online workshop! Life is a juggling act and it’s easy to let some of the most joyful activities fall out of focus now and again. It’s time to change that and Focus your Creativity.
We’ve got two sales going on right now to help you with that. Our Creative JumpStart Last Chance SaleAND our Labor Day Workshop Sale. Now thru Monday Sept 5th* you can save on both CJS22 and all my online workshops. It’s a nice opportunity to redirect some energy back into your creative practice with technique and project lessons to stoke your creativity. Just enter the coupon code laborday20 when you check out to save.
Creative JumpStart 2022, for those of you who aren’t familiar with CJS, includes 38 different lessons, each taught by 38 different leading Mixed Media artists. The lessons include a broad variety of techniques, projects, and styles and are designed to fit in a busy schedule – whenever you could use a Creative JumpStart ;)
Whether you’re just getting started in the mixed media world or are a mixed media veteran, CJS is a magical and interactive experience created just for you. You can expect to:
Be challenged on your journey
Take action on your goals
Discover how your art making creates connections with people, places, and things
Understand how you connect with certain materials
Gain access to a plethora of artistic techniques to learn and master
All my Online Workshops are on sale right now in fact, and there are lots of opportunities for learning, fun, and a renewed focus on your creative side.
Go on an Artful Adventure with me and let the artwork of master artists inspire and guide you…
Or get the Best of CJS from years past if you missed those workshops or are looking for more bite-sized lessons…
Join Birgit Koopsen, Marsha Valk, and myself as we explore mixed media surfaces in Beyond the Paper or inspiration through style eras in time in Time Traveler.
Whichever Online Workshop experience catches your eye (check out the shop here to see all the workshops I currently have available), the goal is to refocus you on your art making and creative side. Carve out some time each day or week to express yourself, hone your skills, let loose with your supplies, and feel the joy of creating.
See you soon in the classroom!
*Sales end Monday, September 5th 2022 at 11:59pm EDT (NYC time). Use coupon code laborday20
Final days of summer and final days for the Workshop Bundle Sale!
Use the coupon code beyondhappy to save 20% when you register for both the Beyond the Paper and Time Traveler online workshops. Sale ends TOMORROW, August 29 2022 at 11:59pm NYC time.
Get back to creating with two interesting takes on mixed media. Beyond the Paper looks at creating on alternative substrates and will take you through a variety of techniques to help you expand your mixed media horizons. Time Traveler will have you exploring different stylistic eras for inspiration in this gelli plate printmaking and bookbinding workshop.
We’re nearing the end of one long, hot Summer around here and if you’re like me, you want to make the most of it… maybe inside with the AC on LOL. Now’s the perfect time for some me-time, personal enrichment stuff though – like a couple of good online mixed media workshops! Soooo, we’ve got a nice bundle deal for you:
Register now for both the Beyond the Paper and Time Traveler online workshops and you will receive 20% off both of them. Just use the coupon code beyondhappy when you check out and the discount will be applied*.
These workshops approach mixed media from a unique angle: Beyond the Paper looks at alternative mixed media surfaces and Time Traveler explores design styles through history. On top of that, the workshops are both taught by three instructors: yours truly (Nathalie Kalbach), Birgit Koopsen, and Marsha Valk. Three artists with three different styles and techniques to inspire and teach you. Check out the workshops here to watch the promo videos for a taste of what each has to offer!
Spend the rest of Summer doing what you love. See you in the classrooms!
*Coupon expires at 11:59pm NYC time on Monday, August 29, 2022.