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Photos of my Workshop in Oklahoma

Last weekend I taught my 3-Day Splash of Color Workshop at My Heart’s Fancy in Oklahoma. We started out with blank papers, filled them with lot’s of pattern, and imagery and then bound them into art journals.

We did a lot of gelli printing/mono printing the first day- look at those colorful pages

Love all the texture – yummie!

We used tons of my stencils and stamps- always tickles me to see a wall of my designs :)

And we had a ton of fun – I love spending a whole weekend with a group of sweet talented students!

Look at Marcia colorful gelli plate :)

Time flies when you play with paint and colors – the three days went by in a breeze

Creating the covers was a big hit too  – happy faces

and thinking faces ;)

Now how can you not enjoy a weekend with all those smiling peeps :)

And it was so much fun to see how everyone loved their newly bound book on the second day and working in it.

 

yummie patterns with my ArtFoamies – I always love seeing the color combinations my students choose. So inspiring.

We also did some transfers and they looked fabulous!!!

And we created some funky clothing and city scapes with my RubberMoon stamps.

And here are all the beautiful bound art journals – 78 pages thick- such a happy colorful sight!

Thank you to all the wonderful students – I loved spending time with you, creating, laughing, chatting, eating …and eating delicious homemade cake (thank you Lynda!) and sharing supplies and ideas. Thank you also to Maura and Lisa for having me once again – I always love coming back.

If you would like to take an in-person class with me, I am teaching in May two classes in Kentucky at Ephemera Paducah which will be super fun. I will also teach in Toronto (Canada), San Jose (CA), Boltenhagen (Germany) and Coventry (UK) this year. For more information check my In-Person Workshop page I would love to see you.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Looks like a fun class and an awesome store to shop in!

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  • Maura

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    I must say that this was such a wonderful workshop. Fun, inspiring…. in one word – delightful! Thank you Nathalie. You taught us such wonderful things and we enjoyed having you with us again!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Maura- it is always such a pleasure to come back and teach for you!!! See you soon again!

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  • Donna B.

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    Looks like it was a wonderful class!!! I envy those lucky students!!

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Splash of Color – Art Journaling Workshop in Oklahoma in April

Splash of Color at My Heart’s Fancy in Oklahoma

Join me for a 2 1/2 day Art Journaling Class with a big focus on technique and color.  This is a start-to-finish class where you will build a unique and colorful art journal from scratch and bind it all together in the end.  Starting with blank white paper, we will fill those pages using a variety of mixed media techniques including mono printing, image transfers, mixing stencils and stamps, collage and the creation of colorful backgrounds.  We will add vibrant splashes of color throughout using acrylic paints, markers, wax bars, watercolor and inks.  I will show you my favorite tips and tricks to finish up art journal pages and finally an easy way to bind your art journal together to complete the creation.  Embrace your personal style and let’s make a splash!

Friday, April 6th – Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Enroll HERE and join me for a weekend of creativity and FUN

Early Bird Price $300 if you enroll by February 15th, 2018!

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Photos of the Workshops in Oklahoma

As always I had a fantastic time at My Heart’s Fancy in Oklahoma. It was my third time teaching at this wonderful store and Maura makes my stay always most enjoyable.

Friday morning we went to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. It was an interesting visit and

I definitely learned more about kettle branding and barbwire when I ever thought was there to know :) 1000s of different ways to make barbwire -who would have known.

Friday evening I taught my “Stroll Through The Hood” and it was a colorful and fun class for sure.

Using my RubberMoon Stroll Through the Hood sets and other stamps some gorgeous city plates were created.

Maura had stocked up the store with all kinds of fun goodies from the n*Studio – so fun to see!

On Saturday we were diving into the Magic of Acrylics – exploring and playing with all kinds of different acrylic media.

Look at all those happy faces!

And …funny faces ;)

Lots of abstract canvases were created in the second half using the newly discovered magic of the media used in the first half of the class.

Loved to see abstract 4th of July Canvases and all kinds of other colorful artwork.

My favorite of coming back to stores is seeing familiar faces – I love my students!

hahaha- sorry Andi – I had to slip this in again – it made me laugh so much.

On Sunday it was all about “What’s Cooking” an art journal class to discover your style and get the right recipes for your art journal pages.

I loved how different all the pages looked like and I loved the outcomes reflecting each student’s taste.

Playing with pattern, texture, contrast, color and so much more

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I had a wonderful time and loved the creative time together! Thank you all for coming and I hope I see you soon again !

If you missed this class and you would like to take an In-Person Class with me -check out where I am going next  – I will be coming to Southern California and Florida in September, to the U.K. in October and to Maryland and other places in November.

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  • Mary L Hockett Thoma

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    Nathalie was so much fun and her laugh is enough to make you smile . If you notice most of the people were smiling even when they were unaware of the camera. We all had a lovely time and made some gorgeous art. I cannot wait to go back again in July to My Hearts Fancy. I hope Nathalie will come back in 2018 to visit Oklahoma. Perhaps there will be time to take in the Dale Chihuly art glass on exhibit at the OKC Museum of Art, it is the largest permanent collection owned by a museum according to the docents.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- it was so wonderful to finally meet you! And yesss- I would love to see the Chihuly art glass on exhibit – the OKC Museum of Art is on my list. I saw later that they have an exhibition of WPA Art – which I would have loved to see. Hope to see you soon again Mary!

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  • Delores

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    It was a fabulous 3 days! It was wonderful to eee you again and to be able to take all 3 classes! I learned so much!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Delores, it is always wonderful to see you <3 Thank you for coming and making it feel like coming home.

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  • Maura

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    Best time ever! Thank you for coming to teach, play and laugh with us! We love you!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you so much Maura, for having me again. I always love coming to your store – love ya’ll too :)

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Oklahoma Workshops Coming Up!

There are still a couple seats left in my workshops this coming week June 16-18 at My Heart’s Fancy in Edmond, Oklahoma.

I am looking to so forward coming back – the store and the students are always so much fun to be around. Maura, the owner also ordered some copies of my book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media , so you can get your own there or bring yours if you have it already and I will sign it :) – Come and join the fun!!!

June 16, 20172:30 pm – 6:00 pmStroll Through the Hood – Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Let’s create a beautiful little wall hanging for your home, office, or beyond! We will begin by creating a colorful, patterned background. Then we’ll take it further by adding scenery using stamps, graphite, paints and other supplies. Finally we will add detail and highlights to pull the landscape together. We will be working on Ampersand Clayboard which offers a special and exciting surface to create your Mixed Media work on.

Register here or call to register 405-509-6788


June 17, 201710:00 am – 5:00 pmThe Magic of Acrylics – Technique & Abstract Painting Class

Join me for a full-day class exploring all kinds of different Acrylic Media – from Dumbledore to Merlin, from Acrylic Paints to Acrylic Inks, from String Gel to Pouring Medium, from Modeling Past to Black Lava 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. The first half of the class will be technique based and in the second half you will put your own spell onto 3 abstract canvas paintings. After this class you will have a lot of fun waving your new magic acrylic wand whenever you create!

Register here or call to register 405-509-6788


June 18, 201710:00 am – 5:00 pmWhat’s Cooking – Art Journal Class

What makes an Art Journal spread, or for that matter a work of art, work?

Let’s explore in a playful and creative way the Principles and Elements of Art, using Mixed Media tools and supplies. Think of the principles as you might think of a recipe: a starting point to which we add the right ingredients – the elements – to make your art journal pages more interesting. Develop your individual recipes, which will result in your very own style. – LET’S GET COOKING!

Register here or call to register 405-509-6788


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Back for Workshops at My Heart’s Fancy in Oklahoma

Wohooo- so stoked to be back again at My Heart’s Fancy in Oklahoma for three workshops

June 16, 20172:30 pm – 6:00 pmStroll Through the Hood – Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Let’s create a beautiful little wall hanging for your home, office, or beyond! We will begin by creating a colorful, patterned background. Then we’ll take it further by adding scenery using stamps, graphite, paints and other supplies. Finally we will add detail and highlights to pull the landscape together. We will be working on Ampersand Clayboard which offers a special and exciting surface to create your Mixed Media work on.

Register here


June 17, 201710:00 am – 5:00 pmThe Magic of Acrylics – Technique & Abstract Painting Class

Join me for a full-day class exploring all kinds of different Acrylic Media – from Dumbledore to Merlin, from Acrylic Paints to Acrylic Inks, from String Gel to Pouring Medium, from Modeling Past to Black Lava 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. The first half of the class will be technique based and in the second half you will put your own spell onto 3 abstract canvas paintings. After this class you will have a lot of fun waving your new magic acrylic wand whenever you create!

Register here


June 18, 201710:00 am – 5:00 pmWhat’s Cooking – Art Journal Class

What makes an Art Journal spread, or for that matter a work of art, work?

Let’s explore in a playful and creative way the Principles and Elements of Art, using Mixed Media tools and supplies. Think of the principles as you might think of a recipe: a starting point to which we add the right ingredients – the elements – to make your art journal pages more interesting. Develop your individual recipes, which will result in your very own style. – LET’S GET COOKING!

Register here


I hope to see you there! And if you cannot come- check out where I am teaching in the next couple weeks

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Art Rules Workshop in Oklahoma – Photos

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Last weekend I flew to Oklahoma City to teach a three day workshop – Art Rules – at My Hearts Fancy. It is one of the very few workshops I am teaching this year in person. It was so much fun coming back and seeing so many familiar faces in the awesome group of 12 students. It was like coming home :)

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Here is Carol showing her wonderful boards she made inspired by Creative JumpStart 2016 and Natalya’s video – such a treat to see this in person. BTW- you can still sign up for the class and download all videos!

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We started Friday with some color theory and some color exercises. As you can see…they went all in :) We went on a journey to discover every student’s own style and preferences.

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Saturday I showed some fun techniques, gave some guidelines and tips as well as samples. I loved seeing what they all came up with – it was awesome to see how everyone’s style was different and how they embraced the freedom to create.

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So cool, right?

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I also loved seeing my new stamp sets as well as stencils being used in the class – that always makes me super giddy and happy!

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They were inspired by Henri Matisse

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Paul Klee

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and many more – Art Rules :)

And besides a lot of art making there was a lost of chatting, sharing stories and big hugs. It was a wonderful, inspiring and relaxing time. I also really loved teaching the workshop and it’s context.

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Thank you so much Maura for inviting me to teach Art Rules, and to Lisa for being such a big helper and sweetheart and a big thank you and hug to all of my students- you rock and make me happy!

What is the last new mixed media technique you explored?

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Looks like a delightfully relaxing and inspiring creative day!
    I haven’t tried many new techniques lately, but I do want to use embossing paste and stencils again. Love the texture.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Oh yes, you will love that, Sue! The Stampendous embossing paste is pretty awesome (need to show it) and I fell in love with the DecoArt Crackle Paste.

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  • Robin

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    Loved this workshop!!! So fun to learn new techniques inspired by the Masters. Nathalie, I truly enjoyed your teaching style. I am so glad I went!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      It was so awesome to have you Robin, you rock! I love love love the Jazzplayer you drew! You knocked it out of the park with that one! Thank you for coming and hope to see you some time again!

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  • Carol Moore

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    Awesome workshop. Loved every minute. So thankful I was able to come to another one of your events. You are totally awesome.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- Carol! thank you so much for coming – you are such a talented lady!!! I loved your patterns and awesome geometric approaches, totally amazing.

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  • Maura

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    This was one of the best workshops ever taught at my store. Thanks Nathalie for teaching us so many amazing techniques and sharing your love of art with us. I can’t wait til you can return to teach us even more!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Maura for your amazing hospitality! It was wonderful as always and I cannot wait to see you again next year :)

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  • Joi@RR

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    These pictures are priceless. I always just love seeing how your art and your life and your vibrant personality touches the lives of so many when you do a workshop. What lovely art you inspired them all to create Nat. Such a great treat to see these ladies learning and growing and loving their art. XXj

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- thank you Joi! It was an amazing group – hopefully someday I will see you in person too :)

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  • michelle ward

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    wow! look at all those fabulous pages and happy artists! bravo!!!

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  • Nathalie Kalbach

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    It would have been so much fun to see you there and you would have loved seeing Carol’s boards inspired by your video in person. It was really cool!

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  • Natalya

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    Wish I could have come to this workshop!

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Upcoming in March: Workshop in Oklahoma!

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Just a short reminder that I am teaching March 4-6, 2016 – Art Rules- Art in Translation – at My Heart’s Fancy in Edmond, Oklahoma – there are still a couple seats open and it is one of the few in-person workshops I am teaching this year due to the book:

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 Andy Warhol’s cheating technique or Rothko’s amazing color combinations, there are many different Master Artists whose masterful 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!

Class hours:
Friday, the 4th: 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, the 5th: 10 am to 6 pm (1 hour for lunch)
Sunday, the 6th: 10 am to 2 pm

More details and Sign-Up Information here

 

I am looking forward to come back to Maura’s store and see many familiar faces again and hopefully some new ones too :) It was such a blast last time!

Have a beautiful day you all!

 

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  • Jenny Petricek

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    Workshop sounds great! I wish so much that you could come and teach in Wisconsin!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      That would be fun Jenny! If you ever hear of a place in Wisconsin- let me know :)

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Photos of my Workshops in Oklahoma City

I had a blast the past weekend teaching at My Heart’s Fancy in Oklahoma City. I taught “Make Your Mark” a mono printing class on friday and “Artvergnugen” – ArtJournaling as well as “Play-Transform Mixed Media Collage” on Sunday as full day classes. I had a super enthusiastic and fun group of students willing to dive full force in all the yummy color mess – thank you girls!!!

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I love spending the weekend with happy and creative people and besides many things I learned about Oklahoma – thank you for taking the class and that some of you drove from so far away and other States in!!! Thank you also to Maura for being such an amazing host and Lisa for being such a big help and sweet spirit! And thank you to Liquitex for providing such an amazing amount of different yummy acrylic paints and media for us !

If you want to take an in-person class with me – I am teaching next an Art Journaling 101 – April 19 – and a Mixed Media Canvas Class – April 26 – at Pratt Institute in NYC at the Manhattan location.

Find the whole Spring catalogue for Pratt CCPS here. You can sign up at Pratt here

I would love to see you :) – Have a super creative day!

 

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  • Sherri Coutre

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    Could you please send me information on up coming classes throughout the summer and fall? How much is the fee for the class? What do we need to bring? Thank you so much. I have not started yet, but am so excited.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sherri, I am not sure if you are talking about in -person or online workshops. For In Person workshops you find all information here http://nathaliesstudio.com/in-person-workshops/ – the Summer and Fall classes will be listed soon. You find all online workshops under the Workshop section on top of the website. Thank you.

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  • Carol Moore

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    I am so grateful for the time spent with you. Learned a lot and it was so much fun. I was thankful to learn about white washing and glazing. I love all your photos. They bring back many happy memories.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Carol, thank you so much for coming! I had a wonderful time with you all!!!

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  • Joi@RR

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    LOVED seeing these pictures – thank you so much Nat for sharing. And ladies – wow – it appears you created some FABULOUS artwork. I have just spent more than 30 minutes looking closely at each picture and I’m going back for more!!! Loved the pics with you in them most Nathalie :)
    So fun – great job!!!! j.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Joi for your sweet comment! Yes- those girls rocked it big time in the classes!!

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  • Delores

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    This was an amazing 3 days and I learned so much! It was fantastic to finally meet you in person! Thank you for all you do for all of us! Thanks to Liquitex for their generosity also. What a great opportunity to learn more about their acrylic products and to use them in our work!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe – thank you Delores for coming all the way!!! You girls were all fantastic!!!!

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  • Linda on the Prairie

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    We had a blast and learned so much in such a short time. This has given me confidence to work far more successfully with some of the Liquitex gels and varnishes. It also pushed me to take my work in a much less “safe”and infinitely more interesting direction. Nathalie, you are a wonderful teacher! Please come back to Oklahoma again.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much for coming Linda- it was wonderful to have you!!!!

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