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NEW Online Workshop: Artful Adventures with Henri Matisse

Today my newest online workshop Artful Adventures with Henri Matisse goes on sale on my website!

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!

Learn more about the workshop HERE and be sure to sign up by September 29 to take advantage of the Early Bird*.

*Early Bird ends September 29, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT (NYC time).

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Jump with CJS22 and MORE – Last Day

Jump back into learning and creating!

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.

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Back to School with Online Workshops

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.

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Last Chance: Jump with Creative JumpStart 2022

Jump with us! Creative Jumpstart 2022 is on sale now until Monday, September 5th*! 

Have you ever felt that tapping into your creative side is hard to do? Even if you love art making or crafting and/or do it for a living, getting in your creative zone can sometimes be a struggle. Mix in being a bit of a perfectionist, overthinking, time constraints, feeling unmotivated, and judging your work and/or comparing yourself to others, and artmaking can be such a trying thing! If you feel like I’m preaching to the choir, I have just the thing – Creative JumpStart.

Creative JumpStart was created for hobbyists and artists alike to learn from the best of the best and take action to build a creative habit.

By joining CJS, you’ll get to learn techniques from yours truly, as well as 37 other uber talented mixed media artists.

The workshop can be completed in about five weeks (if you are doing the lessons daily, as recommended) via 38 pre-recorded lessons. There’s technique and project based lessons, tons of tips and tricks from our artist teachers, and all the lessons are around 10 minutes in length and designed to help you make creating a doable, daily habit.

Are you in? 

Register for CJS22 between now and Monday, September 5th, for $59 (previously $79). This is your Last Chance to sign up for Creative JumpStart 2022 and also the last chance to enjoy the CJS extravaganza while we take a break from the programming for a year or so.

*Sale ends Monday, September 5th, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT (NYC time)

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Get ready to Focus your Creativity!

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 Sale AND 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

Register today for just $59.

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

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One BADASS Art Journal – Online Workshop

Registration is open for One BADASS Art Journal – an online workshop I am teaching in! This is hosted by Tiare Smith and includes 16 teachers and 17 lessons to help you unlock your inner artistic badass.

The workshop begins February 1st, 2021 and goes for 4 months through May 31, 2021.  Afterwards it is completely self-paced and you have lifetime access to videos and lessons to help you get a bit more confident with your artmaking. Find out more and register HERE.

Here’s what you can expect: Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorials, Video Tutorials, Downloadable PDFs, Wonderful for beginners or anyone who wants to embrace their inner BADASS.

Creative JumpStart 2021 is also on SALE now – just $59 with Cyber Week pricing through December 4th at 11:59pm EST. This is our BIGGEST Creative JumpStart ever with 45 different artists and 45 mixed media lessons designed to JumpStart YOUR Creativity.

Sign up now and get ready for a new lesson each day from New Year’s Day through Valentine’s Day. Our theme this year is Storyteller and our artists are sharing their stories through artistic techniques and projects designed to inspire you in 2021 and beyond.

Unlock the power of storytelling in your artwork! Sign up HERE today.

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I’m Teaching in One BADASS Art Journal – and Giveaway!!!

I am super excited to announce that I am a Guest Teacher on One BADASS Art Journal 2021! (And I’m giving away one spot for free – read on to find out more about that too.)

One BADASS Art Journal is an online workshop designed to inspire you to create, to learn, to feel confident and provide you with the tools, techniques and inspiration needed to feel BADASS every day that you make art. With 16 teachers and 17 lessons, you’ll be immersed in happiness, gratitude and fun from day one with this workshop.

Registration opens December 1, 2020, Class begins Monday, February 1, 2021 and goes for 4 months through May 31, 2021.  Afterwards it is completely self-paced and you have lifetime access. Learn more HERE.

Check out all the awesome teachers below:

Be sure to bookmark THIS PAGE so you can join the moment it goes on sale on December 1st.


And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away a spot in this amazing creative community. That’s right: I am giving away a spot on One BADASS Art Journal 2021 to 1 lucky person! And you can use it for yourself or even gift it to a friend or loved one – your choice :)

Entering is easy: 1. Tell me what you love about art journaling in the comments below. 2. Join Nat’s Creative Hood on Facebook. 3. Get a bonus entry HERE on the One BADASS Art Journal website. Enter by November 30th for a chance to win a spot.

Winner will be contacted via email by December 1, 2020.

Good luck and I hope to see you in class!

Are you supporting small businesses this Saturday? I would love you to stop in my Online Shop and enjoy my Seasonal Spectacular Sale that is going on right now :) All physical products (stencils, rubber stamps, foam stamps, original artwork, prints, mugs, ink pads, and more) are 25% off when you enter the coupon code SEASONAL25 during checkout. Sale ends Monday, November 30th so hurry in and check off some of those folks on your list ;)

Comments (2)

  • rajatoc


    Art Journaling protects my health and well being. I can collage all the bits and pieces that identify all my wishes and hopes or accomplishments in my world. Sometimes it clicks other times I don’t feel it hits my mark but I keep on trying to sooth my need to express and create what makes me at peace and complete. I have a relationship with all the other creatives I’ve met along my journey. I know that some day I will do a spread that will be the calling card to all my dreams come true…and that is a satisfying notion indeed. Thanks Nat…MBS…Mary Nassar…Pam Carriker…Seth…June…Robin and Jackie Jimerson (get well soon)…Love You Guys So Much!!!


  • Sue Clarke


    What I love about art journaling is that it doesn’t need to be presentable.
    When I scrapbook I want the LO to look really good.
    When I art journal it’s for me…the process and playing in my book.
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot Nat!


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Announcing NEW Online Workshop – Time Traveler

Super happy to announce this very special workshop that I am releasing today – Time Traveler. I’m teaching along with my amazing friends Birgit Koopsen and Marsha Valk in this 3 week online workshop that goes on sale today and begins on August 17th.

Become a Time Traveler with us! With this course each teacher will help guide you through space and time, finding inspiration from different eras in history. Each teacher has chosen a time period and will show you mixed media techniques and design motifs inspired by their modern take on that period. The goal of this is to create 3 different handmade book projects using gelli plate printmaking techniques and favorite mixed media techniques unique to each teacher. You will get 3 different artistic perspectives and oodles of fun and creative ideas to try.

Sign up TODAY for Early Bird pricing: Today, Aug 5 through Aug 8, 11.59pm EST this course is just $89 USD. From Aug 9 to Aug 17, 11.59pm EST Time Traveler will be $99 USD. From Aug 18 the course will be its regular price of $139 USD.

Check out the promo video below:

Time Traveler will begin on August 17 and will run for 3 weeks, with a new video publishing each day. There will be a total of 21 videos, over 5 hours of video in total, as well as supply lists and additional lesson content in the classroom to help you along the way. All the videos are downloadable and available to you to enjoy at your own pace.

Here are some of the topics covered in this workshop:

  • Mixed Media techniques
  • Gelli plate printmaking techniques
  • Bookbinding techniques
  • Tips and tricks for translating inspiration into art
  • Creative ideas to take to all your artmaking, art journaling, cardmaking, and beyond!

Sign up HERE for this one-of-a-kind take on creating personal, expressive mixed media art in book form from 3 talented teachers.

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Early Bird Ending and Workshop Beginning!

Today my newest online class Artful Adventures with Paul Klee is getting started! You can still get in at the Early Bird price until 11:59pm EST tonight, April 27th 2020.

It is my 4th workshop in the Artful Adventures series and this time we are looking at the whimsical artwork and style of Klee and learning how to bring some of his tricks into our own art journals and artwork. Join us in the classroom as we get started today!

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