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Artvergnugen at The Ink Pad in NYC – Dates & Themes for May and June are up!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Workshops


The new dates for Artvergnugen at The Ink Pad in New York City are up for May and June (April is already sold out- there is a waiting list) :

  • PanPastels! – May 9th
  • Wax & Oilbars! - June 27th

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 Nathalie once a month and play each time with a different art medium or supply. Learn techniques, tips and tricks to take your art journaling further and turn it into Artvergnugen.

You will have to bring basic supplies – list on The Ink Pad Website – while Nathalie will bring the art medium/supply of the month for you to share. Sign up for as many of the sessions you want but be quick – space is limited.

Have an amazing day



Acrylic Media – Demystified – Workshop in NYC -June 8

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop



So excited about this class that I always wanted to teach on Acrylic Media- there is so much fun out there – I cannot wait to show you in this in person class at The Ink Pad on June 8, 2014!


Join Nathalie in a day class to explore all kinds of different Acrylic Media – from Dumbledore to Merlin, from Acrylic Paints to Acrylic Inks, from String Gel to Pouring Medium, from Modeling Paste to Stucco and other fun stuff. Learn their magic– and put an end to mystery on how to use these amazing helpers in your Mixed Media and/or Art Journaling projects. Learn not only how to use Acrylic Media and when to use them but also put your own spell into 3 abstract canvases during the class. You will for sure have as much fun waving your new magic acrylic wand in the future as Nathalie!



I will bring for all Students:

Liquitex Pouring Medium, Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste, Liquitex Paint Marker, Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish, Liquitex Acrylic Inks, Liquitex String Gel, Liquitex Ceramic Stucco, Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso, Liquitex Natural Sand, Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel – and depending on weather and location – even some Liquitex Spray Paints

Some sneaks?



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Find the supply list and other information on this class at The Ink Pad here – I would love to see you!

have a gorgeous day!




Artvergnugen: Spray Ink Splash at The Ink Pad Photos

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Mixed Media Workshop



This friday I had the pleasure of teaching another Artvergnugen Workshop at The Ink Pad in New York City. Artvergnugen is an ongoing Evening Art Journaling Class – once a month I teach with a different medium or tool and it is loads of fun. This Friday it was all about:



The Dylusions and Lindy’s Stamp Gang were both equally loved- since they are different but both are very vibrant and beautiful it was fun to explore the different techniques and applications you can use them for in an art journal. I do love them both a lot – for different reasons  :)



I must say I love the ongoing concept of the Artvergnugen Class at The Ink Pad – it is a good challenge for me, because I constantly have to adjust to a new medium, it is very technique based and I do have people that have been in the last class but some are new and cannot just pick up at pages from the last Artvergnugen class.



Nice ghosting here, Diane …



and yummie abstract backgrounds that are a perfect base for an art journal page – love it!



I love those girls- they all love to experiment…and get their hands messy ;)



Plus I come out every time inspired by a color combination I have to use in my next project :) Green, Yellow and Pink..oh yes!



Lot’s of stencils used



and smiling faces :) – I cannot wait to see how Karen will finish up this page …



Awesome page by Cheiron picking up a page from last week and continuing with the new techniques- love it!



The next Artvergnugen class will be about: Stencil Madness on April 25. There is a waiting list for this date. The May and June dates and themes will come out soon – Artvergnugen…it is what makes your journal a piece of art :)

If you could attend an Artvergnugen class by me…which medium or tool would you like to play with? We had Stamps, Mono printing and Spray Paints so far :)

Have a gorgeous day






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