​COLOR CRUSH  workshop is a 3-day Art Journaling workshop being taught by mixed media artists Birgit Koopsen and Nathalie Kalbach.  

Nathalie and Birgit have been friends for a long time now.  They met while Nathalie was living in Germany and Birgit in the Netherlands. 






They are both HUGE fans of color.  You could even say they have a serious COLOR CRUSH.  And that's what this workshop is all about! 

First Day:  You will start with blank paper. By applying new ideas and a few fun techniques we'll fill them with vibrant sparks and colors. You'll be introduced to the work of other artists that also have

a " color crush". You will learn about color theory and mixing, the meaning of color, and how to use it for expression.   

Second Day:  You will be showed some splashy monoprinting techniques and learn how to create layers and add interest to your art journal. You'll get deep into color that day.

Third Day: You will bind all the pages together into a wonderful book.  We will give it some finishing touches and our love story with color will be complete and will definitely end "happily ever after"!

It's like getting a 2-for-1 deal!  You get to learn the techniques of two artists while experiencing both of their styles. You choose what works best for you and make it your own!

Besides the fun and color-packed days of learning, it’s a chance to meet new friends. We will have many opportunities to socialize starting with our welcome party! It’s going to be a weekend you will remember!


They are excited to be teaching this workshop which is focused on what they say is one of their favorite topics... COLOR!

 “Color is beautiful, powerful, and fun! It makes our heart beat faster, gives us butterflies in our stomach and puts an ear to ear smile on our faces... We dream in color, we eat in color...

We LIVE in color!  “  


They've been roommates when teaching and attending conferences.  They know each other so well they can almost finish each other’s sentences!  


When approached to teach this workshop they both agreed on their goal – they want to help you get the most out of color because they think it is one of the most important elements in art.

SLIDESHOW from the past workshop!

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