Birgit Koopsen is a mixed media artist who lives in a little village called Winsum in the north of the Netherlands. She loves to get her hands dirty and experiment with paints and inks and all kinds of mediums. She loves to combine contrasting colours and works with stamps, stencils, inks, acrylic paints and markers.
Birgit loves to travel, see new places, meet people and explore different cultures. She has had the privilege of teaching in the US, Canada and Israel but also closer to home in France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria and the UK. She considers it a huge bonus that she is able to combine travel with her love of teaching and inspiring people to create art.
In addition her own product line of stamps, stencils and dies with Carabelle Studio, Birgit has worked with and designed for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LTM, WOW! Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing Inc., and Tattered Angels. Birgit currently is part of Gelli Arts’ Creative Team for which she creates videos and blog posts. She also designs for the French magazine Histoire de Pages and the UK magazine Craft Stamper.
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Nathalie Kalbach is a self-taught mixed media artist. She was born in Germany but she now resides in Jersey City, NJ.
For Nathalie, creating art is a dialogue between the skills and the supplies she uses. It is not so much a battle as an ongoing attempt to work out the connections between ideas and techniques. Nathalie believes that everyone can be creative.
She has travelled the world sharing what she knows about tools, supplies and techniques, with the goal of helping each student to unlock his/her personal creativity.
Nathalie is a Faculty Member of Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies for Mixed Media. Recently ArtistNetwork TV released four Acrylic Paint workshop DVD’s with Nathalie.
Her artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils) and Stampendous (rubber stamp, foam stamp and stencil sets). Her first Mixed Media book will be released by North Light Books in Spring 2017.
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