082: Team Teaching with Nathalie Kalbach

Today’s podcast is about team teaching and features a conversation with Nathalie Kalbach.  Nathalie is a self-taught mixed media artist.

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She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.

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“For the last decade I have been exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. I have worked in art journals and on canvas, incorporating collage and found objects.

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For me, creating art is a dialogue between my skills and the supplies I use. It is not so much a battle as an ongoing attempt to work out the connections between ideas and techniques.

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In my mixed media canvases I emphasize urban subject matter, especially gentrification. I depict the vibrancy as well as the decay that I see in the cities around me from multiple viewpoints, represented by layering and tactile dimension.”

On the podcast we discuss the more than decade long friendship Nathalie and I share…

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…and some thoughts on the benefits of team teaching, as that’s what we’ll be doing at the beginning of next month.

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079: Time & Perspective

 

For the first time in podcast history, Mom and I are in the same room to record this episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I wonder if there’s any difference in how the podcast feels?  You’ll have to let me know!

As mentioned on the podcast, I’ve got a bunch of teaching gigs coming up:

I hope to see you in class!

077: On The Road Again

 

It has been more than a month since our last podcast.  My excuse: I’ve been busy.  Most of the events we talk about on the podcast I haven’t yet shared here on the blog (I’ve got a major backlog of photos and stories to share!), so you’ll see a quick teaser photo for now and I’ll have to get to editing and sharing!

Connoisseurship Dinner:

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Byzantine Tapestry Weaving Class:

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The Met/David Hockney:

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MoMA (This is a painting by Jasper Johns):

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NJ Sewing Training:

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Klimt/Schiele (I did a blog post on this one):

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HSN (ScanNCut):

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WhimSoDoodle Classes:

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The Soccer Ball Art by Jared:

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HSN (PTouch Embellish):

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Housewares Show:

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Boston Modern Quilt Guild Retreat:

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Whew.

As I mentioned on the podcast, I’ll be on HSN on Wednesday (3/21) with all kinds of sewing machines!  I’ll have the entire 12pm EST hour on HSN, so be sure to tune in online or on your TV!

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068: Explaining Things

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about wrangling tables at HSN, the Robert Rauschenberg exhibit at MoMA, creating step-outs, and so much more!  It has been a crazy month full of fake eyelashes.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

And so many craft projects that I can’t wait to share!  I hope you enjoy the podcast and all the chit chat.  We’re going to have a guest (gasp) on our next podcast!

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P.S. Here is the link to my online pattern design class I mentioned on the podcast.

058: Quilt Festival 2016 in Pieces

We recorded the first two sections of this three-part podcast while I was at Quilt Festival.  If you listen, you’ll get a bit more of an in-depth perspective on being at the show.

And now, just a few of the quilt photos (lots more on the blog this week and next):

From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting

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