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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051: Attitude (Episode #51)

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode covers a lot of ground.  I titled it “Attitude” because I was trying to think how to capture all the disparate strands of our conversation and in the end I decided that they all boiled down to attitude.  Much like yesterday’s blog post — which we discuss on today’s podcast and I share some reader comments — attitude is one of the determining factors to contentment with what you create and even who you are.

Here are two links to things we discussed:

Mary Delany — I am planning to do a full blog post about her, but here’s one photo of her work in the meantime:

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My new “just for fun” instagram account: whatjulieate:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

There have been some really fantastic listener comments lately, so next podcast (two weeks from now) we are going to do a show based on all of those awesome ideas and questions!  If you want to add your thoughts, we’d love to include them in our conversation, so leave us a comment!

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032: Jane Davies’ Collage Journey

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Jane Davies.

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Jane is a full time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic.

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She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art.

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Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Jane gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium.

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For the past several years, Jane has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art.

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You can find Jane online at Jane Davies Studios and purchase her work at Jane Davies Art Gallery.

On the podcast we discuss teaching, abstract art, creating art in a series, Jane’s studio, and failure. We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

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