Lorraine Glessner - August 1-3, 2019 Sign Up Deadline: July 15

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Lorraine Glessner - August 1-3, 2019 Sign Up Deadline: July 15


Mixed Media Encaustic: Collagraph and Line

August 1-3, 2019

I am so thrilled to host artist Lorraine Glessner again, this time, for my 2019 Summer Visiting Artist Workshop Series. Everything in my studio is on wheels for a reaso! Sign up early for three days of open air creating this Summer in Portland

Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic in combination with collagraphs on fabric and paper, participants will experiment with a wide variety of innovative materials and exercises to inspire expressive marks while also developing a personal artistic voice. The application of thin layers of encaustic for collage, covering a board with fabric, drawing with horse hair, branding (creating marks with heated metal and wood burning tools), the use of stitch as a mark as well as the conceptual use of transparency and layers is also discussed. A bonus in this workshop is the opportunity to create your own grids, laces and lace like forms using free motion sewing machine embroidery on water soluble stabilizer. Optional individual critiques with Lorraine will be offered to all participants.

Lorraine Glessner’s love of surface, pattern, markmaking, image and landscape has led her to combine disparate materials and processes such as silk, wood, branding, rust, paper and more in her work. Lorraine is an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, a workshop instructor and an award-winning artist. She holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, a BS from Philadelphia University, and an AAS in Computer Graphics from Moore College of Art & Design.

Lorraine has a diverse art background with skills that include painting, sculpture, graphic design, interior design, textile design, photography, digital imaging and much more. Among her most recent professional achievements is a Second Place award in Sculpture from Art of the State at the State Museum in Harrisburg, PA, a recently completed artist residency at Jentel Foundation and an acquisition by Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Lorraine’s work is exhibited locally and nationally in galleries, craft centers, schools, libraries, universities, and more. Like her work, Lorraine brings to her teaching a strong interdisciplinary approach, mixed with a balance of concept, process, history, experimentation, problem solving and discovery.

3-full days of instruction
10am-4pm each day

Please refer to the list of materials to bring for this class in the section below.


** If you prefer to mail a check for payment, I strongly encourage that you email me for my address . I can also email you a PayPal invoice.

Cancellation Policy

**Workshop fees are fully refundable with 90 DAYS NOTICE.**
**Cancellations less than 90 days are refundable ONLY if spot in the class can be filled.**
**All class fees can be applied to a future class.**
**All refunds issued within 30 days of cancellation.**

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STUDENT SUPPLY LIST: Students should bring the following materials. Please email Lorraine with any questions at

  • Sketchbook or drawing paper and drawing media of your choice

  • Closed toe shoes for safety in the studio

  • Sharp scissors

  • 2 to 4 actual or images of your work

  • 1lb encaustic medium from any company (containers provided)

  • Various materials for collage (fabric, papers, magazine images, photographs, etc.)

  • Any small sharp-ended tool for incising/writing/drawing into the wax 

  • 4 to 6 wooden painting panels (your preference of 8x8 or 10x10, but no larger or smaller, please.) (Your preference if you want to gesso, but nothing coated in acrylic or acrylic gesso!!)

  • 4 to 6 natural hair brushes in various sizes for encaustic painting (1 brush will be designated your medium brush, so it must be free of color if you are bringing used brushes))(Because you are working with relatively small panels, please keep brush sizes from ½-3” width)

  • Any tool or material for any technique that you normally employ while working with encaustic

  • A package of razor blades or a clay scraper

  • any white encaustic color (40 ml size, R&F is preferred, but other encaustic brands are fine)

  • Paper towels

  • ½ yard, even-weave, white or light colored natural fabric for collagraph printing. RTD or PFD fabrics are preferred and are available from dharmatrading.com. Alternatives are old sheets and/or tshirts that have been frequently washed.

  • Decorative stencils, mesh, doilies, textures, string, thread, etc-anything relativlely flat with open areas that can be used as a stencil and/or can be run through the press to make a collagraph. 


·      Smock 

·      Iwatani torch with extra canisters

·      Razor blade holder 

·       We will be working with a limited encaustic color palette and those colors will be provided, however if there are 2-3 colors that you love to use, please bring them. 


  • Sink with running water

  • Bucket or tub

  • A medium to large work table and chair for each student and myself 

  • Trash receptacle

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Indoor/Outdoor ventillated workspace

  • 24” x 49” Takach etching press for collagraph 

  • heat guns (one for every two people)

  • griddles or heated palettes

  • work tables covered in paper

  • A few Iwatani torches with extra butane