Abstract Mixed Media / Encaustic


deposit only

Lines lead the eye and communicate information through variation in width, direction, density, length and character. 

They are as integral to any composition as the composition itself. Despite the incredible versatility of the encaustic medium, there is a limit to the techniques available in 

which to incorporate line. 


Open to those with a beginning to advanced level of encaustic experience, this workshop explores line and linear language far beyond the usual methods and materials to include the use of tjanting tools, drawing with horse and human hair, branding with heated metal and wood burning tools, as well as creating your own grids, laces and lacelike forms using free motion sewing machine embroidery and water-soluble stabilizer. 


There is no limit to how these embroidered forms can be used with encaustic as well as other art applications. Considerations of the use of the grid in combination with collage and abstract painting techniques is also explored. Most materials and a sewing machine will be included for class use.


Nov 11-13, 2022





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. She 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 Grand Prize Award from the show (re)Building, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY and a recently appointed position as a Tier Artist at R&F Paints..


Lorraine’s work is exhibited locally and nationally in galleries, museums, 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.