Project Description

Mixed Media Encaustic: Collage with Lorraine Glessner

This workshop takes the exciting combination of mixed media, encaustic and collage to include innovative materials and mark-making techniques in which to explore narrative. Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will combine and collage photographic images and marks to explore, communicate, or entertain through personal narrative. This workshop covers basic encaustic techniques and collage as well as mark-making using various drawing media.

Notes on materials: Most materials are provided by the instructor, including encaustic tools and irons, basic encaustic colors, and various other tools. However, students must attain certain supplies on their own. Click HERE for the complete list. You may contact the Education Department at (908) 735-8415 ext. 119 if you have any questions.

Featured image: Participants Within the Vast Imagination, 48″ x 60″ x 1.5″ (detail)

SPRING – 719
  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up
  • Time:   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
  • 2 Days: Saturday October 24 & Sunday October 25
  • Instructor: Lorraine Glessner
  • Tuition: $380; member: $360 (plus $25 materials fee)
  • Registration for this class will open in July 2020


Lorraine Glessner’s love of surface, pattern, markmaking, image and landscape has led her to combine disparate materials and processes such as silk, wood, wax, pyrography, rust, paper and more in her work. Lorraine is a former Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, artist mentor, 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 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.