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All of my workshops...

...are taught from an alternative, hands-on approach with an emphasis on mixed media and experimentation. I taught at Tyler School of Art for 13 years and have been teaching workshops continuously since 2005. I have a diverse art background with skills that include painting, sculpture, graphic and textile design, photography, digital imaging and more. In addition to specific techniques outlined for each workshop, I always include discussion and guidance regarding color, composition, scale, design and content as a daily workshop practice. My daily mark-making warm up exercises loosen the creative muscle and allow for each participant to discover their own personal mark and visual language. Group discussions of ideas and progress take place daily as well as individual discussions focusing on each participant's needs, both in the workshop as well as in their home studio practice. I present slide lectures on historical and contemporary art in order to put the learned workshop techniques into context. It is my intention that each participant leave my workshops with a refreshing balance of concept, process, history, experimentation, problem solving and discovery.

 

2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC: COLLAGE March 17-18, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
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EXPLORING LANDS(CAPE) WITH PATTERN & ENCAUSTIC: A WINE COUNTRY RETREAT April 16-20, Sue Stover's Studio, Graton, CA
WORKSHOP FULL! WAITLIST ONLY!
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MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC: FIBER & STRUCTURE June 27-30, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY
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EXPRESSIVE MARKS IN MIXED MEDIA September 5-8, Patricia Seggebruch Studio, Lexington, Kentucky
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**Please note that this is a non-encaustic, water media only workshop

MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC: SURFACE DESIGN & LAYERING September 24-28, Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI
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BEYOND THE BASICS ADVANCED ENCAUSTIC October 12-14, The Encaustic Center, Richardson, TX
HURRY, ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!
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BEYOND THE BASICS ADVANCED ENCAUSTIC November 8-10, Heather Laidlaw Retreats, Oakville, Ontario
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MIXED MEDIA ENCAUSTIC: TEXTURE & LAYERS December 5-8, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY
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"A great workshop in Kingston NY at R&F Paints taught by Lorraine Glessner. Brain is in overdrive, can't wait to get home and play with new ideas and techniques!!" 

-Teri Bevelaqua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved the course on so many levels. I thought the timing, the spacing of different modules, the quotes, the books, the drawings, all worked out so beautifully. I couldn't wait to get up and get working each morning and was always surprised when the day was done. Your generosity and teaching style were inspiring and I can't wait to work on a new set of skills. -Sally Hootnick

 

 

 

 

 

Your teaching approach/skills were part of the beauty of the whole week. You set a great and non-inhibiting tone in the beginning
that was helpful in allowing us to feel safe and away from lots of judgment.
— Edie Morton
I truly enjoyed you and my classmates-the support, the talent, the new ideas, the camaraderie.
— Carol Williams
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"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this past week. Your class not only opened so many possibilities for my work, but also broke down some of my self-imposed insecurities toward mark making and 2-D work. Thank you so much for creating such a supportive environment." - Kirsten Stingle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I learned many new techiques which I am thrilled about plus it was great to learn about familiar techinques done in a new way, from a different perspective. You are a great teacher and what really comes across is your love for what you do and the care you put into your art and teaching. -Rebecca Shavulsky

Kudos to you Lorraine, a great teacher: clear, positive and inspiring.
— Meg Tweedy

 
 

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