Alternative Methods & Materials in Encaustic: Exploring Line with Lorraine Glessner

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Alternative Methods & Materials in Encaustic: Exploring Line with Lorraine Glessner

480.00

May 30 & 31
Tuesday & Wednesday
10am - 4pm

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May 30 & 31
Tuesday & Wednesday
10am - 4pm

An additional materials fee of $45 will be due on or before the first day of class.

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 will explore 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 on water soluble stabilizer. The workshop begins with a comprehensive exercise involving composition generation, which will result in several compositions from which to explore these new techniques. Considerations of the use of the grid as a conceptual as well as compositional tool will also be discussed. Most materials and a sewing machine will be included for class use.  
 


Lorraine Glessner received an MFA in Fibers from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, where she is currently an Assistant Professor in the Fibers and Material Studies Department. Lorraine also holds a BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia University and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Graphics from Moore College of Art and Design. Recent awards include two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Individual Creative Artist Fellowship Grant in Crafts, the Anne K Allison Award, Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Yvonne Kelly Memorial Award for Mixed Media, Abington, Pennsylvania. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York and House Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a 2-person show at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia. Recent group exhibitions include James Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey and Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware. Her work is included in the recently released Encaustic Works: Nuance, curated by Michelle Stuart, Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility by Daniella Woolf and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art With Wax by Lissa Rankin. Lorraine lectures, teaches, exhibits her work nationally and maintains a studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.