Exploring Mixed Media Narratives in Photography and Encaustic



Exploring Mixed Media Narratives in Photography & Encaustic: A Teaching Collaboration with Photographer Laurie Klein

Limited to 8 participants! Sign up now!

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

$595 includes all materials (Payment of 50% of the workshop fee is due at the time of registration with the remaining 50% due on the first day of the workshop. Please contact Lorraine via email for payment details.)

Contact: Lorraine Glessner, lorigles@earthlink.net

This workshop takes the exciting combination of mixed media, encaustic and the photographic image far beyond straightforward collage to include innovative materials and mark-making techniques in which to explore narrative. During photo shoots led by Laurie, participants will create images to use as inspiration and/or starting points for a series of focus during the workshop. Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will combine and collage photographic images created during the workshop with found images, marks and texture to explore, communicate, or entertain through narrative. This workshop will cover basic encaustic techniques and collage as well as mark-making using horse hair, graphite paper and image transfer.

Where: Lorraine Glessner Studio, Rockledge, PA 19046

When: May 22-24, 10am-4pm each day

Who: Laurie Klein & Lorraine Glessner

Laurie Klein is an award-winning fine art, commercial, wedding and portrait photographer as well as educator. She is the author of “Photographing The Female Form with Digital Infrared” published by Amherst Media and Hand Coloring Black and White Photography published by Rockport Publishers. Her next book “The Art and Techniques of Digital Infrared” Amherst Media, will be published fall of 2015. Her work has been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, House Beautiful, Ladies Home Journal, Brides Magazine, Modern Bride, Ridgefield Magazine and others. Laurie has a MFA in photography from Ohio U. and BFA from RIT. She studied with Ansel Adams. Digital Silver Imaging, Kodak, Fuji, Prismacolor, White House Color , Bay Color Lab and Curtis Paper have been her sponsors. Her Images have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

A gifted photo educator for over 30 years, Laurie teaches classes and workshops both nationally and internationally. Teaching venues include: Peters Valley, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Texas School, Western CT State University, University of Bridgeport, Naugatuck Community College, Ohio University, Phillips Academy, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Marco Island Art League. WPPI, PPA, PPI. (National Convention and State Conventions.) She also holds yearly mentoring programs for high school students who are interested in photography.

Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her photography shooting almost exclusively in the arresting infrared spectrum. Her work embodies a soft passionate style that most often depicts the feminine experience, relationships and landscapes.

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 Artist Fellowship Grants in Crafts from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as well as the Yvonne Kelly Memorial Award for Mixed Media from Abington Art Center. 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.

Hotel Recommendations
Here are two hotels that I have personally stayed in, located in willow grove, which is about 20 minutes from the studio and which get pretty good reviews: Hampton Inn,1500 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA – (215) 659-3535 and Courtyard Marriot, 2350 Easton Road Route 611, Willow Grove, PA – (215) 830-0550.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that you need to cancel your workshop, please notify Lorraine at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop and your deposit will be refunded. No refunds will be available for cancellations occurring less than 30 days from the start of the workshop.

Materials Included: the following is a list of materials provided for the student

All encaustic paints, tools and equipment
3 images printed on inkjet printer
3 Practice painting panels
Graphite paper
Carbon copier

What to bring: the following is a list of materials for the student to bring to the workshop

  • Collage materials-include a little or a lot (scrap papers, threads, fabrics, natural materials, found materials, images, found objects, etc.-look around you, be a collector and use your imagination!)
  • Size 6×6 painting panels will be provided. If you prefer to work larger, you are welcome to bring larger panels.
  • Sketchbook/notebook, pencil or pen for note taking
  • Smock
  • Closed toe shoes for safety
  • scissors
  • Lunch and beverage each day
  • Digital Cameras, can be smart phones, point and shoot cameras or DSLR’s
  • Fresh batteries and memory cards
  • Laptop optional

Author: lorraineglessner

I'm a mixed media artist, workshop instructor and former assistant professor at tyler school of art in Philadelphia, PA.

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