Lorraine Glessner: Exploring Landscape Through Encaustic and The Mark | July 12-16, 2020

Lorraine Glessner: Exploring Landscape Through Encaustic and The Mark | July 12-16, 2020

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Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will experiment with innovative materials, drawing and marks to depict the spirit and essence of the land.

Check In: Sunday, July 12th, 2020 | Check Out: Thursday, July 16th, 2020
Tuition + Meals: $1,025 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,525 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,945 per person

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A 5.5% tax on tuition/meals will be added to the retreat rates displayed online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration fees. Guests making a deposit online will receive follow-up written communication showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

Full payment of any remaining fees is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. New registrations made less than 60 days prior to the retreat start date will require full payment of all retreat related registration fees.

Do you have a companion who would like to join you for the Bayfield experience without attending the educational components?. Companion Rates are available for one companion over the age of 18 and one per registered retreat participant. Companion rates entitle the companion to lodging, all retreat package meals, and use of Wild Rice Retreat facilities.


The mark of nature combined with encaustic painting creates timeless works which reference memory, change and time. Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will experiment with innovative materials, drawing and marks to depict the spirit and essence of the land.

Daily journaling, meditation, readings and expressive mark-making exercises along with leisurely walks exploring the lush, verdant areas and trails at Wild Rice Retreat provides the inspiration for which to develop ideas for series based work while also developing your personal artistic voice.

Through listening, mapping, touching, collecting and communing with nature through all of the senses, our body's connection and its direct relationship to landscape is explored and experienced.

**Please note that participants should be prepared to spend time outside as well as in the studio. In the event that participants are unable to take part in the workshop walks, participants are welcome to opt out and alternative outdoor creative exercises will be provided.


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Participants should bring:

  • Sketchbook or drawing paper and drawing media of your choice

  • Closed toe shoes for safety in the studio

  • 2-4 actual OR images of your work, digital prints or phone/iPad sharing is fine

  • 1 lb encaustic medium from any company (containers provided)

  • Various materials for collage (fabric, papers, magazine images, photographs, etc.)

  • Any small sharp-ended tool for incising/writing/drawing into the wax

  • 6 to 8 wooden painting panels (your preference of 8x8 or 10x10, but no larger or smaller, please.)

  • (Your preference if you want to gesso, but nothing coated in acrylic or acrylic gesso!!)

  • 5 to 8 hake or hog & #39;s bristle natural hair brushes in 1-2 inch sizes for encaustic painting (1 brush will be designated your medium brush, so it must be free of color if you are bringing used brushes)

  • Any tool or material for any technique that you normally employ while working with encaustic

  • A package of razor blades or clay scraper

  • Your favorite art book to share with the class


  • Smock

  • Iwatani torch with extra canisters

  • Razor blade holder

  • Basic encaustic colors will be provided, however if you prefer working with certain colors, please bring them with you. (containers provided)

Outdoor equipment recommendations:

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Small backpack

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Hat

  • Water bottle

  • Digital camera or smart phone or point and shoot camera or DSLR

  • Bag for collecting found materials

$50 supply fee is included in the class tuition, which includes:

  • Paraffin for brush cleaning

  • Heated encaustic tools and irons

  • Extra drawing paper

  • Parchment paper

  • Encaustic paint

  • Iwatani torch

  • Stencils

  • Horse hair

  • Sumi ink and other misc. drawing media

  • Misc. drawing papers

  • Extra encaustic brushes

  • Limited variety of paint sticks

  • Tracing paper

  • Extra razor blades

  • Pans and cups for paint and medium

  • Double sided scraper tools

  • Extra encaustic medium

  • Teacher demo materials

  • Mixed media for drawing

  • Misc. encaustic tools

  • A variety of pigment sticks

  • Needle/thread for hand stitch


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 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. 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.

contact // lorraineglessnerstudio@gmail.com
web // www.lorraineglessner.net
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Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.