Out of the Box Workshop


A Workshop Exploring Mixed Media Narratives in Clay and Encaustic

with Lorraine Glessner and Kirsten Stingle

May 30th -- June 1, 10am-4pm each day
Kirsten Stingle's Studio, Alpharetta, GA
$550 + $40 Materials fee
Limited to 6 participants!  Sign up now!
Contact: Kirsten Stingle, kirsten@kirstenstingle.com

This workshop takes the exciting combination of mixed media, encaustic and clay far beyond straightforward collage to include innovative materials and mark-making techniques in which to explore storytelling. Participants are encouraged to step out of their current comfort zone by a series of thought provoking exercises designed to increase their narrative vocabulary. Participants will create, respond to, and utilize a variety of styles and media and learn to integrate this new information either in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional format.  This workshop will cover basic figurative ceramic hand-building and encaustic techniques, as well as mold making, and mark-making using horse hair, branding (creating marks and patterns with fire, heated metal tools and objects) and stitch.

Materials Included: the following is a list of materials provided for the student
All encaustic paints, tools and equipment
Practice painting panels
Graphite paper
Branding tools
Sewing needle and thread
Clay (but students should feel free to bring their own small ceramic objects to work with)
Mold making materials
Basic hand-building tools

What to bring: the following is a list of materials for the student to bring to the workshop
Shadow box OR deep cradled panel
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!)
Sketchbook, pencil or pen
Closed toe shoes for safety
Small ceramic pieces or tiles

Payment of 50% of the workshop fee is due at the time of registration with the remaining 50% as well as the materials fee due on the first day of the workshop.  Contact Kirsten Stingle for registration at kirsten@kirstenstingle.com.

In the event that you need to cancel your workshop, please notify Kirsten at least 30 days prior to the first day of class and your deposit will be refunded. No refunds will be available for cancellations 30 days of the workshop.

Kirsten has participated in various national and international figurative ceramics exhibitions, including the Harn Museum’s “Alchemy, from Dust to Form: Contemporary Figurative Ceramics” and Barton College of Art’s “Contemporary Figurative Ceramics Invitational.” She had a dual exhibition at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in 2013 and will be part of the Emerging Artists Exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA in 2014. Kirsten has received numerous juror awards including Best in Ceramics and Best in Sculpture and is part of the permanent collections of the Kapp Foundation and Cafesjian Foundation.

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 a solo show at Abington Art Center, Abington, Pennsylvania, a 2-person show at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia and group exhibitions at James Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York and Gallery One, Nashville, Tennessee. Her work is included in the recently released DVD, In the Encaustic Studio by Michelle Belto, 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.