Jen Crossley

mixed-media artist


Teaching is my passion. I have been doing it now for 25 years – 15 years of which have been spent teaching mixed media techniques. Seven years ago I achieved my dream of teaching in the United States, and have gone on to teach at art retreats such as the CREATE Mixed Media Retreat, Art Is You, Art & Soul, Artiscape, and Vivi Magoo’s Art Retreat at The Prairie. Over this time I have featured in many magazines including Somerset Studio, BelleAmore Jewelry, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Australian Stamping and Papercraft. In literature, I was featured in “The Guilded Journey” by Anne Freund and Cynthia Shaffer, and was chosen one of only three Australian artists to feature in Seth Apter’s book “The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed”.

Another highlight for me was when I was asked to film four DVD’s for Cloth Paper Scissors featuring my more popular classes. I have also instructed for many additional webinars and online classes, and served on the ICE Resin design team for two years which also involved many online demonstrations of my techniques. I’ve been praised for appealing to both beginners and advanced students, giving clear and concise instructions, and making techniques look easy which in turn, provides my students with the confidence to go forward in their creative processes.