Jen Crossley is an Australian mixed-media artist and highly sought-after instructor. Her art is truly unique, incorporating found objects, vintage ephemera, etched metal, resin, and more. With a true eye for detail and the ability to see past a rusty bit of metal, Jen is able to create assemblage pieces, tiny books, and stunning jewellery from this assortment of pieces she collects.
“Teaching is my passion. I have been doing it now for 20 years, thirteen 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 as 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”.
I was asked to film four DVD’s for Interweave 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.”