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Learn to Burn 

2020 Live Encaustic Workshops


Alicia Tormey



More information on 2020 workshop pricing, dates,

and registration will be posted September 10th, 2019

Your creative journey begins here...

Get ready for an inspiring experience in my Seattle studio where we dive into the magical art form of encaustic painting.


In these workshops I reveal my secrets of working with this versatile and ancient medium and assist you in creating your own unique and beautiful works of art. 


I can't wait to teach you how to create mesmerizing surface effects using my signature


Shellac Burn Technique

Workshop Registration Opens September 10, 2019


"Best workshop experience, period!

Alicia is such a generous and inspirational teacher."

Susan R. ~ Encaustic Artist and Learn To Burn alumni.


Take your artwork to the next level

After implementing techniques learned in my workshops,

alumni students have gone on to... 

display their work in galleries,

exhibit in juried shows,

and increase their art sales.

You are welcome here! 

All workshops take place

in my personal Seattle studio. 


"This workshop was so worth it!

In addition to being a very talented artists, Alicia is a fantastic instructor. 

I learned so much in just a few days and I would definitely take this class again. "

Emily H. ~ Encaustic Artist and Learn To Burn alumni.


What's Included in the
Learn To Burn Live Workshops...
  • How to achieve a beautiful shellac burn
  • Blowtorch techniques and safety

  • Mastering a smooth surface

  • Creating a flawless image transfer

  • Incorporating mixed media

  • Unusual approaches to mark making

  • How to make your own medium

  • Resources for materials

  • Safe studio practices 

  • Working with color and composition

  • Access to private alumni Facebook group

  • ...and so much more. 


"Learning from Alicia gave me the confidence

I needed to put my artwork out into the world!

Jennifer M. ~ Encaustic Artist and Learn To Burn alumni.


Join me in the studio...

and start creating your own beautiful artworks in encaustic.

Registration and Workshop Fees Coming Soon

Workshops offered in 2020:

  • Encaustic Basics and Beyond

  • 5-Day Immersion Experience

  • Working Large with Encaustic

All Workshops are Located at:

Inscape Arts and Cultural Center
Studio 118
815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134


"I loved this workshop!

I haven't seen anyone else's methods even come close to what Alicia is doing with encaustic."

Julie B. ~ Encaustic Artist and Learn To Burn alumni.


WS Dates
Registration Opens September 10, 2019

What to do if your preferred workshop is full:

If the workshop you select is full, we will add your name to our waitlist and notify you if a spot opens up!

We regularly have seats open up... so go ahead and register and we'll let you know if a space becomes available for you! 


You may also wish to consider another workshop option...

Return to Workshop Portal Page to see all offerings!


"I can't believe how many valuable tips I learned in this workshop!

Even after working with encaustic for several years, this workshop was a game changer for me! "

Linda V. ~ Encaustic Artist and Learn To Burn alumni.



Have questions about live workshops?

Check out the FAQs here!

There's always a space for you in the Online Class
All live classes are held in my professional art studio in Seattle.
Please read my Cancellation Policy and Liability Waiver below.
See you in the studio!

Participants will receive a refund of all payments collected to date including any non-refundables if a workshop is cancelled by Alicia Tormey Studios, INC. Alicia Tormey Studios, INC. is NOT liable for any additional expenses incurred, including, but not limited to; airfare, transportation, accommodations, etc., if the workshop is cancelled for any reason.


Cancellations made more than 8 weeks prior to workshop start date will result in a refund of payments collected to date, less the non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations made within 8 weeks of the workshop start date are 100% non-refundable. A 50% refund of total payments collected to date, less the non-refundable deposit, may be issued if the space can be filled by an alternate student. This refund would be issued 30 days after full payment has been processed from the alternate student. 




A non-refundable deposit is due within 2 business days of invoicing in order to complete registration and confirm your spot. 

50% of remaining tuition balance is due 16 weeks prior to workshop start date.

Total tuition balance is due 8 weeks prior to workshop start date on the due date provided on this invoice.


Upon submitting payment, you hold Alicia Tormey Studios, INC. free from any liability in the event of loss or accidental injury.

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