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3- Day Encaustic Intensive

(Formerly Basics & Beyond)

Group Workshop


Alicia Tormey

June 12 - 14, 2020 - RESCHEDULED

New workshop dates:

October 14 - 16,  2020 ~ FULL

This workshop will quickly advance your skills and 

build your confidence with encaustic.

3 Days

of Encaustic Exploration

This workshop experience will:

Supercharge your creativity.

Enhance your technical skills. 


Leave you feeling inspired.

Be prepared for a transformative 

and creative experience.

This workshop is designed to give you the tools and confidence to create your own encaustic paintings and advance the way you work with this incredible

art medium. 

Quickly advance to a new skill level!


Return home energized and equipped with new knowledge and

hands-on processes that will enable you to advance in your art practice. 

What students are saying...

This was so worth it! Alicia is an amazing teacher. I felt like I got my mojo back after taking this class. 

Susan , Learn To Burn Alumni

For the first time I actually made art that I love in a workshop. Working with Alicia was so  inspiring.  

Linda, Learn To Burn Alumni

My artwork started selling after I took this workshop from Alicia. I feel lucky to have learned from such an experienced artist.

Anne, Learn To Burn Alumni

What to expect:

We will have three days of studio time together to explore, experiment, and enjoy a multitude of mark making techniques.


You will have access to my fully equipped professional encaustic studio space and I will show you my many unique approaches to working with encaustic.

Once we've covered the basics, we will move on to exploring my signature shellac burn technique as well as other mixed media methods that will allow you to enhance your artworks.


I'll teach you how to use your materials like a master and gain more control over this challenging medium.


We'll cover making your own medium, mixing colors and sourcing materials. 

All of your materials are provided.

Meet your instructor:

Alicia Tormey 


Alicia Tormey is an internationally recognized encaustic artist based out of Seattle. She is best known for her organic imagery and inventive painting techniques. Alicia's work has been featured on the cover of Professional Artist Magazine and in numerous other publications including Encaustic Arts Magazine, Studio Visit, and the Boston Globe. She has been working with this medium for over 20 years and is passionate about teaching and sharing her painting methods with students from all over the world. 

In this 3-Day Encaustic Intensive Workshop we'll cover:


🔥 How to create the perfect shellac burn. 🔥


How to prepare a smooth encaustic surface.

We'll also explore some unusual methods of mark making, image transfer, and textural techniques.

All workshop materials will be provided for you. This includes your panels, materials, encaustic paints, and access to tools and equipment.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided during workshop hours.

Students are responsible for:

Airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and all meals and activities outside of the workshop venue. 

(We'll send you our list of recommendations for lodging and restaurants once you register.)


Registration & Tuition 

Registration Details

3-Day Encaustic Intensive
June 12 - 14, 2020 RESCHEDULED

New Dates:

October 14 - 16,  2020 ~ FULL

Class Hours: 10am - 4pm
Class Size: up to 16 students
Prerequisites: All skill levels welcome!

Course Tuition:   $1,450

Materials Fee:     $240

Total:                 $1,690

See registration form for complete payment and deposit details.

A non-refundable deposit of $275 is required to reserve your workshop spot.

Deposits are 100% refundable if your workshop is cancelled.

All workshops take place in Alicia's professional encaustic studio located at:
Inscape Arts and Cultural Center
Studio 118
815 Seattle Blvd S
Seattle, WA 98134

We're here to help. 

If you have any questions,

please feel free to contact us

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