Encaustic Explorations

Artist Retreat In Ireland

presented by 
Alicia Tormey & Lora Murphy 
August 18 - 27, 2023

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Join master encaustic painters,

Alicia Tormey and Lora Murphy for the

Encaustic Explorations Retreat in Ireland

We are so excited to invite you to join us for this

 8-Day Encaustic

 Retreat in Ireland! 

Be prepared for a transformative and creative experience.

 

Your days will be full of encaustic adventures as we dive deep into back-to-back workshops with two of the encaustic world's top rated artists. 

Each instructor will share her own high level of expertise and knowledge to help you transform your art and elevate your creativity. 

In addition to concentrated time in the well equipped studios, there will also be plenty of time for lingering over meals, wandering the nearby landscape and taking in the splendor of the Irish countryside. 

Meet your instructors:

Lora Murphy & Alicia Tormey 

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Classically trained as an oil painter, Lora Murphy now works primarily in Encaustic as well as mixed media. She teaches workshops on Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic at venues throughout the world and online. Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Italy, Ireland and the USA. Her studio is based at Essence of Mulranney (EOM) in Mulranney, Co Mayo, Ireland.

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Alicia Tormey
Special Effects with Encaustic and Mixed Media.

[Artist Bio]

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Alicia Tormey is an internationally recognized encaustic artist based out of Seattle. She is best known for her organic imagery

and inventive encaustic techniques. Alicia's work has been featured on the cover of Professional Artist Magazine and in numerous other publications including Encaustic Arts Magazine.  She has been teaching encaustic workshops and sharing her painting methods for well over a decade. 

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Your Workshop
with
Lora Murphy

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Painting in the Land of heart's desire

Inspired by the exquisite work of Harry Clark, Ireland’s most beloved stained glass Artist and Jim Fitzpatrick, Painter and illustrator, best known for his elaborately detailed Celtic work, we will draw on the spirit of Art Noveau to create amazing and complex figurative works in this brand new class.

Whether you are an experienced painter or this is your first foray into encaustic and figure, you will love this class.We are going to spend three days in our light filled workshop here in the Burren College of Art, collaging, painting and creating. 

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We begin with building luscious backgrounds using unique ephemera from antique bookshops, old book covers, maps and letters plus scrapbook and tissue paper prints of your own work or inspiration and monoprints of gorgeous  local botanicals and celtic knots

 

You will learn the beauty of transparent glazes and rich opaque swathes of colour that make your artwork sing! Stamping, found objects, collaging and painting, we will add 3 D elements and encaustic paint  to build a story of ancient Ireland!

We will continue mark making,  carving and scratching into the surface  with tools and knives creating wonderful dimension and texture. After that we move on to colour, creating luminous beeswax and paint layers. Scraping back previous layers allows the beauty of the underpainting to peek through. Fusing with a torch allows a play of wax and colours that results in gorgeous swathes and swirls that would be impossible to create any other way.

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Your Workshop
with
Alicia Tormey

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Whether you are an experienced painter or this is your first foray into encaustic and figure, you will love this class.We are going to spend three days in our light filled workshop here in the Burren College of Art, collaging, painting and creating. 

Whether you are an experienced painter or this is your first foray into encaustic and figure, you will love this class.We are going to spend three days in our light filled workshop here in the Burren College of Art, collaging, painting and creating. 

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ENCauSTIC

WORKSHOPS

Two instructors and two workshop experiences:

Your workshops will be split into two segments: Session “A” and Session “B”. This allows participants to have equal amounts of time with each instructor. During each Session, students will spend three consecutive workshop days with each instructor. There will be a one day break between sessions followed by another 3 day workshop with the alternate instructor. Each workshop will also have plenty of open studio time where students can pursue creative projects on their own. 

 

Workshop Tuition Starting at : $3800 USD

Room and Board Included

You’ll come away refreshed, inspired, and equipped with the knowledge to take your own encaustic work to an entirely new level of mastery.  

The Location:

The retreat will be located in Mulranney, County Mayo, on the West Coast of Ireland. The perfect setting for enhancing your creativity. 

What’s Included:

Your tuition fee covers:

 

  • 8 Nights accommodation:
    Some private rooms available for additional fee. 
     

  • All meals are provided for you while at the retreat location including:
    Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
     

  • All expenses associated with your Workshop: including six days of instruction, all materials and supplies directly related to your classes.
     

  • Also included: A Guided Tour and local excursions to nearby historical sites.
     

*Airfare and Ground Transportation are not included with your tuition.

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Our Encaustic Studio

Workshop Tuition Starting at : $3800 USD

All Inclusive

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