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Master encaustic painters,

Alicia Tormey Lora Murphy

team up to bring you this exclusive 

Encaustic Artist Retreat

August 19 - 27, 2023

Artist Retreat In Ireland

Encaustic Explorations

Tuition for this retreat is $5600 USD and includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation:
    Shared room
    s with ensuite bath

  • 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 workshop materials and supplies directly related to your classes.

  • Guided Excursion Tour to nearby historical sites.

  • Ground transportation to and from the Burren campus and the Galway train station. 

*Airfare and additional expenses not included with your tuition.

Please Note:

Total tuition for this retreat is $5600.

A nonrefundable deposit of $600 and the first installment of $2500 are required at time of registration.

The remaining balance of $2500 due on or before May 15, 2023.

Upon submitting payment you agree to our Cancellation and Terms policy>>.

Retreat Schedule
August 19 - 27, 2023
Tentative Schedule subject to change

Day 1:

Arrival Day / Welcome Dinner

We will greet you at the Galway train station at a specified time and deliver you to the Burren College of Art campus. You will have some time to get settled in before we all gather at the on-site castle for a little bubbly and welcome dinner

Day 4:

Workshops /

Session "A" concludes

Workshop Studio Day

Group Dinner

Special Evening Entertainment

Day 7:

Workshops /

Session "B" continues

Workshop / studio day

Group Dinner 

Evening Entertainment

Day 2:

Workshops /

Session "A" Begins

Students will gather in the studio with their assigned instructor, either Lora or Alicia, for the start of Session “A”.

Workshops are conducted from 9:30am to 4pm with a mid-day break for lunch in the campus cafe.

Group dinner followed by a quiet evening to reflect

Day 5:

Day Trip / Excursion 

We'll spend the day gathering inspiration on a group excursion to regional sites and historical ruins.

Group Dinner back at the Burren followed by a

Quiet evening to relax

Day 8:

Workshops /

Session "B" Concludes

Workshop / studio day

We will celebrate our final evening together with a BBQ Dinner on the patio,

Live local musicians and a

Student Gallery Show & Tell

Day 3:

Workshops /

Session "A" continues

Workshop Day

Group Dinner Excursion to Ballyvaughan village

Day 6:

Workshops /

Session "B" Begins

Students will gather in the studio with their alternate instructor, either Lora or Alicia, for the start of Session “B” workshops

Group Dinner 

Evening Entertainment

Day 9:

Departure Day

Farewell Breakfast

Ground transport to Galway train station provided

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page

Encaustic Explorations
Artist Retreats

Cancellation Policy & Terms Of Agreement

Your non-refundable deposit of $600.00 is due at registration to guarantee your enrollment in this retreat if a space is available. ​ Participants will receive a 100% refund of all payments collected to date including any non-refundables if a workshop is cancelled by the hosts:  Alicia Tormey Studios, INC.  and/or Essence Of Mulranny Studios. Alicia Tormey Studios, INC.& Essence Of Mulranny Studios are not liable for any additional expenses incurred, including, but not limited to; airfare, transportation, accommodations, etc., if the retreat is cancelled for any reason. Student Cancellations:  Students will be refunded all tuition payments less the $600 nonrefundable deposit and a $49 admin fee if a cancellation is submitted in writing on or before May 15, 2023. Cancellations that occur after this date are nonrefundable and non transferable. ​A 50% refund of total payments collected, less the non-refundable deposit, may be issued if your space can be filled by an alternate student. Refunds are issued 30 days after full payment has been processed from the alternate student.  NO-SHOWS are 100% NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. Total tuition for this retreat is $5600. A $600 nonrefundable deposit is due at registration. A second installment of $2500 is due by February 15, 2023 with the remaining balance of $2500 due on or before May 15, 2023. 100% of any remaining tuition balance is due no later than May 15, 2023. Failure to pay your tuition fees by the due dates specified may result in a forfeiture of your enrollment. Upon submitting payment, you hold Alicia Tormey Studios, INC. & Essence Of Mulranny Studios free from any liability in the event of loss or accidental injury.

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