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Learn to Burn 

Encaustic  Workshops 


Alicia Tormey

Your creative journey begins here...

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


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


In my workshops you will also learn how to create mesmerizing surface effects using my signature

Shellac Burn Technique.


"Best workshop experience, period!

Alicia is such a generous and inspirational teacher."

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


Workshops 2024
See the full class line up here>>>

Take your artwork to the next level.
After implementing techniques learned in these workshops... many students have gone on to: 
exhibit work in galleries,
get featured in juried shows 
increase art sales and commissions


You are welcome here! 

Most workshops take place

in my Sun Valley, Idaho 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 two 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 Workshops...
  • How to achieve a beautiful shellac burn
  • Mastering a smooth surface

  • Creating a flawless image transfer

  • Blowtorch techniques and safety

  • Incorporating mixed media

  • Unusual approaches to mark making

  • How to make your own medium

  • Resources for materials

  • Access to private Facebook group

  • Safe studio practices 

  • ...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.


"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.


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"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.


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