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Learn to Burn 

Encaustic  Workshops 


Alicia Tormey

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.


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 Registration Opening September 2019

These workshops will take you and your artwork to the next level.

Students have gone on to 

display their work in galleries,

exhibit in juried shows 

and increase their art sales

after implementing techniques learned in these workshops.

You are welcome here! 

Most workshops take place

in my 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 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.

Class Description / Registration / Workshop Fees

2-Day Encaustic Intensives

Once we refresh on all the basics, we'll focus in on unique painting techniques: including how to create the perfect shellac burn so you can add beautiful, organic, web-like patterns into your own artwork.


We'll have fun experimenting with mixed media and I'll guide you through any technical issues so you can overcome your challenges and truly improve your encaustic painting skills.


All workshops take place in my professional art studio located in downtown Seattle. 

Workshop Location:
Inscape Arts and Cultural Center
Studio 118
815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle WA 98134
Prerequisite: None
All skill levels welcome!
Class Size: up to 16 Students
Class Hours: 10am - 5pm

Workshop Fee:

2-Day Tuition $845

+ $125 material fee

= Total $970 


Open Workshop Dates

Last session of 2019

July  20/21 Open


"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

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 
Please be sure to select the correct workshop NAME & DATE when registering!
All classes are held in my working studio in Seattle.
Please read my Cancellation Policy and Liability Waiver below.
See you in the studio!
Four weeks notice required for cancellations.
Payments are partially refundable if notice is given 4 weeks prior to class start date. 
There is a $250.00 NON REFUNDABLE deposit required for enrollment.
A nonrefundable deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve your spot with
total balance due 6 weeks prior to your start date.


Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to class start date are NON REFUNDABLE

Four weeks notice required for cancellation.


No shows are non-refundable and non transferable.

If a workshop is canceled you will receive a full refund. Alicia Tormey Studios Inc. is not responsible for any travel related fees if your workshop is canceled.

We recommend travel insurance for your trip. 


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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