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Encaustic Deep Dive
Artist Retreats

With Alicia Tormey

2024 Sessions
June 10-14  &  Oct 14-18
Sun Valley, Idaho

Encaustic Deep Dive

You are invited into my private studio in Sun Valley, Idaho, to explore the endless possibilities of encaustic.

Over the course of this workshop we will work together to create multiple works of art using encaustic and mixed media.

Kick start your creativity and elevate your art-making in this immersive deep dive into working with this versatile wax-based painting medium. I will introduce you to some unconventional approaches to working with encaustic as I guide you through my own techniques and creative process.


2024 Spring & Fall Retreats

These creative workshops take place in my home and private studio space that is nestled in the foothills of the Northern Rockies. World renowned Sun Valley resort is less than 30 minutes away and offers shopping, dining and resort amenities. 

Come see my private Idaho and be surrounded by a majestic mountain landscape as we create in the studio. In the evenings... we'll break bread together and share stories as we forge new friendships and explore creative ideas.

2024 Retreat Dates:

  • Spring - June 10 - 14

  • Fall - Oct 14 - 18

Encaustic Deep Dive


Student Lodging
(included with your tuition)

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Private & Shared Accomodations available

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Space to Relax


Spaces to Gather

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Space to Create


Places to Discover

Encaustic Deep Dive
Retreat Schedule

Tentative Schedule subject to change

Day 1:

Arrival Day

Welcome Reception & Group Dinner

Students check-in at the Lodge after 4pm. Early arrivals meet at Alicia's Studio for snacks and beverages. After getting settled at the lodge we gather for a little bubbly followed by a group dinner

Day 2:



9:30am - 4:30pm

12pm Lunch

4:30 Happy Hour

5:30 Return to Lodge

7pm Group Dinner

Relax & Chill by the fire or the indoor pool

Day 3:



9:30am - 4:30pm

12pm Lunch Break

4:30 Happy Hour

5:30 Return to Lodge

7pm Dinner @ Lodge

Day 4:



9:30am - 4:30pm

12pm Lunch Break

6pm Student Art Review /Happy Hour

7Pm Dinner at Alicia's 

Fireside Chat Q&A

Day 5:

Farewell Group Breakfast

10am Lodge Check Out


What students are saying:

"In addition to being a very talented
artists, Alicia is a fantastic instructor. 

I learned so much from her and I would definitely take  one of her classes again." 

Emily H. ~

Artist & Encaustic Student.

"Learning from Alicia gave me the confidence to pursue my dream of being an artist !

Jennifer M.

Artist & Encaustic Student.

"I can't believe how many valuable tips I learned from Alicia! Even after working with encaustic for several years, her classes have been a game changer. "

Linda V. ~ Artist & Encaustic Student.

Meet your instructor:
Alicia Tormey 

Hello my creative friend.

I have been a professional artist for well over three decades and I have been working with encaustic since 1998. During this time I have pioneered many painting techniques that I am excited to share with you.


I look forward to welcoming you into my art studio and creating some encaustic magic together.


Encaustic Deep Dive
Artist Retreats


Deep Dive reg form

Tuition for this retreat ranges from

$4550 to $4986

(depending on your room preferences)

Includes: Meals, lodging, workshops, art materials and limited ground transportation.

A deposit of $1200 is required at registration 

Private Room w/Private Bath


Tuition Price$4986


Deposit of $1200

Plus 2 Payments of $1893 

Private Room w/Shared Bath


Tuition Price$4850


Deposit of $1200

Plus 2 Payments of $1825 

Shared Room w/Shared Bath


Tuition Price$4650


Deposit of $1200

Plus 2 Payments of $1725




Tuition Price$4550


Deposit of $1200

Plus 2 Payments of $1675

A deposit of $1200 is due at registration and will be applied to your total tuition.


50% of your deposit ($600) is


See full terms here 

NOTE: We will do our best to accommodate your lodging requests but can not guarantee availability. Private rooms with private baths are limited and will be booked on a first come basis. 

Tuition includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation: 
    Private Room/Private Bath  $4986
    Private Room/Shared Bath $4850
    Shared Room/Shared Bath $4650 

   *Without Lodging $4550

  • Delicious healthy meals while at the retreat location including: Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

  • Workshop Supplies: encaustic paints, panels and supplies with 3 days of studio instruction.

  • Transportation is provided daily between the lodge and Alicia's encaustic studio.

    *Contact me here for nearby lodging options if you choose to book your own accommodations.

    All prices are posted in US Dollars
    *Airfare and additional expenses not included with your tuition.

Encaustic Deep Dive
SPRING 2024 Artist Retreat Registration
June 10 - 14, 2024
Select Room Choice

Your deposit of $1200 is due at registration.


Remaining balance due at registration.

*If you're registering after May 20th, your full tuition will be due after registering. You will receive an email with a payment link once we've received your deposit.

Thanks for registering. See you there!

This form no longer accepts submissions.

Encaustic Deep Dive
FALL 2024
Artist Retreat Registration
Oct 14 - 18, 2024

This retreat is currently full.

Spaces available in the

Spring Deep Dive Retreat.

Register with the Spring Retreat Form

Thanks for joining the Waitlist! I will contact you if a spot open up!

This retreat is offered in the SUMMER and FALL of 2024. 
Select the corresponding registration form when enrolling


Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page


Encaustic Deep Dive
Artist Retreats

Cancellation Policy & Terms Of Agreement

Thank you for your interest in attending this Artist Retreat hosted by Alicia Tormey Studio, LLC. Please read the Registration & Cancellation Policy carefully. 


Partially Refundable Deposit:

Your deposit of $1200 is due at time of registration to secure your spot if a space is available. 50% of your initial $1200 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event of a cancellation, the refundable portion of your deposit, $600, will be issued back to you via the same payment method used to submit your deposit.​


Tuition Balance

Your tuition is paid in installments beginning with your initial deposit of $1200 followed by two equal payments of your balance due. Please refer to the Payments Due and Payment Schedule on your registration form at checkout.


Student Cancellations: 

Cancelations must be made within 60 days prior to your retreat start date to be eligible for a refund, less the $600 non refundable portion of your deposit. No refunds will be issued for cancelations made after the 60 day deadline. Cancellations must be submitted via email to before the 60 day deadline to be eligible for a partial refund.


Late Cancelations: Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat are not refundable.





If your workshop is cancelled by Alicia Tormey Studios LLC for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund of all tuition payments you have paid to date, including any non-refundable portions. Alicia Tormey Studios, LLC is not liable for any additional expenses incurred, including, but not limited to; airfare, transportation and accommodations, if your retreat is cancelled for any reason.


Failure to pay your tuition fees by the dates specified may result in a forfeiture of your enrollment and refund eligibility.


Upon submitting payment, you hold Alicia Tormey Studios, LLC. free from any liability in the event of loss or accidental injury.

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