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The Learn To Burn online course includes... 

Encaustic Painting Online

with Alicia Tormey 

Get ready to transform your art making experience to a whole new level. 

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Hello there friend and welcome!

Are you curious about encaustic?


Perhaps you already have some experience with this wax-based medium and you're ready for something more? 


Learn To Burn is a step-by-step online course that takes you through the process of creating and working with encaustic. 


You will rapidly advance your technical skills so you can focus on creating your artworks... instead of wasting valuable time troubleshooting your way through the process.


In the Learn To Burn course I've included my signature techniques so you can create your own beautiful artworks in this versatile wax-based medium.

In case we haven't met by name is

Alicia Tormey. I'm an educator and artist who's been working with encaustic for the past 27 years.


I know how challenging this medium can be so I created this course to help you bypass those hurdles and avoid the common mistakes that can leave you feeling frustrated and defeated.

Thanks to Alicia's course, I'm finally able to get the results I've been trying to achieve for years. This online course really helped me get my groove back.



Linda D. ~ Learn To Burn Alumni

If you're tired of the trial-and-error method and you're ready to start making your artwork...

enroll in the Learn To Burn course today.

The Learn To Burn Online Course will teach you how to:

  • Rapidly advance your skill set.

  • Create a flawless Shellac Burn effect.

  • Produce artworks that stand out.

  • Increase your level of control over materials. 

  • Achieve your creative goals.

  • Create beautiful surface effects.

  • Advance your art making techniques.

  • Enhance your current creative work. 

  • Increase your artistic confidence. 


This course delivers all the detailed information and resources of Alicia's Live Workshops with the ease and convenience of an online class.

"This course was a complete

game changer for me as an artist."

"Alicia is such a generous and talented teacher. I got so much new information from this course and immediately saw an improvement in my work."


Maria B ~ Learn To Burn Alumni 

The Learn To Burn online course includes... 

🔥 Over 50 HD videos shot on location in Alicia's studio

🔥Printable and Downloadable Course Resources

🔥Access to the Private Facebook Group

🔥Studio Hours: Submit your questions directly to Alicia

🔥Lifetime Access to your course content

Techniques featured in this course: 

Shellac Burn Effects

You'll learn how to properly work with shellac to create beautiful weblike patterns in your encaustic paintings. The shellac burn technique is one of the most extensive segments of this online course and we go deep into this topic to cover all the nuances of incorporating shellac into your artworks.  

Mastering Your Torch

Overcome your inhibitions of working with a blowtorch and take your work to the next level. We cover safety and proper handling so you can burn with confidence. I'll show you how to maximize the performance of your torch 

How to Create a Smooth Surface.

I show you every step required to create a creamy smooth surface so you can move on to techniques that work best when your painting is free of bumps and texture.

Making Encaustic Paint

In this course I share with you my perfect recipe to prepare your own batch of encaustic medium made from scratch and how to turn that medium into colored encaustic paint. 

Flawless Image Transfer

This non-toxic Photocopy Transfer segment is full of useful  tips to help you achieve flawless image transfers allowing you to incorporate design and photographic elements into your work. 

Additional Chapters Include:

Studio Set Up
Choosing a Color Palette
Working with Color
Mark-making Techniques
and more...
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Encaustic Painting Online

with Alicia Tormey



Lifetime Access To Your Course Content! 

You have full access to the entire course contents any time you wish. As long as our website servers are up and running you will be able to log on and view the online content. 


While there is no substitute for live, in-person instruction, this course was created to be the next best thing. So if you can't make it to Alicia's Studio, you can still join her as she guides you through the methods that she has developed over her nearly 20 years of encaustic painting.


Alicia's Live Workshops are hugely sought after and often sold out... but now you can access her workshop content anytime with no expiration date!*  


*Be sure to check out our F A Q's below for more insights about this course!

You get the same in-depth information shared in the Live Studio Workshops with no need to travel.


Most students regard the course tuition as an educational investment in their own art practice that is quickly regained in the form of saved time and fewer wasted materials. Results may vary... but many of Alicia's students have gone on to exhibit and sell their own work after taking her courses. Even experienced encaustic painters come away from her workshops with new insights and fresh inspiration to elevate their own work.


We would love to meet you in person... but we understand that it 's just not possible for everyone to travel to the Live events so Alicia packed all the encaustic training that she shares in her in-person Workshops into this online course just for you. 


Frequently Asked Questions

About the Learn To Burn E-course 

E-course FAQs

Here's a Q&A list to help clarify some common questions about the Learn To Burn e-course.

If you don't find your answers here, please send us an email and we'll help you sort it out.

When will the Learn To Burn e-course be available for purchase?

The Learn to Burn e-course is available now!!

Click here to enroll! 

When does the class start?

As soon as you register and submit your payment you will have immediate  access to the entire course contents.This online class is structured as an on-demand learning experience so that you can review the materials at a pace that is right for you.

Is enrollment limited?

Enrollment for this course is open and you may register at anytime. There is no limit to the number of students who may join this course. 

How long will this course be made available?

This course will be available to you for the foreseeable future. Once you purchase the course, you will have lifetime access to the contents. As long as our servers remain up and running the course will be too. 

Do I need to have experience with encaustic to take this e-course?

You do not need to have any experience with encaustic painting in order to take this course. We recommend reviewing all of the course content before you begin your own encaustic journey. 

What's Included in the Learn To Burn E-Course?

The course contains over 50 HD videos all professionally filmed in Alicia's studio along with Resources and PDFs for each chapter. Click here to see the full curriculum.

How much does the e-course cost?

The tuition for this online course is $389.00

Can I pay in installments?

Right now for a limited time you may pay your tuition in 3 monthly installments of $145. We accept all major credit cards for payment.

Can I give this course as a gift?

Yes. Contact us here if you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate.

How long will I have access to the course?

You have lifetime access to the course materials, as long as our website servers remain up and running. 

How do I register?

You can register by clicking the"Enroll Here", "Purchase Course", or "Sign Me Up" buttons on the e-course portal pages.

What materials do I need for this course?

Click here to view the Materials & Equipment list. Before you gather your tools and materials, we recommend viewing the course content. It's best to have a general overview before embarking on your encaustic journey.


Can I ask Alicia questions during the course?

Yes, you may submit questions to Alicia directly. While not always able to respond in person... Alicia will regularly post answers to student questions in the 'Answer Vault' and periodically post a video Q&A session on her blog and in the private Facebook group for students.

I have some experience with encaustic. Is this class too basic for me?

Throughout this course Alicia shares her knowledge and unique insights that even experienced painters find valuable in building their own art practice. This course thoroughly covers Alicia's unique approach to the basics before moving on to techniques like the shellac burn. You'll have full access to all of the materials once you purchase the course and can advance to the chapters that interest you.

I'm only interested in a few specific techniques. Do I need to purchase the entire course?

There is a new mini Shellac Burn course available now. I just released a smaller version of the Learn To Burn course that only contains the modules and chapters that focus on the Shellac Burn portions of the full Learn To Burn course. If you already know how to apply encaustic paint, can create a smooth working surface and you are familiar with handling a blowtorch...this new mini course may be the choice for you, Check out both courses here: Learn To Burn


How do I know if this course is for me?

This course is for you if you wish to:

 ... understand encaustic on a deeper level

 ... improve your overall technical skills

 ... learn to create a successful shellac burn

 ... stop all the troubleshooting and are ready to create 

 ... present your work with professional standards

 ... feel confident using a torch with your work

 ... get inspired to create with encaustic

 ... curious about Alicia's painting techniques

 ... connect with a global tribe of encaustic artists


Does this course include how to create the lace-like web patterns that I see in Alicia's Work? 

Yes... this patterning is created using Alicia's signature shellac burn technique that she pioneered over 20 years ago. Several in-depth sessions are dedicated to helping you perfect your own shellac effects.


Does this course include how to create in Alicia's botanical style?

All of the methods taught in this course are what Alicia uses when creating her signature floral works. However, this course does not specifically feature Alicia's botanical art. This course is focused on "HOW" to paint with encaustic and incorporate a Shellac Burn into your artwork. The subject matter is entirely of your choosing.


Is there a refund policy?

We've done our best to present the course contents to you in such a way that you know what to expect from the class. We provide a detailed course description, access to the table of contents and offer several free preview chapters. We've done all of this, so that you can make a very well informed choice when you purchase this course. Due to the digital nature of this e-course and the immediate access provided to all of the course content at time of purchase we do not offer refunds.


Still have a question about the online course?

We are here to answer any further questions you may have regarding enrollment in the e-course. Contact the studio here

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