The Learn To Burn online course includes... 

Encaustic Painting Online

with Alicia Tormey 


Learn the basics of encaustic painting online
in this robust course. Includes over nine hours of video instruction on prepping panels, color composition, and my signature shellac
burn technique.


The much awaited shellac burn course is now online! If you already know the basics of encaustic but want to learn more about how
to execute my signature shellac burn, this
course is for you!

The Learn To Burn online courses include... 

🔥 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 these courses: 

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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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 20 years of encaustic painting.  

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.

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