Encaustic Retreat In Ireland

presented by 

Alicia Tormey & Lora Murphy 

October 18 - 26, 2019

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Join master encaustic painters,

Alicia Tormey and Lora Murphy for the

Anam Cara: Encaustic Immersion Retreat in Ireland

​In ancient Celtic times, a person who acted as a teacher, companion, or spiritual guide was often referred to as an Anam Cara.  

Anam Cara literally translates to Soul Friend.

We are so excited to invite you to join us for this

 7-Day Encaustic

 Retreat in Ireland! 

Be prepared for a transformative and creative experience.


Your days will be full of encaustic adventures as we dive deep into back-to-back workshops with two of the encaustic world's top rated artists. 

Keeping with the nature of a true Anam Cara...each instructor will share her own high level of expertise and knowledge to help you transform your art and take your creativity to a higher level. 

In addition to concentrated time in the well equipped studio, there will also be plenty of time for lingering over home cooked meals, wandering the nearby beaches and taking in the splendor of the Irish countryside. 

Meet your instructors:

Lora Murphy & Alicia Tormey 

Lora Murphy
Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic

Classically trained as an oil painter, Lora Murphy now works primarily in Encaustic as well as mixed media. She teaches workshops on Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic at venues throughout the world and online. Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Italy, Ireland and the USA. Her studio is based at Essence of Mulranney (EOM) in Mulranney, Co Mayo, Ireland.

Alicia Tormey
Special Effects with Encaustic and Mixed Media.

[Artist Bio]


Alicia Tormey is an internationally recognized encaustic artist based out of Seattle. She is best known for her organic imagery

and inventive encaustic techniques. Alicia's work has been featured on the cover of Professional Artist Magazine and in numerous other publications including Encaustic Arts Magazine.  She has been teaching encaustic workshops and sharing her painting methods for well over a decade. 




Two instructors and two workshop experiences:

Your workshops will be split into two segments: Session “A” and Session “B”. This allows participants to have equal amounts of time with each instructor. During each Session, students will spend three consecutive workshop days with each instructor. There will be a one day break between sessions followed by another 3 day workshop with the alternate instructor. Each workshop will also have plenty of open studio time where students can pursue creative projects on their own. 


Workshop Tuition Starting at : $3800 USD

Room and Board Included

You’ll come away refreshed, inspired, and equipped with the knowledge to take your own encaustic work to an entirely new level of mastery.  

The Location:

The retreat will be located in Mulranney, County Mayo, on the West Coast of Ireland. The perfect setting for enhancing your creativity. 

What’s Included:

Your tuition fee covers:


  • 8 Nights accommodation:
    Some private rooms available for additional fee. 

  • All meals are provided for you while at the retreat location including:
    Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

  • All expenses associated with your Workshop: including six days of instruction, all materials and supplies directly related to your classes.

  • Also included: A Guided Tour and local excursions to nearby historical sites.

*Airfare and Ground Transportation are not included with your tuition.

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Our Encaustic Studio

Workshop Tuition Starting at : $3800 USD

All Inclusive

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Encaustic Retreat in Ireland:

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