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Wild Blooms Artist Retreat

With Alicia Tormey

Sept 22-26, 2024
Sun Valley, Idaho

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Wild Blooms in the Wild West

Join me in the studio and unleash your creativity in this exciting live workshop focused on making beautiful, organic botanical paintings with encaustic and mixed media.


In this all inclusive live workshop…
you will learn how to work with encaustic, shellac and ink to create a small series of botanical paintings.

As we work together in the studio, I share all my secrets and reveal my step-by-step processes for developing compelling and unique floral forms and abstracted botanical designs.

Topics covered include: Working With Color, Getting Smooth Surfaces, Making Paint, Principles of Composition, Materials & Tools, Studio Safety and Supply Resources.


Wild Blooms Retrea

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:

FALL - September  22 - 26


Meals & Lodging Included
Available Room Booking Options:

  • Private

  • Semi-Private 

  • Shared Rooms


Private Room / Private Bath


Semi-Private / Shared Bath

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Shared Room / Shared Bath

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Space to Relax

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Space to gather...

...make connections


... a place to create


...and places to Discover

Wild Blooms
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 at the Lodge 

Day 4:



9:30am - 5:30pm

12pm Lunch Break

6pm Student Art Review /Happy Hour

Dinner at Alicia's 

Art Wrap & Pack Party

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 finally pursue my dream of being an artist !

Jennifer M.

Artist & Encaustic Student.

" A truly magical and transformative experience. Highly recommend this retreat for artists wanting to break through mental blocks and learn new techniques"

Shelly M. ~ Artist & Encaustic Student.

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.


Wild Blooms Artist Retreats

reg form

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

Tuition ranges from

$4550 to $4986

(depending on your room preferences)

A deposit of $1200 is required at registration 

Private Room w/Private Bath


Tuition Price$4986


Deposit of $1200

Plus 2 Payments of $1893 

Semi-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 room preferences 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
    Semi 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 materials, supplies and 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.

Wild Blooms / FALL 2024 Artist Retreat Registration
Sept 22 - 26, 2024
Select Room Choice

Registering after July 1,2024:

Your $1200 nonrefundable deposit is due at registration.

50% of tuition balance is due 30 days after registration is confirmed. Total tuition is due by August 15, 2024. 

You will be sent Tuition Payment links after registration. 

Thanks for registering. See you there!

Reg Form

Wild Blooms
Artist Retreats

Cancellation Policy & Terms Of Agreement

Thank you for your interest in attending this Encaustic Retreat hosted by Alicia Tormey Studio, LLC.

Please read the Registration & Cancellation Policy carefully. 


Nonrefundable Deposit:

Your initial $1200 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Your deposit is due at time of registration to secure your spot if a space is available. 


Tuition Balance

Your tuition is paid in installments beginning with your initial nonrefundable deposit of $1200 followed by two equal payments of your balance due. 1st tuition payment is due 30days after registration and your 2nd payment is due by August 15, 2024. Students registering after August 15, 2024 will be required to pay in full after registering. Please refer to the Payments Due and Payment Schedule on your registration form at checkout.


Student Cancellations: 

Cancelations must be made within 45 days prior to your retreat start date to be eligible for a partial refund. No refunds will be issued for cancelations made after the 45 day deadline. Cancellations must be submitted via email to before the 45 day deadline to be eligible for a partial refund.


Late Cancelations: Cancellations made less than 45 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 deposits. 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 by Alicia Tormey Studios, LLC for any reason.


Failure to pay your tuition fees by the due dates specified may result in automatic  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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