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Wild Blooms Artist Retreats

With Alicia Tormey

2024 Sessions
May 19-23  &  Sept 22-26
Sun Valley, Idaho

Wild Blooms in the Wild West

Join me in Sun Valley, Idaho…

and unleash your creativity in this exciting live workshop focused on making beautiful, organic botanical paintings.


You are invited to my private studio where you'll discover how to incorporate mixed media with encaustic paints to create imaginative and compelling floral paintings.

I will guide you through my own techniques and creative process and introduce you to new painting methods that will elevate your artwork and allow you to create dynamic, exciting and wild botanical forms in encaustic and mixed media.


Wild Blooms Retreats 

Spring & Fall Sessions

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 - May 19 - 23

FALL - Sept 22 - 26


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

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 - 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 finally 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.


Wild Blooms Artist Retreats

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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 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
    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

$1200 deposit is due at registration.

50% of tuition balance is due after registration. You will be sent a Tuition Payment link after registration. 

Remaining balance due by: July 15, 2024

You will receive an email reminder with a payment link when your payment is due.

Thanks for registering. See you there!

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Wild Blooms
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 refundable and 50% 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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