Learn To Burn: Encaustic Painting with Alicia Tormey

...to your online encaustic studio!  

In this e-course, Alicia shares with you her encaustic methods that she has developed during the past 20 years of her painting career. She's combined all the techniques presented in her Live Workshops with the convenience of an online course.

 The Learn To Burn online course includes...

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

  • Printable and Downloadable Course Resources and PDFs  

  • Access to the Private Facebook Group

  • FAQ and the Answer Vault: A growing resource of technical answers, resources and information.

  • Open Studio Hours: Submit your questions directly to Alicia.

  • Lifetime Access to your course content.

Techniques featured in this e-course:

Encaustic Hotpots with Shellac burn sampleShellac 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.

Torching encaustic
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

Priming an encaustic panelHow 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
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.

Encaustic image transfer
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.

Making encaustic paint with oils
Additional Chapters Include:

  • Studio Set Up
  • Choosing a Color Palette
  • Working with Color
  • Mark-making Techniques
  • Safety
  • Troubleshooting
  • and more...

"My Shellac Burn is the most sought-after technique that I use in my own work, so I created an in-depth module on how to incorporate shellac into your encaustic art." 

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Lifetime Access to Your Course Content!

You will 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 page 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.

Encaustic Burn

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.

Once you have completed your registration you will have access to your encaustic studio dashboard. Create your account by selecting an enrollment option and let's get started!


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.

For more about Alicia's Live Learn To Burn Encaustic Workshops click here! 

Meet Your Instructor...

Alicia Tormey is an internationally recognized encaustic artist...best known for her unique approaches to working with this wax-based medium and for her mastery of the shellac burn.

Her artwork has adorned the cover of Professional Artist Magazine, is featured on a snowboard design for GNU Snowboards, and is included in many public and private collections around the world.

Alicia is a full-time artist and instructor who shares her passion and knowledge of encaustic through her Live Painting Workshops and Online Courses.

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Here's a full list of the course curriculum: 

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