Learn To Burn

Encaustic Painting with Alicia Tormey

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This course was created to help you quickly overcome the common challenges most artists face when working with encaustic. 

🔥You are also going to learn exactly how to create my signature Shellac Burn.

This course will free you up to focus on creating artwork that you truly love instead of wasting years of your time trying to figure it all out on your own by trial and error.

If you want to rapidly advance your technical skills and start making the work you desire then this course is perfect for you. 

The Learn To Burn online course includes...

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

  • Printable and downloadable course resource PDFs.

  • Access to the private Learn to Burn alumni Facebook group.

  • Lifetime access to your course content.

Learn To Burn
 was created for artists like you who want to:

Rapidly advance your skill set.

Create artwork that stand out.

Learn Alicia's signature technique: The Shellac Burn.

Improve your control over the medium. 

Get closer to your creative goals.

Achieve unique surface effects.

Advance your art making techniques.

Enhance your current creative work. 

Increase your artistic confidence.

After taking the 
Learn To Burn course, many alumni students have reported:

... increased sales of original artwork

... entry into juried events

... receiving art competition awards 

... securing gallery representation

... offers to exhibit their art

I am delighted to share with you my knowledge and experience from over 20 years as a working encaustic artist and over 30 years as a full-time creative professional.

This self-paced course contains all of the techniques that I teach in my 
Live Workshops and you can replay the lessons as many times as you like.

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 web-like 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 encausticMastering 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, and 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 paintMaking 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 transferFlawless 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 oilsAdditional Chapters Include:

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

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

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You have Lifetime Access to all of the course contents!

You will have full access to the entire course any time you wish. As long as our website servers are up and running you will be able to log on and view the course.

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 my Seattle studio , we can work together virtually as I guide you through my methods and techniques.  

My Live Workshops are hugely sought after and often sold out... but now you can access my 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, fewer wasted materials, and the potential for increased art sales.

Encaustic Burn

Results may vary... but many of my alumni students have gone on to exhibit and sell their own work after taking this course. 

Even the most experienced encaustic painters say this course has been a "game changer" in the way they approach encaustic painting, so for seasoned artists this course offers insights and fresh inspiration to elevate your work.

Once you have completed your free registration you will have access to your encaustic studio dashboard. Create your account (it's free) and select an enrollment option. Let's get started!


I would love to meet you in person...but I understand that it 's just not possible for everyone to attend my Live events so I packed all the encaustic training that I share in my 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 artist, teacher, and creative guide.

She is best known for her pioneering painting techniques with encaustic.

As an instructor, she has helped thousands of artists gain confidence, master their materials, and develop professional art careers of their own.

Spanning her 30+ year career as a full-time artist, Alicia has worked with top retailers such as Target, Costco and Nordstrom. She has designed products for national brands and licensed her artwork to appear on goods from dishware to snowboards.

Alicia’s work has been featured in numerous publications including the cover of Professional Artist, Encaustic Arts Magazine, Studio Visit and the Boston Globe.

Alicia is a full-time artist and art instructor and  currently paints and teaches full-time from her Seattle based encaustic studio. Join her growing community of creatives.

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