Enroll now if you want to:
- Rapidly advance your skill set
- Create artworks that stand out
- 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
With the Learn To Burn online course you will quickly cultivate your encaustic painting skills and advance your artwork to a new level.
As a result of taking the Learn To Burn course, many alumni students have experienced:
- Increased art sales
- Achieved entry into juried events
- Received gallery representation
Increased opportunities to exhibit their artwork
I am delighted to share with you my knowledge and experience from over 20 years as a professional working encaustic artist.
I have combined all the techniques that I teach in my Live Workshops into this convenient 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:
Shellac 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.
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
How 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: 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.
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.
Additional Chapters Include:
Studio Set Up
Choosing a Color Palette
Working with Color
"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."
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 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! *
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.
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. And for the 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.
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.
Here's a full list of the course curriculum:
Shellac Burn 1A- Special Effects with Shellac
Shellac Burn 1B- Special Effects with Shellac
Shellac Burn 02- Creating Burn Variations
Shellac Burn 03- Applying Your Shellac
Shellac Burn 04- Mastering Your Burn
Shellac Burn 05- Helpful Hints With More Shellac
Shellac Burn 06- Building Up Your Surface
Shellac Burn 07- Working With Multiple Colors
Shellac Burn 08- Adding Burns To Create Depth
Shellac Burn Tips PDF