Enhance your encaustic art with this compelling and beautiful shellac burn effect!

Advance Your Skills

Learn how to control your shellac burns and successfully incorporate shellac into your encaustic artwork.

The Secrets of a Master

Master painter, Alicia Tormey, developed her Shellac Burn techniques over 25 years ago and now she shares all of her methods with you inside this course.
Encaustic Painting being cleaned

Pricing options

Purchase now for the regular price or, if you need a payment plan, pay in 3 easy monthly payments of $89.

This course requires a strong basic working knowledge of encaustic painting and familiarity handling a blowtorch. 

Course Instructor

Alicia Tormey

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

Course Curriculum

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  3. 3
    • 1A: Special Effects with Shellac

    • 1B: Special Effects with Shellac continued...

    • 2: Creating Burn Variations

    • 3: Applying Your Shellac

    • 4: Mastering Your Burn

    • 5: Helpful Hints

    • 6: Building Up Your Surface

    • 7: Working With Multiple Colors

    • 8: Creating Depth

    • Shellac Burn Guide

  4. 4
    • You Did It!

    • BONUS: Shellac Q & A

    • Encaustic Dos & Don'ts

    • Temperature Reference Chart

    • Glossary of Terms

    • Links & Resources

Check out the original Learn to Burn Course:

A comprehensive encaustic training course.