(Learn to Burn: Shellac is a mini-course from the full Learn to Burn course, if you're in need of a more comprehensive online encaustic experience which includes the information found in this mini-course then check out the full Learn to Burn course here)

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. 

 Successfully incorporate shellac into your encaustic artwork. 
Learn how to get control of your shellac.
Create custom shellac colors.
Build depth and layer multiple shellac burns. 
Work more creatively with shellac. 

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome To The Course

  • 2

    Materials & Safety

  • 3

    Mastering Your Shellac Burn

    • 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

    Bonus Materials

    • You Did It!

    • BONUS: Shellac Q & A

    • Encaustic Dos & Don'ts

    • Temperature Reference Chart

    • Glossary of Terms

    • Links & Resources

Encaustic Artist & 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 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.

Learn to Burn: Shellac is a mini-course

If you're in need of a more comprehensive encaustic course...