Firepaint With Me: Dry shellac Burn Technique

An Online Half-Day Workshop with artist Isabelle Gaborit



7 TO 9 PM ( GMT)




Passionate, delightful, and generous with her knowledge: this is Isabelle!

I had been longing to get to Ireland, to study with Isabelle in person, but knew that was going to be impossible.   Instead, I took her  zoom class 2/11/21, and came away incredibly charged, excited  and motivated.   As a teacher, Isabelle is brimming with enthusiasm that is both relaxed yet vibrant.  Her class was chock full of information, techniques and tips; the visual presentation was superb, and she answers questions thoroughly, even following up in emails.
Couldn’t have asked for a more fulfilling learning experience.

Jinni R.






Shellac burn is a wonderful technique that can be used in your encaustic paintings to add’ spidery’ effects to your work.

Shellac ( French polish) can be painted unto wax then heated until it cracks, leaving an elegant organic finish .

This intermediate technique require the use of a blowtorch .

During this tutorial you will learn several method for applying shellac for different effect and how to make your own colours.

You will receive in advance the list of supplies.

About the virtual course

A step by step online class for encaustic painters and artists who wish to include this mesmerizing technique in their encaustic paintings.

Create beautiful crackle and filigree effects in your encaustic paintings using the shellac burn technique.

You will learn how to use dry pigments and shellac to create a variety of organic finishes.

Course Curriculum


  • Supplies and set up

  • safety

  • Foundation and smooth white finish

  • Various ways to create your shellac 

  • Painting the surface

  • Proper handling of the torch 

  • Various shellac burn techniques

  • Using inks & alchohol inks

  • Final touches





Encaustic is an ancient medium used in Ancient Egypt to create paintings, involving pure natural beeswax melted with Damar resin, to which natural pigments may be added. This process will harden and add transparency, vibrancy, and lustre to the artwork.


You will get the same in-depth information shared during my workshops but in the comfort of your own home.

This online course uses Zoom video-conferencing platform for 2 hours, 7-9 pm (GMT), supplemented with  study notes and lessons.


You will also have access to one-to-one student support and feedback from me via a private Facebook Group created especially for you if you wish to connect and share your work with a community of fellow encaustic artists.

The class will include demonstrations, guiding you in detail through the encaustic process, interaction and discussion about the methods and techniques shown , and practical  exercises which can be submitted via the FB group after the workshop  for individual appraisal or group support.

This is an intermediate class and this course is suitable for people with a basic knowledge of encaustic painting.

I will not be going over encaustic basics.

If you would like to take this workshop and do not have experience with encaustic I recommend you taking my Introduction to Encaustic workshop or scheduling a private workshop with me before this one.


Read testimonials from former participants here


This course includes


 1 online class when you will be able to ask questions directly of Isabelle

  Demonstration of new techniques and projects

 You will have the opportunity to create artworks together in real time , or if you are unable to attend the class, watch the class at your own pace, and revisit it as many times as you like.

  Course resources

lifetime access to course video and replay of the session accessible at your own leisure via my private You Tube Channel. 

 Access to private FB group to share your work and stay motivated. You will also have access to resources and ask direct questions of facilitator and fellow encaustic artists from around the world 





How long is the course?

This is a 2 hours  course, 7-9 pm (GMT) when we will meet live via zoom.You can’t meet us live? No problem, you will have lifetime access to the recording of the session the following day.



What if I can’t attend the class live?

This is not a problem. The following day, you will receive the link for the recording of the class, via my you tube channel, which is accessible for life. You will then be able to watch it at your own leisure.


What is Zoom?

Zoom is a high resolution video conferencing platform. You do not need a Zoom account to join a meeting, however you will have to download the software for free ( All instructions how to set it up will be explained clearly and simply once you register for the course) . I’ll set up a private meeting online and once you register, I will send you the link & passcode to access the meeting  (keep an eye on your Inbox and Spam).

If you are unable to attend the zoom session live, a link to the  recording will be send to all via email which you will be able to watch at your own leisure.

Who is the class for?

This course is suitable for people with a basic knowledge of encaustic painting. For beginners course please check here.


What happens after I register for the course?  

Very shortly after you register, you will receive more information about gathering your materials, password and access to the class website, and Facebook page


How will you be able to interact with me?

When you register for the course, you will also gain access to a private FB group where you will be able to share your works, ask questions and start conversation. We all have something to say, so let’s share and grow together !




Join us now and discover the wonderful world of encaustics! 

( limited places available)

45 EUR/ 53 USD




Important note

Due to the high demand for  my workshops this year, all places on all workshops are limited and sold on a first-booked, first-served basis, which means that you will need to secure your space  as early as possible to avoid disappointment.