Classes are held in our studio - Suite 101, 313 Penshurst St Willoughby, on the corner of Penshurst and MacMahon Streets (entrance at 40 MacMahon St, and up one flight of stairs). Free street parking is available, and there is a bus stop outside.
Since commencing my candle making workshops in 2013, I have had the pleasure of teaching over 1500 people how to make candles, many of whom discovered candle making to be a fun hobby, and some who have taken it further. Over the last 9 years, I have experienced wholesale, retail, pop-ups and collaborations for my handmade products including candles, soaps, lotions and bath products.
My workshops aim for a balanced approach to learning a craft that combines doing and sensing (such as sniffing those lovely fragrances) with practical information and tips, so that you leave not only with the beautiful products you've made, but the knowledge that you can do it on your own in future.
In this 2 hour hands-on class, you will learn the basics of candle making and make two natural soy candles and a reed diffuser with scents of your choice, as well as two rolled beeswax candles.
Topics covered include:
What you will make:
Price includes cost of materials, class notes and keep what you make.
What to bring
Dress comfortably, wear closed shoes and please bring an apron if you wish.
This is an introduction to candle making basics, so no prior experience is needed. All materials and notes will be provided. You just turn up and be ready to have fun.
See what people have said after attending our Candle Making Class:
"I wanted to thank you for that lovely candle class you held in February. You put all my questions and worries aside and really helped clarify heaps of stuff. It was excellent." - Irene via email
"I cannot thank you enough for all the pleasure I have had since doing your soap and candle making classes. I am really enjoying the creative side of each project. I look forward to joining in on any new classes that are available." - Moira via email
"Thanks for a fantastic afternoon! Loved the class! Looking forward to the soap making one too!" - Kirsty via email
"Fantastic afternoon spent candle making. Vanessa is absolutely lovely and a great teacher. Highly recommend the class." - Belinda via Facebook
"Easy, relaxing and fun workshop with goodies to take away. Vanessa was lovely and super friendly - great way to spend a Saturday." Candice via Facebook
Bookings and payment
Select the class you would like to attend below and add it to your cart. Our website accepts PayPal, credit card and bank deposit options.
Payment in full will confirm your place in class. We regret that we are unable to give refunds, however you are welcome to send someone else in your place or reschedule your class with at least 7 days’ notice. This allows us to offer the place to someone else, since our classes are often booked out in advance. Subject to availability, if you give less than 7 days’ notice, we may be able to put you on standby to attend a class that has a vacancy until the day before.
If you simply do not attend the class you booked for, you will forfeit the opportunity to reschedule, as we would have prepared your materials and held your place with the expectation that you would attend.