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Candle making course - in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, Sussex


Duration: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Price: £85

Book with: Simon Harman
at Will O The Wisp Candles Limited

Unit 14, Hillsdown Farm
Birch Grove
Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath
Sussex
RH17 7DH

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About the Course

Our course will offer a brief introduction to the history of candle making, an understanding of the types of waxes available and their advantages and disadvantages, how size and types of candle wick are also important, burn times and so on.

We will then move on to the equipment necessary for both the hobbyist and those who are interested in a business opportunity. All the techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and common mistakes ironed out.

Our hands-on course is designed with fun in mind for the whole family to enjoy. You will have an opportunity to make your own candles - from simple tea lights to pillar candles and scented jar candles - that you can take home with you.

Our objective is to offer a fun and informative course with small classes; a maximum of 7 people.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included.
Coffee, tea and biscuits are available at the workshop.



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This was a Birthday treat from my children and it was the best fun. With Simon's great sense of humour and 5 happy participants, we all had a fun filled morning combined with learning from a true craftsman. 5 gold starts from me.

- - #25156

What a super course! Jam packed with information and hands-on candle-making. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

- - #24801

I had a lovely morning on this course and learnt a lot. Simon was great!

- - #23459

Very practical advice from Simon and a fun day. I definitely came away with the confidence to try this at home.

- - #23400

I would definitely recommend this course, Simon was very informative, and it was a great introduction to candle making.
Looking forward to attempting to make more at home!

- - #22501

My sister and I took Simon’s course last weekend. We had a fantastic time! Simon was great and such a good teacher. He clearly knows his stuff!

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn a new craft or start a new vocation.

Thanks so much.

- - #22484

Great morning! Simon shared a wealth of knowledge and practical skills in the art of candle making in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you.

- - #21723

Practical and informative, thank you.

- - #21711

Excellent course. We learnt so much. Simon was an excellent teacher. We were so lucky because there were only the two of us on the course, so it was really personal. We made loads of candles and were not rushed away when the time came to finish up.
I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone thinking about making candles!

- - #21491

really enjoyed our morning with Robert! made 7 candles!! also learnt a lot about what I have been doing wrong with the wicks!! recommend to anyone!!

- - #18617

Simon is an amazing teacher.
A gentleman with a wealth of knowledge and an embarrassment of experience.

- - #17845

Had the most enjoyable morning candle making yesterday, my mum in law and I were incredibly lucky as there were some cancellations so we actually ended up having a one to one workshop.

It was so informative but super fun too, loved learning about all the different techniques and ‘hand dipping’ was a highlight for sure.

Would recommend the class to anyone and everyone, great to learn a new skill!

- - #16003

We had the most amazing time with Simon, who was so knowledgeable and a great tutor - we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it - super excited that we came away with lots of lovely candles :)

- - #15792

Simon was super knowledgeable. He also adapted the course as we progressed to be in line with our interests.

Plenty of tea and biscuits, too!

When we realised we’d left without our scented jar candles, the team were happy to post them. Fabulous customer care.

Highlight of the day: hand dipping!

- - #15770

I had an amazing one to one master class with Simon Harman. The class content was informative and fun.
We used wax, wick, colour, scent and moulds in a variety of ways.
This course is for everyone you will definitely want to go straight home and start candle making.

Thank you Simon

- - #14634

I lucked out today as the other people on my course had cancelled and I ended up having a 1-2-1 with Simon. He explained everything thoroughly and was happy to share all the tips and tricks of candle making at a great pace. I came away having made a range of candles and the course more than lived up to my expectations! Definitely recommended for the beginner.

- - #13965

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 31st October 2019
Saturday 16th November 2019
Friday 13th December 2019
Saturday 4th January 2020
Saturday 1st February 2020
  • Child friendly
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Qualification offered
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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