In-person course
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Candlemaking for Beginners



In this half-day beginners course you will learn four different candle making techniques and take home at least five beautiful candles worth over £20. The course is ideal for those who are completely new to candlemaking or who have made a start at home and would like some further tuition. The workshop is large and airy and groups are made up of no more than 6 people allowing a degree of individual tuition and COVID-19 social distancing. Courses are run in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with plenty of practical making! The tutor, Rob Aley has over 15 years professional candle making experience and can offer advice on all technical, creative and business aspects of candle making. His book 'Candle Making For Profit' will be available at a discounted price. Courses are held in our working candle making workshop situated in a rural farm out-building near Leamington Spa. The course covers: 1. An introduction to equipment and materials; types of wax (paraffin, soya, sterine, beeswax and wax additives), also wicks, dyes, scents. 2. Making 2 scented and coloured container candles in glasses. 3. Making 2 decorative moulded candles, using both rubber and solid moulds, including making a beeswax candle. 4. Making dipped candles and shaping them creatively. (Participant numbers are kept to no more than 6 and the workshop comes under the exemption for work, education and training set up in a COVID-secure way).

What's included in the price?

All equipment and materials are included in the price of the course and you will take home at least five beautiful candles. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided and there is plenty of free parking. (Pick-ups from public transport links can be arranged). We look forward to hosting you at The Wax Studio!


210 minutes (10:00am to 1:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Furzen Hill Farm, Coventry Road, Cubbington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 7UJ