Candlemaking for Beginners


Duration: Half-day (10.00am - 1.30pm)

Price: £75

Run by: Robert Aley
at The Wax Studio

07984928885

Furzen Hill Farm
Coventry Road
Cubbington
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 7UJ

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About the Course

In this half-day beginners course you will learn four different candlemaking 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. Groups are made up of no more than 5 people so that a degree of individual tuition is possible. Courses are run in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with plenty of 'hands-on doing!'

The tutor, Rob Aley has over 15 years professional candle making experience and can offer advice on all technical, creative and business aspects of candlemaking. His book 'Candlemaking 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.

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

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!


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Such an amazing day! Everyone really enjoyed themselves! A Very hands on and informative session. Rob is great, and shared lots knowledge and tips for candle making! Great for beginners. I made loads of notes so I feel that I now have a good head start on moving forward in candle making.

- - #12621

Response from The Wax Studio:

Hi Shantel - Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you on the course and I hope your future candle making endeavours go well. All the best, Rob

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 25th March 2018

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