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!


Want to review this course?

Loved the course! Rob was a great teacher and really liked that fact that we got to make lots of different types of candles - my favourite was the beeswax one :) Would recommend to others and come back for any advanced courses!

- - #15233

Response from The Wax Studio:

Hi Sally,
Thank you so much for the kind review, it was a pleasure to have you and Mark on the course and I will keep you informed about future more advanced courses as I develop the content.
Best of luck with your candle making endeavours.
Rob

Rob's courses was one of the few that offered the use of a variety of waxes, which immediately made it more appealing. Rob was so helpful and informative throughout the course, with a patient and relax teaching style which enabled us to all thrive as well as ask a plethora of questions. I have already started to research materials, which without Rob's in-depth knowledge would have been a nightmare! Thank you Rob for a fab course, it is indeed worth every penny and I cannot wait to begin my future!

- - #14966

What an informative and enjoyable course. I had never made a candle before and was taken step by step through each process of paraffin wax candles, soya, beeswax, dipping, coloured & scented candles. Plenty of time to creative your own candles. Thank you Rob, for sharing your knowledge.

- - #14900

What a fabulous course to go on, what woman doesn’t like a candle and to learn how to make a variety, brilliant. Thank you for a memorable day and our new skills! We are spreading the word.

- - #13844

An absolutely brilliant day, thanks to a very patient Rob (I was late due to the flooding on the roads) and two lovely ladies who made the experience equally as enjoyable and fun. Rob was informative and certainly made us feel welcome and at ease, I was even told off a few times! (being too eager or cheeky probably). I learnt many technical skills that I was missing and with my freshly honed skills, I'm looking forward to making and selling as part of my craft business. Thank you so much Rob and I will hopefully look forward to the next level of candle making skills/making moulds etc.
Thank you!

- - #13637

Thoroughly enjoyed this experience from start to finish. Rob put us at ease from the start to finish. I managed to take away the confidence and excitement to begin making candles for myself and my family. The enthusiasm from this course is relentless, I’m driving everyone nuts talking about it. I cannot recommend this course enough. My friend would love to attend another course just on making moulds alone.

- - #13625

I took part in Rob's candle-making workshop this morning with two other ladies. It was a hugely enjoyable experience and great fun. I am absolutely delighted with my five hand-made candles. I have already been on Whatsapp to lots of friends telling them all about it and sharing photos.
I always watch 'Countryfile' on Sunday evenings but I haven't even turned on the tv! I am busy looking at some of the websites recommended by Rob and making my shopping lists.
Rob was very patient and an excellent tutor and I would highly recommend his course.

- - #13543

I had never made a candle before. Rob is an excellent tutor and a wealth of information. We covered so much during the morning from dipping, colouring, bees wax and scents and came away with some beautiful products. I would definitely recommend this course, what a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning.

- - #13242

Response from The Wax Studio:

Thank you for the kind review Kerry. It was great to have you on the course!

This course is perfect for beginners! I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much. Rob is undoubtedly one of the best in the candle world!
You will learn how to make different types of candles as well as a few tricks of the trade.
Thoroughly enjoyable course and worth every penny!

- - #13241

Response from The Wax Studio:

Thank you Charlotte - I'm pleased that you think I'm 'one of the best in the candle world!'
Good luck with your own projects.

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

Saturday 18th August 2018
Sunday 19th August 2018

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