The Candle Alchemist Workshop & Studio on the Isle of Anglesey teaches candle making courses throughout the year. Located just 3 miles from Newborough forest and Llanddwyn beach - an area of outstanding natural beauty - it is an inspirational setting to learn the ancient craft of Candle Making.
Our classes take place in the wonderfully atmospheric, oak-beamed schoolroom, dating back to the 1800's, where you can learn practical, hands-on candle making, in a fun and relaxed environment. Our groups are kept small to allow for individual attention, and can also be taught one on one.
You will learn to make and decorate 4 candles
1 scented container candle
1 traditional pillar candle
2 sculpted flower candle
All under the expert guidance of Anita (aka The Candle Alchemist!)
Candle Making Workshops are usually run every Saturday, however you will need to book as places are limited to keep classes small. Dates are flexible and can also be planned to suit - please get in touch.!
We also sell professional quality Candle Making Kits so you can continue with your new hobby at home.
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What's included in the price?
All materials and equipment are provided for you, and at the end of the afternoon you will have 4 exquisite candles to take home and enjoy or give away as special gifts to friends and family!
And to round off a perfect afternoon, why not order a Welsh Cream Tea served on pretty vintage china for only £4.99 extra? Just order at the time of booking.
Please note: the Workshop is on the first floor of the building and is accessed by a stone staircase. Booking for classes is essential.
We look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful art of candlemaking!
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning. I attended a workshop with Anita with my 11 year old daughter. We had a splendid time together. Anita's workshop is a lovely environment...... Truly a candle kingdom. Anita held my daughters interest for a whole 3 hours which is quite something. She adapted her teaching to accommodate both of us. We made pillar candles, scented candles and crafted flower candles. Anita has a wealth of knowledge and is clearly very experienced. We feel that we have learnt the skills required to start making our own candles at home. Totally recommend Anita's workshops be it for a family or a group of friends. Will certainly be booking again soon. Also an unusual way to spend a rainy morning or afternoon on holiday.
Anita is such a knowledgeable, patient, kind and friendly teacher. Anita was also very welcoming to her beautiful, characterful cottage and nothing was too much trouble. Directions were great. I made a real range of candles from some cute candy pink heart shaped tea lights, some meltlets, scented container candles and a pillar candle. I bought a candle making kit to try at home. Having had some ill health recently, I found it very relaxing. Will definitely return. Birthday celebration with cake, candle making and cups of tea ( or something stronger!) I hope!
I've just spent a really enjoyable and informative 3 hours with Anita for a 'one to one' workshop. I'd been making container candles at home and wanted to 'experience' making pillar candles with someone there to show me how to do it and point out what can go right and wrong! Anita is so knowledgeable and willing to share this with you - no matter what basic questions you ask. I learnt so much about waxes, fragrances and candle making techniques and came away with the candles I'd made. The location is great - a big workshop with plenty of room. I'd travelled from some distance away so stayed in the local area which was a great excuse for sightseeing in North Wales. Altogether a great experience that I'd recommend to beginners or those with a bit of candle making knowledge.
A great afternoon and to echoe other reviews, beautiful setting right on my doorstep. To come away with our candles a bonus. Would recommend to small groups. A relaxing and fun time, together with hands on learning.
Had a fabulous and relaxed afternoon in a wonderful setting making candles @ The Candle Alchemist workshop. Anita a brilliant teacher was happy to share her knowledge and experience with us. I made 4 perfect candles which I was allowed to bring home with me, a lovely cup of tea home made scones to finish the afternoon. I will be recommending this course to all my friends and family.
Would highly recommend this lovely course. Anita made me feel very welcome and thoroughly explained all aspects of the process to me. I love the candles I made and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Very relaxing setting and inspirational surroundings.
A wonderful afternoon spent learning to make 3 different styles of candles. Anita was brilliant. Full of passion and knowledge that she was happy to share. Went straight home and began making our own candles. Would definitely visit again!
This workshop is outstanding - Anita is friendly and patient, explaining everything you wanted to know about making candles. You get to make a variety of different types, as well as having an excellent scone! Definitely recommend.
My husband and I had a fantastic afternoon out making candles. It was a fun way to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Anita, the host is lovely and an excellent teacher and very knowledgable. The setting is gorgeous. Would thoroughly recommend this to everyone and we would go again.
I had a fabulous and very interesting afternoon making candles but also learning about all the different elements of candle making. The Old School House enormous room where it all happens is stunning too. Anita is a very knowledgeable and friendly teacher and you can see some of her wonderful work on display. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough - the candles I made were so good that my husband thought that I had bought them! That's how good a teacher Anita is.
I was lucky enough to attend one of Anita's workshops shortly before Christmas - and am so glad that I did. Under her expert and patient guidance I made a very passable Christmas Tree Candle which surprised and delighted my family as they know that I am a woman of very little talent! It was a really lovely evening . Entertaining and interesting and to top it all off a lovely selection of Christmas goodies all served on pretty China plates with tea or coffee in lovely China cups. I have already recommended the workshops to various friends and very much look forward to repeating the experience long before next Christmas.
My first attempt at candle making - I attended a Christmas Candle workshop in December together with my wife. The friendly welcome from Anita and step by step instruction made this a relaxed and enjoyable afternoon's activity. My wife and I are both delighted with the candles we made and they took pride of place on the Christmas table! I would recommend this workshop to anyone wanting a fun craftmaking afternoon - great location - and the cream tea afterwards topped it off!
Fabulous evening, had a great time. Anita was very easy to follow in her instruction and we all had real fun and laughter . l keep looking at my candle Christmas tree and feel very chuffed , will certainly be signing up for more.
Just wanted to say, how much I enjoyed your evening ,on Wednesday.
I love my Christmas tree,we all had a lot of fun making them,and they all turned out so different.
You have an ideal studio up there, really lovely.
Thank you very much.
I had never made a candle before but I was willing to learn. With Anita’s tuition I found the experience brilliant and I was really pleased with the Christmas tree candle I made. In the workshop housed in an historic building, among friends, this was an excellent way to end our WI year. The bonus of a lovely tea served on decorative china completed a memorable evening. I shall certainly recommend and hope to attend other sessions.
I went to Anita's workshop with friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We each made a Christmas tree candle and as we had never done this sort of thing before, with Anita's guidance we all felt we had achieved a new skill! The session itself was relaxed and a lot of fun. I would certainly consider attending one of her workshops again.
Haven't had such fun for many years. I never thought learning could be so enjoyable. Real hands-on learning and the most brilliant atmosphere. A great environment and the afternoon tea was an added bonus. Amazing session!
Attended a Xmas candle workshop with a group of friends and what a great time we had. Anita was very informative and helped us when needed. We had a giggle and amazed ourselves with our creations, which were all different. Look forward to going again and will definitely recommend it to my camping customers . Ideal for families or groups and you wouldn't feel out if place if you went on your own. Keep up the good work Anita :)