Workshops

ChilliWinter’s Candle Making Workshops

Enjoy a 2 ½-hour creative experience, making four different candles that you will take home with you. Workshops cost £45 per person, including all equipment and materials.

Philosophy:

The philosophy behind our workshops is to create fun, hands-on and memorable activities around candle-making, that are interesting and appealing to young people and adults.

Workshop Overview:

You will learn about different types of candles that are made in the UK and develop skills to make your own using natural soy wax and beeswax that you will take home. You will choose from a variety of fragrances and dyes to personalise your handmade creations, whilst gaining an understanding of the different materials that are commonly used (wax, wicks, dyes, containers, fragrances, etc).

Our popular local workshop will guide you through these four candle-making techniques in a relaxed and informal setting:

  • Container-poured
  • Silicone moulded
  • Dipped and tapered
  • Hand-rolled

If the group is small or working ahead of schedule, there may be an opportunity to make extra candles, free of charge. If the light and air temperature slows-down the wax cooling and hardening process, arrangements will be made to post, deliver (or collect) your handmade candles later.

Group Size & Age Restrictions:

Groups sizes of between 6 – 12 will be led by one or two ChilliWinter chandlers, depending on the size and needs of the group. Small groups allow a good level of interaction, support and engagement, making the experiences thoroughly enjoyable and memorable. Due to the nature of the safety hazards of our workshops, children aged 12 – 15 and above are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Refreshments:

Light refreshments are not provided, unless specifically advertised for a social event by the host venue. Participants may bring their own drinks and snacks, or purchase these from the host venue direct, if available.

Mobility & Comfort:

Each venue’s accessibility, temperature and lighting are different. Aprons, goggles and gloves will be provided, however we ask that you wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for a creative workshop. Please make sure you are familiar with the venue and consider your ease of mobility before you book. If you have any questions or specific requirements, please get in touch with the venue, or with us.

Cancellations and refunds:

As with most workshops, our places are highly sought after, and a lot of preparation and materials are ordered and organised in advance. It is for this reason that cancellations should be made with as much notice as possible so we can advertise and fill this place. Refunds are only provided where 21 calendar days’ advance notice of the workshop date has been given.

Special requests:

For enquiries about hosting a candle-making party in your own home, for a special occasion, or corporate team-building (etc), please get in touch. ChilliWinter have over 20 years’ experience in HR, learning and development. With strong facilitation and coaching skills, our workshop content can be adapted to suit a variety of needs and requirements.

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