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Discover the art of candle making with a wide range of online classes. Learn various techniques, from basic candle making to unique designs, and gain the skills to create beautiful, handmade candles for personal enjoyment or gifting.

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Organic Soy Wax Candle Workshop

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Discover the art of making scented organic soy candles from the comfort of your own home. Join this engaging virtual experience and learn how to create a customized candle with a DIY craft kit delivered directly to you. With step-by-step guidance and plenty of tips, you'll have a beautiful natural wax candle to fill your space with a delightful fragrance.

(4) All levels 13 and older
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Virtual Candle Making Workshop

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, we will guide you in creating soy wax candles at home! We'll walk through basic candle making steps as well as share tips, tricks and troubleshooting. This workshop is suited for our DIY Candle-Making Kit. We also welcome curious learners who may not have our kit but would like to learn about candle-making in this virtual class.  At the end of this one-hour class, you will have practiced your new skills and...

(50) All levels 9 and older
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Candle Making From Home with Materials (On-Demand)

Atelier Artisane

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of making natural scented candles from home. Join Melanie in her Digital Candle-Making Course to master techniques, tips, and secrets for crafting beautiful, healthier candles. Dive into the world of candle-making with confidence, guided by an expert to help you create your own unique scents and designs.

(131) All levels 18 and older
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Candle Making for Beginners

East Los Angeles College

Have you ever wondered how beautiful candles are made? Have you ever wanted to make fragrant, multicolored candles for yourself or friends?  In this dynamic online workshop, students will learn virtually how to create unique candles to admire and share for far less than what they cost in stores. Students may be able to complete several candles and learn skills enabling them to continue on their own through Zoom. Topics include: Getting started...

(253) Beginner 18 and older
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Fizzy Bath Bombs

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Settle in for a good soak with the ultimate fizzy bath time treat!  Let your imagination go wild while experimenting with different oils, colors, flowers, and even glitter, for tons of fizzy fun.  

(176) All levels 18 and older
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Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, you will learn the basics of melt and pour soap making, general techniques, and even a little history. We'll go through the use and benefits of the ingredients and learn about different recipes that students can use at home or give as gifts. This workshop is suited for our DIY Soap-Making Kit, linked below. After registering for the class, please purchase the soap-making kit and other required materials. Class materials:...

(50) Beginner 9 and older
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Virtual Bath Bomb Making

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, we will guide you in the sometimes-tricky process of making your very own bath bombs. This workshop is based on the Love & Make Bath Bomb DIY kit, available for order in our online shop. If you will use your own materials, please be sure to have your recipe and tools ready before the workshop begins. Important: This virtual session does not come with supplies. If participants plan to participate together via...

(50) All levels 9 and older
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Virtual Candle Making

Jade Scarlett

Get ready for a beginner-friendly, low-pressure, soy candle making class, where you'll have expert guided instruction to make beautiful, environmentally friendly soy candles, in the comfort of your home. Grab yourself a drink, your favorite snacks, and get ready to create something lovely that you can proudly say "I made it myself!". Materials needed to fully participate Soy Wax Flakes Thermometer Wicks Tin cans or mason jars Fragrance...

(686) All levels 14 and older
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Reviews for Candle Making Classes Online

Candle Making Classes Online are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,300 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Genise D. on 1/15/2023
    The instructor was very thorough. It was a fun and easy-to-understand session. I am happy there were only two of us; it created a low stress easy to follow instructions
  • Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

    Anonymous review on 12/11/2022
    We enjoyed this class with Rebecca. It was easy to follow and fun to make our own soap designs with the botanicals, colors, and fragrance we had chosen. We bought the kit ahead of time and that came with everything needed for the class. We would buy refills and do it again. The soaps can make nice gifts for others, and it’s nice to have a practical item you can use at the end of the class.
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by ROGER A. on 2/10/2022
    Great class.
  • Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Michelle P. on 10/29/2021
    Great class- lots of fun!
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by Kelly W. on 9/30/2021
    Great class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging!
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by Grisel M. on 8/27/2021
    Excellent instructor, great class!
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by Yolanda M. on 6/25/2021
    It was great informative and I learned a lot.
  • Virtual Candle Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Susan R. on 5/16/2021
    This was my first candle making workshop and I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would! I think I’m hooked! Patty did a wonderful job in hosting the class through Love and Make. I wish I lived closer to them ; I’d be at their shop a lot—
  • Virtual Candle Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Pam G. on 3/21/2021
    The class was very informative in a relaxed setting allowing plenty of times for questions. The host was very knowledgeable and personable.
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by judith m. on 3/16/2021
    I enjoyed the class . It was very helpful to me . I learned a little more than I knew before

Discover the Best Candle Making Classes Online

Cultures around the world have been making candles by hand for thousands of years. Evidence shows that in ancient Rome, China, and India, among other civilizations, people made candles for practical and religious purposes as early as 500 BCE.

While candles are no longer a necessity for providing light as they were in these ancient times, the commonalities between contemporary candles and their ancient counterparts outweigh the differences. The basic techniques for encasing a wick in wax are much the same today as they were thousands of years ago, and the modern interest in scented candles finds its precursor in the cinnamon-scented candles found at Indian religious sites.

Though it has never been easier to simply go out and buy a candle at a store, recent years have seen a resurgent interest in hand-made, artisanal crafts. The relative simplicity of candle making, essentially taking a wick and either rolling it in wax, dipping it in wax, or pouring it in wax, have made the practice a target for taking the craft out of a large factory and into the hands of individual artisans. Using techniques that have persisted for thousands of years, it is possible to craft a candle more customized than anything that can be found on a shelf.

Why You Should Learn Candle Making Online

Long past are the days when candles were necessary as a source of illumination, but even without this practical purpose candles have retained their usefulness as a household item. While it is possible to consider candles as purely decorative items, it may be more appropriate to view candle making as a stress-relief activity. Not only does picking up the hobby provide the personal satisfaction that accompanies the pursuit of any craft, but also the candles produced by the hobby can be used for a variety of meditative practices. Early ritual candles incorporated scents to induce a therapeutic or meditative effect in a site of importance, and candles today can be crafted by similar means to add aromatherapeutic elements to promote relaxation. Some special candles like lotion candles burn wax whose melted form can be used to moisturize skin, encouraging not just mental but also physical well-being.

Beyond the personal benefits, learning candle making can also be a way to connect with a larger community. Whether through sharing a custom-made candle as a gift for a friend or a loved one or through connecting with other local chandlers at an art fair, candle making provides opportunities for forming a new social network or strengthening the bonds of an existing one. While some local communities may boast a thriving candle making scene, others may be more limited by their geographic location. Virtual methods provide a great alternative for such individuals; in the absence of an established local community, it is possible to tap into one of the many online forums like Reddit where like-minded chandlers across the world gather to share projects and advice.

Virtual Candle Making Classes 

The best part about taking a candle making class is the access to an experienced chandler who can demonstrate the techniques of candle making and can respond to any questions or issues in real time. This is a great option for those with an active chandler in their local area, but not everybody is fortunate enough to have access to this type of resource. For whatever reason an in-person candle making course isn’t a realistic option for your location or your schedule, there is still a selection of online candle making classes that provide quality training from experienced chandlers. These classes provide the same quality, real-time access to an expert who can provide step-by-step guidance and feedback and who can respond to any questions or issues that arise during the process, all with the extra flexibility of being able to attend from any location rather than having to commute.

This type of class does, however, require some additional effort in the days leading up to the class. While most in-person classes typically provide materials and a workspace for students, a virtual class doesn’t have that luxury. Thus, anybody attending an online class will need to acquire the necessary material beforehand and will need to set aside some workspace in their home. Some online classes do ship materials to participants’ home addresses, though this practice is not standard, and should not be expected. 

Love & Make, a Houston-based organization, conducts a Virtual Candle Making Workshop accessible to anyone with an internet connection. In this class, a live instructor will walk you through the steps of creating your own soy wax candles at home. Not only will you complete the course having made a hand-poured candle of your own, but you’ll get enough tips, tricks, and troubleshooting methods to continue making more candles at home on your own time. As an online course, this class expects you to provide your own materials. Love & Make sells a DIY Candle Making Kit that provides all of the materials you will need in this class, but supplies can also be acquired from other online or local vendors.

Private Online Group Candle Making Classes

Since candle making is a relaxing activity with techniques that novices can pick up with relative ease, candle making is a great low-stakes social event or team-building activity. If you’re looking for an opportunity for your team to interact and bond in a lighthearted manner, Then one of CourseHorse’s live online candle making classes for private groups is just the thing you need.

The Virtual Candle Making class from CourseHorse is the perfect activity for a group to bond over a fun, low-pressure candle making experience. An expert instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process and techniques of candle making, all while emphasizing the fun and relaxing elements of the hobby. Candles are used for comfort, so candlemaking should be done in a position of comfort; grab a drink and some snacks while you unwind with your team and create something lovely.

While many virtual classes expect you to acquire your own materials before the class, this class provides materials, giving you one less thing to worry about. CourseHorse will send a candle making kit to the home address of each participant, including enough wax, wicks, candle tins, and fragrance oils to create two candles, as well as miscellaneous supplies for handling wax like a melting/pouring pitcher and a wax-stirring stick.

Booking a private class with CourseHorse is simple. Even if you don’t have a precise headcount for your group, CourseHorse can schedule the date for you but won’t finalize payment until you’ve finalized your group, so you can easily change your group size after booking. Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a confirmation within 24 hours, and your event provider will reach out to personally introduce themselves and provide additional helpful details about the class. CourseHorse recommends using Zoom as a virtual platform, but can easily accommodate other platforms like Microsoft Teams and Google Meets at your convenience.

Online vs. In-Person Candle Making Classes

While the best way to master the techniques of candle making is to enroll in a class taught by an experienced instructor, those classes can be delivered in either an online or an in-person format. While both methods have their own advantages, it is important to consider which one is most appropriate for your given situation.

In-person classes are often considered the gold standard of instruction. They provide ready access to an expert instructor who can demonstrate each step and who can answer any questions that may arise during the process, which is often the fastest, most effective way of acquiring the necessary techniques. These classes are also a great opportunity to get to know other candle makers, and to start building a sense of local community. 

The major barrier to attending an in-person class is geographical. Unfortunately, many people don’t have access to an in-person class held near their home, and commuting to the nearest class can be an unreasonable task. An online class is a great way to overcome this sort of barrier, providing the same real-time access to an expert who can provide direct guidance and troubleshoot specific problems or answer specific questions. These classes are also a great opportunity to connect with a community, though that community may not be strictly local. Another consideration for this sort of class is the acquisition of materials; while in-person classes typically provide materials to students, most online classes place the burden of buying supplies on the individual.

Can I Learn Candle Making for Free Online?

Any hobbyist knows how easy it is to sink money into a hobby. Sometimes the startup cost can be so great that entering into the hobby is prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, it is easy to get started in candle making with minimal investment, so you can get into the hobby without having to spend too much upfront. There are plenty of free online resources, including step-by-step instructional blogs and video tutorials that let you learn the basics of candle making at your own pace. If you’re more serious about candle making, or have already gotten started and have found the free resources to be somewhat limited, formal training from a candle making expert is generally a preferable method for learning. The guided instruction, rather than following along with pre-written or pre-recorded material, helps most people to learn faster or to troubleshoot the particular issues they may be having.

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