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Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candle Making w/ Jessica Kaufman

December 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

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Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candle Making with Jessica Kaufman

This year, shine brightly on the shortest days of the year by creating your own beautiful, sustainable light! Dipping tapered beeswax candles is a craft as old as time, and with recycled beeswax, you can feel even better about utilizing this precious resource for your own cozy comfort. So, come get ready to celebrate Solstice in style with a group of friends old and new. We will circle around the fire (well, stovetop!) and dive into this soothing, meditative activity. Workshop participants will walk away with two pairs of twinned dip candles, and know-how to make your own at home!  

In this class, students will: 

  • Make two pairs of hand-dipped candles (or more, with cost adjusted accordingly!)
  • Learn about wick size & shape selection
  • Understand the process of recycling and reclaiming used beeswax
  • Become proficient in tapering (slowly growing) the candle shape
  • Acquire skill in trimming bottom drips for a candle that stands on its own
  • Master the cooling/heating control required for candle making

Beeswax Candle Making Workshop Details

Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candles will be held indoors (handicap accessible) on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 3 pm – 6 pm in Asheville, NC.

This class is for all skill levels. Minimum age is 10 accompanied by an adult, students age 16-17 may be unaccompanied by an adult, but need a liability waiver signed by their guardian.

About the Instructor Jessica Kaufman

Jessica Kaufman (she/her) has an MA in crafts education and is the owner of WAXON Batik & Dye Studio in Asheville, NC.  With over 22 years of teaching experience, Jessica has taught a wide variety of fiber and textile arts to summer campers, school children, high schoolers, and adult workshops up and down the East Coast.  Her enthusiasm for teaching is apparent in every class she leads.  Jessica maintains over 80 free knitting videos at HappyGoCrafty.com.

Equitable Pricing Model $75 – $35

In order to make our workshops more accessible, we offer two price options for each class, with an additional Equity Discount for qualifying individuals. Please consider these options and select your price at checkout.

  • Sponsor Price $75: For those who have enough to share, thank you for being a Sponsor. This is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the class for someone else.
  • Standard Price $55: The Standard reflects one person’s share of what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.
  • Equity Discount $35: We offer an additional Equity Discount for those from the following communities who support reparations and/or an equitable redistribution of wealth and would not have access to this workshop without this discount:

Thank you for helping transform the world into a culture of abundance, resilience, and opportunity for all.

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*Please check your pricing options before you register for your first Perennial Workshop. The pricing options are the same for all events, so you only need to do it once!


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Kimberly Dunn

Finance Manager (she/her)

Having grown up in a multicultural family, Kimberly’s love for languages and traditional cultures is infused into everything she creates. After many years overseas, she now calls the Appalachian mountains her home and continues to keep the adventure alive by staying close to the wild. Kimberly is a singer songwriter, dancer, women’s circle facilitator, personal finance astrologer, bookkeeper, yoga teacher, and chef.