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Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candle Making with Jessica Kaufman

December 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candle Making with Jessica Kaufman

Shine brightly in 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 (reclaimed from WAXON Studio’s batik process) you can feel even better about utilizing this precious resource for your own cozy comfort. Celebrate Solstice by joining a group of friends old and new, circling around the fire (well, stovetop!) and engaging in this soothing, meditative activity. Everyone will make at least 2 pairs of twinned dip candles!

In this class, students will…

  • Make at least two pairs of hand-dipped candles
  • 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 17, 2022 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. Jess maintains over 80 free knitting videos at HappyGoCrafty.com.

Equitable Pricing Model $65 – $25

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 $65: 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 $45: The Standard reflects one person’s share of what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.
  • Equity Discount $25: 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.