Workshops and courses

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NEW! Special 2 hr workshops!

These special workshops focus on a particular technique or ingredient and are ideal for those who don’t want to attend a full day workshop or want to advance their soap making skill! In collaboration with Pure Nature in Henderson, you will be able to work with premium materials and ingredients. Workshops will be listed throughout the year and they are in high demand, so book early!

Beginners Cold Process Soap Making Workshop 17 March 2018, 2 – 4 pm BOOK HERE

Colouring Techniques in Cold Process Soap Making 5 May 2018, 2-4 pm BOOK HERE

Beginners Cold Process Soap Making Workshop 16 June 2018, 2 – 4 pm BOOK HERE

Advanced Cold Process Soap Making Workshop COMING SOON!

Natural Soap Making COMING SOON!


Full Day Soap Making Workshop

Learn how to make soap  in this full day soap making workshop. Topics covered include: what is soap, how is soap made, making soap from scratch (cold process method), using a pre-made soap base, materials and ingredients used in soap making, colouring and fragrancing soap and lastly troubleshooting and where to get your supplies from. The workshop is hands-on and each participant will leave with various soaps they have created themselves during the workshop.

Sunday 11 March, 10am – 4pm, Rutherford College, Te Atatu Peninsula
Cost $59 (plus $25 material)
For more information and to book: Rutherford Community Education

Sunday 8 April, 10am – 4pm, Selwyn College, Kohimarama
Cost $98 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Selwyn Community Education

Saturday 1 September, 10am – 4pm, Rutherford College, Te Atatu Peninsula
Cost $59 (plus $25 material)
For more information and to book: Rutherford Community Education

Sunday 9 September, 10am – 4pm, Selwyn College, Kohimarama
Cost $98 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Selwyn Community Education

Saturday 22 September, 10am – 4pm, Uxbridge, Howick
Cost $98 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Uxbridge Arts & Culture

Sunday 11 November, 10am – 4pm, Rutherford College, Te Atatu Peninsula
Cost $59 (plus $25 material) – CHRISTMAS GIFTS SPECIAL WORKSHOP
For more information and to book: Rutherford Community Education

Sunday 25 November, 10am – 4pm, Uxbridge, Howick
Cost $98 (includes material) – CHRISTMAS GIFTS SPECIAL WORKSHOP
For more information and to book: Uxbridge Arts & Culture

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Advanced soap making classes (3 hrs)

Want to expand your soap making skills? These classes will focus on a particular area of soap making, and require participants to have experience making soap using the cold process technique or at the minimum finished the basic soap making class.

Colour techniques in Cold Process
Saturday 19 May
, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Selwyn College, Kohimarama
Cost $55 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Selwyn Community Education

Natural Soap Making
Saturday 9 June
, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Rutherford College, Te Atatu Peninsula
Cost $59 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Rutherford Community Education


Balms and Lip Balms Workshop (2 hrs)

Ever wanted to make your own balms and lip balms? In this practical hands-on class you will learn to make a basic balm and how to tweak the recipe to fit particular needs, such as baby bottom balm, sports balm, arthritis balm and skin healing balms. You will also learn how to create lip balms, including how to flavour and tint them! The workshop focuses on practical experience and you will create your own balm and lip balms.

Monday 19 March, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Rutherford College, Te Atatu Peninsula
Cost $49 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Rutherford Community Education

Wednesday 27 June, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Rutherford College, Te Atatu Peninsula
Cost $49 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Rutherford Community Education

Tuesday 4 December, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Rutherford College, Te Atatu Peninsula
Cost $49 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Rutherford Community Education

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NEW! Holiday workshop for kids (3 hrs)

Kids, learn how to make your own soap and bath bombs! These fun holiday workshops are suitable for kids ages 7 – 12. In a safe environment and under guidance, each child will create their own soaps and bath bombs choosing their own colours, fragrance, flowers and decorations.

Friday 20 April, 9 am – 12 pm, Selwyn College, Kohimarama
Cost $58 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Selwyn Community Education

Wednesday 18 July, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Uxbridge, Howick
Cost $58 (includes material)
For more information and to book: COMING SOON

Tuesday 18 December, 9 am – 12 pm, Selwyn College, Kohimarama
Cost $58 (includes material)
For more information and to book: Selwyn Community Education

Wednesday 10 October, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Uxbridge, Howick
Cost $58 (includes material)
For more information and to book: COMING SOON


NEW! Christchurch Weekend Workshop

During two full-on days with demonstrations, practical sessions and theory, you will get to try out various soap making techniques, which include learning how to swirl soap using different methods, how to use natural ingredients and colourants, and so much more!

COURSE CONTENT:
– Cold process soap making technique
– How to control and manipulate the soaping process
– Creating your own recipes
– Fragrancing soap
– Colourants and colouring techniques
– Making natural soaps
– Adding clays, fresh ingredients and other additives

DATES: Sat 28 and Sun 29 July
TIMES: 10 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: 2428 S Eyre Rd, Eyrewell Forest
COST: $220 pp (includes all material)

Limited to 8 spaces only! Contact me  for available spaces and bookings.


NEW! Private workshops (by negotiation)

Is there a technique you haven’t mastered or want to try out? Never made soap and can’t attend one of the above courses? Want to get together with some friends and learn how to make soap/bath bombs/lip balms etc. in the comfort of your own home? Or are you looking for something different to do as a team in your company? I offer private customised workshops to suit. One-on-one workshop, group classes, team building or just for fun, contact me for more details.