I was asked to attend a soy candle workshop via a phone call from Carla. She was so lovely on the phone and explained that her business means a lot to her and she wanted to get her brand name out. So I agreed to attend in May. She had 3 locations for me to choose from, which is great for people living all over Melbourne. I chose Clayton because that was my closest location.
Carla sent me an email confirming my attendance along with information about what I'll be doing in the class, what I need to bring and also wear. I was so excited about this workshop because I love candles but have no experience making them. Carla explained that you don't need any experience and that reassured me.
I walked into the room at the workshop in Clayton and Carla came over to me and greeted me. She was so lovely and friendly was my first impression of her. She had never met me before so I knew at this point and by observing her with others, this is how she is. I felt really welcome at this point and my nerves were at ease. Carla explained that I needed to go and have a look at the fragrances. She had so many to choose from, it was great. The other people there smelling the fragrances were lovely, they were eager like me to start.
Carla introduced herself to everyone and she had a lovely assistant with her. She explained how the workshop was going to be run and we had handouts to assist us during the session. The notes were really easy to follow and I found these really useful. I can be forgetful at times! We were all ready to start and Carla gave us a step by step run down of how to make our first candle. I was so excited to learn about the wax, fragrances and even colours! Carla made everything so easy the way she explained things. I learned later that Carla has a teaching degree in adult workplace and training, so I could see it was easy for her to talk to us all and answer our questions. The way she delivered this workshop was professional but at the same time, fun and really laid back, so I could see the people attending were relaxed also.
We made a lot of different scented candles that day. My house smells amazing! After the workshop Carla emailed more information to me, which will help me even more now. I overheard a couple of people saying that they never thought there would be so many candles for that price. I have to say I was amazed as well. I would estimate if I went to a store and purchased them, I would have paid over $200!
I would recommend this workshop to anyone looking at learning to make soy candles.