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The Candle Academy:
Learn detailed candle making or encaustic art techniques and methods this summer in France with The Candle Academy! Located in the picturesque town of Grasse, just north of Cannes on the beautiful French Riviera, The Candle Academy offers intensive summer and year-round courses taught in English or French by Gary Simmons, one of the world's top candle designers and encaustic painting specialists. Learn from Gary via a candle making business course, artistic candle design course, or wax painting workshop, or study candle making by distance learning from your home. We also offer all of our courses at our U.S. studio in Stuart, on Florida's Atlantic Coast (80 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and 107 miles north of Miami).

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Why Choose The Candle Academy?

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-  Kick-Start a New Career
The Candle Academy is the leading candle making school in Europe. Our qualifications in the candle making business offer you the essential technical, creative and commercial skills you need to profit from this unique profession.

-  Enhance Your Creativity
Highly guarded candle making techniques and formulas can take years to create and learn, yet can be learned in minutes at The Candle Academy. Once you know these guarded techniques, your own creativity emerges and blossoms.

-  Practical, Hands-on Training
These premium courses are taught in English or French depending on your preference. The comprehensive training is very visual, immersive and hands-on.

Gary Simmons - International Leader in Candle Making & Encaustic Art:

Image of Contact Page - Candle Making / Wax Art Summer CourseGary is one of the world’s leading candle designers and encaustic artists, and has been actively participating in the candle and wax painting art forms for over 20 years. His studio is based in Grasse in the South of France.

Born in England in 1958, Gary has exhibited in London, Paris, Monaco, and Cannes. His work has been commissioned by top interior designers, hotels, private villas and super-yachts on the beautiful French Riviera (Cote d'Azur).

Known as the perfume capital of France, Grasse is a town in the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, 16km inland from Cannes, and just 30 mins from Nice International Airport (France's second busiest).

Summer & Year-Round Candle Making / Art Courses:

Taught in English or French - for beginners to advanced level students & artists.

• Candle Making Business Setup (6 days, 5,000 euro)
• Condensed Business Setup course (4 days, 3,500 euro)
• Advanced Candle Making course (2 days 1,000-2,000 euro)
• Candle Making weekend courses (2 days, 500 euro)
• Encaustic Art / Wax Painting Workshop (2-3 days, 2,000)
• Basic Intro to the Art of Candle Making (1 hour, 40 euro)
• Summer Candle Making courses 
Photos of The Candle Academy • Distance Learning Candle Making courses (Taught via email correspondence)


Student Testimonials:
•  "Gary has the creative ability and eye to take an ordinary object and make it extraordinary with commercial appeal. This has made him one of the most sought after candle designers in the business today and probably ranking him as one of the top designers in the world today."
Mike, UK

•  "Lessons are step by step and easy to learn. Fantastic inspiration to get motivated in the art of candle making."
Alexandra, France

•  "I would recommend these courses 100% for people serious in starting a business."
Joly, Venezuela

•  "Even being an existing candlemaker for many years, I was very inspired."
Mel, Australia

Beautiful Location on the French Riviera:

Picture of Contact Page - Candle Making / Wax Art Summer Course• The Candle Academy is located in the perfume capital of the world, Grasse, in the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), 16km inland from Cannes in the South of France. 

• A popular summer and year-round holiday destination, many tourists to the region come to visit the three perfume factories which offer daily tours and demonstrations.

• Conveniently situated only 30 minutes from Nice International Airport (Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur), Grasse is easily accessible with regular train connections to the cities of Cannes, Nice, Marseille, Paris and several other destinations. Also, at least 10 buses a day run in each direction between Grasse and Nice, 7 days a week. 

• Grasse is a wonderful place to base your candle making, encaustic art and cultural immersion adventure and holiday in the South of France. We look forward to welcoming you!

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