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Learn How to Make / Design Candles - Online or in Jamaica

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The Candle Academy in Jamaica & Online:
Learn detailed candle making or encaustic art techniques and methods this summer in picturesque Jamaica in the Caribbean with The Candle Academy! Offering intensive summer and year-round courses for U.S. & global students - taught 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, Live online on Skype or via HD video recordings.

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Summer & Year-Round Candle Making / Wax Art Courses:
Courses are taught in English or French depending on your preference. The comprehensive training courses are immersive, hands-on and very visual.

Photo of Learn How to Make / Design Candles - Online or in JamaicaCandle Making Business Setup Course
 Duration: 6 days. Price: 5,000 USD

This extensive, one-on-one course teaches you everything from designing candles to manufacturing to distribution and marketing.


Condensed Business Setup Course
 Duration: 4 days. Price: 3,500 USD

A condensed version of the 6 day business setup course. On completion, you will have enough information to start selling your product and earning from what you have learned.


Advanced Candle Making Course
 Duration: 2 days. Price: 1,000-2,000 USD 

This course is designed for existing candle makers to improve their technique and range. Can also be customized for a beginner to candle design who wishes to create unique and marketable designs.

Encaustic Art / Wax Painting Workshop
 Duration: 2-3 days. Price: 2,000 USD
 For encaustic art beginners to advanced artists

On completion of this course, students will have full knowledge and confidence of working with the exciting and unique medium of wax painting, and will take home six of  their best paintings. Course topics / modules include:

Image of Learn How to Make / Design Candles - Online or in Jamaica- All instruction in the medium of Encaustic Art
- Aging
- Marblizing
- Metal Effects
- Texturizing
- Understanding Temperatures
- Weathering
- Wood Effects
- Working with Colour 


Online Candle Making Courses
 Taught via Skype
Skype 6 day candle making course = $2000
Skype 4 day candle making course = $1200
Skype 2 day candle making course = $600

These premium courses follow the same curriculum as our on-site programs, and we suggest this approach for people that live too far to be able to attend in person in Jamaica.


Student Testimonials:
"I absolutely loved Gary's Candle Design Seminar. Gary thank you again for the hard work you put to teach me everything about the candle making business. Your passion and love for candle design was truly inspiring. I now feel ready and secure to start my own business."
- Samantha, El Salvador

"I spent a very enjoyable week in the South of France learning how to make some wonderful candles with Gary, and now I have the confidence to tackle projects that would have seemed impossible previously."
- Jeanie, France

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