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Study under one of the top candle designers in the world! The Candle Academy provides unique and innovative one-to-one candle making courses in beautiful Jamaica in the Caribbean to international students. The flagship course is a 6-Day Candle Making Business Setup program where you can learn everything from candle designing to manufacturing to marketing and distribution of your creations. Candle techniques can take years to learn yet if taught properly can be learned through formulas. Everything that is taught in this 6-day course is an accumulation of being active in this market place for over 20 years.

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Included in the workshop price: Accommodation in Jamaica, pick up and drop off at the airport, Candle Samples, Formulas, Written and Photo explanations and backup support by email.

Intensive Candle Making Business Setup Course:
• Duration: 6 days. Price: 5,000 euro 
• Taught in English, training is hands-on and very visual.

Photo of Contact Page - Complete, Intensive Candle Making CourseCandle design techniques can take years to learn yet if shown properly can be taught through formulas. These key formulas are highly guarded by candle makers as they translate not only into ideas but also into business revenue.

Everything you will learn at The Candle Academy with instructor Gary Simmons is an accumulation of being active in this market place for 20 years, covering every aspect of it.

In the 6 day business set up course, you learn everything from designing candles to manufacturing to distribution and marketing your work. This is an extensive Candle Making Business Setup course starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm each day, with written homework each night.

You are taught one-on-one so that you learn everything properly (This will save you money in this business long term). When you complete the course, you will have all of the essential information to be able to manufacture candles for retail shops, make to order for interior design stores, restaurants, hotels, event companies, weddings, gift shops etc. and to open your own boutique if desired.

The workshop price of 5000 Euros includes
- 7 Nights Accommodation
- Travel to and from airport
- 6 Extensive days of design work in all aspects of candle making
- All samples approx 30 kilos- 50 candles
- Manufacturing advice
- Marketing advice
- Distribution advice
- All documented formulas
- Supplier contacts
- 1 year email support

6 Day Curriculum:

DAY 1:
DVD PRESENTATION ON ALL CANDLES THAT WILL BE TAUGHT ORIENTATION OF CANDLE FABRICATION
INTRODUCTION ON HOW CANDLES ARE MADE
MOLDS AND CASTING OBJECTS
PERFUMES
COLOR PIGMENTS
CANDLE WICKS
DIFFERENT WAXES
CONTAINER CANDLES
STRAIGHT POUR CANDLES
DOUBLE POUR CANDLES
MOSAIC CANDLES
USING WAX  WITH WATER
COLOR MIXING
WICKS
WAX TEMPERATURES
BASIC MOSAIC CANDLES
CENTRAL COLORED MOSAIC CANDLES
MOSAIC FADE TECHNIQUES
USING A BLOWTORCH
UTILIZING FIRE AND WATER
SCULPTING WITH WAX
WORKING WITH COLD WAX
SOLDER FINISHES
TEXTURIZING CANDLES
UTILIZING BRUSHES
WORKING WITH CARVING TOOLS
WOOD FINISHES.
WRITTEN FORMULAS
PHOTOGRAPHING WORK.
WRITTEN TEST.
HOMEWORK
 
DAY 2:

SUMMARY OF HOMEWORK
WICKS NAMES SIZES
TEST BURNING
WORKING WITH  ICE
SINGLE POUR TECHNIQUES
DOUBLE POUR TECHNIQUES
LANTERNS
PERMANENT FORMS
ORIENTAL FORMS
DUPLICATING NATURAL ELEMENTS
ADVANCED COLORING TECHNIQUES
WORKING WITH COLD TEMPERATURES
TEXTURIZING
ANCIENT EFFECTS
LAYERED COLD POURS
WORKING WITH SHAPES
GIFT BOX CANDLES
 
SILHOUETTE FORMS
ANGLED POURS
CHANGING TEXTURES OF LIQUID WAX
NOVELTY DESIGNS
XMAS DESIGNS
PHOTOGRAPHING WORK
WRITTEN FORMULAS
WRITTEN TEST           
 
DAY 3 :
SUMMARY OF HOMEWORK
ADVANCED LANTERNS
UTILIZING WOOD IN CANDLES
VARIOUS TECHNIQUES
UTILIZING WAX SHARDS
ILLUMINATING THROUGH WAX
WORKING WITH CINNAMON AND WAX CREATING VESSELS
WORKING WITH SPHERES
WAX VASES
ANCIENT WATER BOWLS
DUPLICATING  STONE
DUPLICATING WOOD
DUPLICATING METAL
ORIENTAL VASES
EXTERIOR GARDEN POTS
EXTREME GLOSS FINISHES
HAND CARVING
PHOTOGRAPHING WORK
WRITTEN FORMULAS
WRITTEN TEST

DAY 4:
SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS DAY'S HOMEWORK
WORKING WITH PERFUME
WORKING WITH CONTAINER CANDLES
USING SUSTAINER WICKS
UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT WAXES FOR PERFUME CANDLES
WORKING WITH OBJECTS IN CANDLES
SQUARE TECHNIQUES
PILLAR TECHNIQUES
LANTERNS
WALL  ART
ADVANCED TEXTURED CANDLES
UTILIZING EARTH
WORKING WITH OXIDATION
DUPLICATING DIFFERENT METALS
RUST EFFECTS
PATINA EFFECTS
ADVANCED WALL ART
PHOTOGRAPHING WORK
WRITTEN FORMULAS
TEST

DAY 5:
SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS DAY'S HOMEWORK
WORKING WITH COFFEE BEANS
ADVANCED LANTERNS
ADVANCED OBJECTS IN CANDLES
VASE
WAX CHIP CANDLES
WIRE DECORATION 
  
EXTRA LARGE CANDLES
SILHOUETTE LANTERNS
ADVANCED WATER AND WAX TECHNIQUES
WALL HANGINGS
CORAL CANDLES
PERMANENT FORMS
PHOTOGRAPHING WORK
WRITTEN FORMULAS
WRITTEN TEST
  
DAY 6:
SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS DAY'S HOMEWORK
WICK TESTING CIRCUMFERENCES 
SUMMERY ON LAST FIVE DAYS
SCULPTED RESTAURANT GLASSES
SCULPTED VASE
PAINTING WITH WAX
LUNCH AND AFTERNOON DISCUSSION
GETTING STARTED
PHOTOGRAPH RANGES
CREATE BUSINESS CARDS LOGOS
WEBSITE BROCHURES
GIFT SHOPS
GARDEN CENTRES
EVENT COMPANIES
INTERIOR DESIGN STORES
WEDDING COMPANIES
CRAFT FAIRS
TRADE SHOWS
XMAS MARKETS
HOTELS/ RESTAURANT/ CANDLE PARTIES/ CANDLE CLASSES- LABOUR CHARGES ON CANDLES
ALL PRICING FORMULAS
ALL PRODUCT CONTACTS
NAME BRANDING
STAFF TRAINING
CREATING A RANGE
CREATING AN IMAGE
SETTING UP A FACTORY
LIGHTING
SPACE
FLOORING
PIGMENTS
WICKS AND NAMES
WORK TABLES
WAX MELTING VATS AND MIXING TABLES
DRYING AREA
WATER BUCKETS
WASTE
BOXES FOR REJECTS COLORS
PACKING AREA
OFFICE AREA
MOLD AREA
WICK TESTING AREA

Student Reviews: 
•  "It was a fantastic journey with you. The Candle Academy seems to be the best place in the world for learning the art of candle making. The way you assisted me in processing my visa, pick up and drop off from the airport and hospitality was first class. Daily homework and tests helped me recollect the days course and your patience as a top educator will help me a lot for my future. Thank you very much."
- Abinesh, India

•  “I never realized I could learn 20 years of design work in 6 days!”
- Katrin, Estonia

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