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1. The Candle Academy, Koh Samui Island
Courses / Programs
• Learn how to make unique candles at The Candle Academy, a leading candle design school in beautiful Thailand.

• Study on the idyllic island of Koh Samui with one of the world's top candle designers - Gary Simmons. Whether you want to start your own business, or learn candle making as a hobby, we have a quality, intensive candle making course or wax art workshop to suit your needs.

• Our school with accommodation in Koh Samui enjoys lush tropical gardens next to spectacular beaches, with a swimming pool and restaurant on the grounds, and is just 5 minutes from the town of Lamai which offers quality restaurants, charming night markets, temples and lots of shopping opportunities.

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

• Our candle making centre provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere for one-on-one training in all aspects of candle designing to manufacturing to marketing. In addition to our hands-on courses, we provide extensive courses online.

Student Reviews:

"A wonderful creative adventure."
- Sandra, Iceland

“I searched the planet to find work like this.”
- Leah, Canada

"Very detailed and intensive. I was looking for the wow factor and that's exactly what I got."
- G. Woodard, USA

"I never imagined that candlemaking could be so exciting and challenging. The course is full of information."
- Y. Tran, Brazil
Year-Round Candle Making Courses:
One-to-one & small group instruction for complete beginners to advanced designers.

• Candle Making Business Setup (6 days)

• Condensed Business Setup course (4 days)

• Advanced Candle Making course (2 days)

• Candle Making Weekend Retreat Workshop (2 days, minimum 2 persons)

• Encaustic Art / Wax Painting Workshop (2-3 days)

• Distance Learning / Online Candle Making courses (extensive training)

Courses are taught in English. Training is hands-on and very visual.
Updated: 2018-12-23
Updated: 2018-12-23
2. The Candle Academy, Encaustic Art Workshop on Koh Samui
Courses / Programs
• Learn encaustic art techniques on the beautiful island of Koh Samui with UK instructor, Gary Simmons, one of the world's top candle designers and encaustic artists.

• The Candle Academy offers a range of quality, short courses & workshops for intensive learning in encaustic art (wax painting) and candle making.

• Our relaxing accommodation location in Koh Samui hosts lush tropical gardens, a swimming pool and restaurant on the grounds, next to pristine beaches.

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

•  "I spent a very enjoyable week at The Candle Academy and now I have the confidence to tackle projects that would have seemed impossible previously."
- Jeanie, France
Encaustic Art (Wax Painting) Workshop:

• Duration: 2-3 days
• Price: 2,000 euro (1 person) / 3,000 euro (2 participants)

- 2 or 3 nights accommodation on Koh Samui in the onsite residence
- Pick up and drop off from Samui Airport
- All instruction in the medium
- Understanding temperatures
- Working with colour
- Texturizing
- Metal effects
- Wood effects
- Marbelyzing
- Weathering
- Aging
Updated: 2018-12-18
Updated: 2018-12-18
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