Intensive Candle Making Courses in Thailand & Online

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The Candle Academy in Thailand:
Learn how to create candles and your own distinctive designs at a world-renowned candle making school in beautiful Thailand. The Candle Academy offers year-round, specialist one-to-one training and small group courses taught in English by one of the world's top candle designers - Gary Simmons. Located on the idyllic island of Koh Samui (Thailand’s second largest island with magnificent scenery and perfect beaches which attract global travellers and exotic holiday destination enthusiasts), we provide short, premium courses for absolute beginners through to advanced candle makers and professional designers. 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.

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Candle Making & Encaustic Art Courses in Thailand:
Our year-round comprehensive courses taught in English.

Candle Making Business Setup Course:
Photo of Intensive Candle Making Courses in Thailand & Online Duration: 6 days
 Price: 5,000 euro

Candle 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 on Koh Samui in the onsite residence
- Travel to and from airports and Academy
- 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


Condensed Candle Making Business Setup Course:
 Duration: 4 days
• Price: 3,500 euro

Image of Intensive Candle Making Courses in Thailand & OnlineThe four day course is a condensed version of the 6 day business setup course. On completion of the course, you will have enough information to start selling your products, and start earning from this very versatile profession.

The workshop price of 3500 Euros includes 

- 7 Nights Accommodation on Koh Samui in the onsite residence
- Travel to and from airports and Academy
- 4 days of Extensive design work in all aspects of candle making
- Creating Candle Ranges
- Manufacturing advice 
- Marketing advice 
- All documented formulas
- Supplier contacts
- 6 months email support


Advanced Candle Making Course:
 Duration: 2 days
• Price: 1,000 - 2,000 euro (depending on the content)

The customized advanced workshops is mainly for existing candle makers to improve their techniques and increase their design ranges. The course can also be tailor-made for a creative beginner who wishes to create unique and marketable designs to sell their product as a hobby. 

The workshop price of 1000 - 2000 Euros (depending on content) includes 


- 3 Nights Accommodation on Koh Samui in the onsite residence
- Travel to and from airports and Academy
- 2 days of Extensive candle design work
- Marketing advice
- All documented formulas
- Supplier contacts 
- 1 month email support


Candle Making Weekend Course:
Photos of The Candle Academy in Thailand Duration: 2 days
• Price: 500 euro (minimum 2 participants)

Artists over the centuries have come to this region of south-east Asia for inspiration. The Weekend Retreat Workshop at The Candle Academy is for people that would like a basic introduction to candle making as an enjoyable hobby and to escape for a nice relaxing getaway and educational learning experience on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand.

This short course will give you all of the information of the creative opportunities the wonderful medium of candle making has to offer.

The workshop price of 500 Euros includes 
- Travel to and from airports and the school
- Creative design work in candle making


Encaustic Art / Wax Painting Workshop:
Picture of Intensive Candle Making Courses in Thailand & Online• Duration: 2-3 days
• Price: 2,000 euro (1 person) / 3,000 euro (2 participants)

On completion of this short course, students will have complete knowledge and confidence of working with the medium of wax painting. The course includes

- 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


Extensive Online Candle Making Courses:

Images of The Candle Academy in ThailandThe Candle Academy now offers new HD Video Courses for a dynamic online learning experience with full HD videos and detailed formulas with new marketable techniques.

For students living too far to attend The Candle Academy this is the next best thing. Contact us for further details.





Student Testimonials:

•  "The course is very interesting, and looking forward to continue...its informative and helpful, most of all from the first part of the course, I have learned some things that a few months ago didn't have an idea how it can be possible for me to do. Thanks to Gary Simmons."
- J. Sultana, Malta

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

•  "I never imagined that candle making could be so exciting and challenging. The course is full of information and helpful tips."
- Y.Tran, Brazil

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

•  "No words can describe how truly amazing this course was!"
- Safa, Nigeria

•  "The course was taught in a way that I could master extensive techniques in a short period of time."
- Harshish, India

•  "Gary sparked my imagination and excited my visual senses. I am extremely excited to be studying with him."
- K. Moss, Australia

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