Hannah Vainstein

Hand Dipping Beeswax Candle Workshop



As the winter solstice approaches I like to dip beeswax candles bringing light and warmth into the darker months. The art of dipping beeswax candles is slow and rhythmic, first in wax and then water. During this slow meditative practice you can imbue your candles with intentions, magic, and gratitude (especially as Thanksgiving approaches) so that when they burn they release that energy into the universe. Burning beeswax candles is said to have healing properties by producing negative ions, purifying the air, and improving one's health, energy, and mood.

Experiential more than informational, in this two hour class you will lean how to dip candles with everyday materials such as tin can double burners, raw wick, and beeswax. You will practice the art of dipping by making a little pair of candles so you can learn the technique and after becoming familiar with the nature of the material you will be free to dip to your heart's content.

$75 includes materials // Email Tomra@gravelandgold.com or call 415.552.0112 to sign up!

Hannah Vainstein

Hannah Vainstein founded The Lower Lodge : Artist Salon, Studio, and Boutique which is in Santa Barbara, California.  The Lower Lodge hosts, promotes, and participates in cultural events with the aim of fostering a local and global creative community. The LL is an outlet of seasonal making with an emphasis of an integrated and sustainable lifestyle. Hannah Vainstein studied at an intensive arts and crafts college in England