Candle Making Workshop

Make a Japanese soy wax candle, eat cheese and drink wine



2 hours Class size 6 to 10 label $95


Your teacher, Provider Store is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Our workshops take place at the back of our Surry Hills shop. Running for two hours, in the class you learn about different wax types, heat temperatures and fragrances and at the end take home a pure soy wax candle in a Japanese ceramic pot.

Two hour lesson includes:

- All your candle making supplies
- All the tips and tricks you need for making a soy wax candle
- A cheeseboard and sparkling wine

Classes hold up to 10 people. Private bookings are available depending on the number of attendees.

Workshops are perfect for:
- Crafty afternoons
- Dates
- Team bonding
- Hens
- Christmas Parties


What you'll get
- You'll get to keep the candle you make (a pure soy wax candle in a Japanese ceramic pot)
- A beautifully designed box for your candle
- Cheeseboard
- Sparkling wine
 
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.
This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

381B Riley Street, Surry Hills NSW

Your teacher
Provider Store
Provider Store

Candle Maker + Founder of Provider Store

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Tara is the founder and designer/maker of Sydney homewares brand, Provider Store. Provider Store is a destination specialising in daily tools for the home. Most of what you find is either handmade by Tara Bennett or by other local and international creatives she has met along her travels.

Provider's homewares explore the concept of slow living, with an emphasis on creating ethical and sustainable products. Sold throughout Australia and the world, Provider's candles are made from pure soy wax, hand poured in Surry Hills and housed in a hand made Japanese vessel. Designed to be multi-purpose, simply pop out the wick, wash with hot soapy water and you're left with a Japanese tea cup.

Verified reviews

Libby Vliet • Mar 2019


Sorry that this review is way overdue, but I absolutely loved the class. There was a lot I didn't know about candle making and this was just lush! Thank you so much for the great experience. xx

Keiko Mino • Mar 2020


A very fun and informative class by a super cute teacher! There were lots of tips and tricks on how you can make your own candle and on different types of wax etc. Held in a really cute workshop at the back of their store over cheese and wine. Can’t ask for a better way to learn.

Candle Making workshop review by Keiko Mino

Simon Swan • Feb 2020


Did a candle making class with cheese and wine. The teacher catered to requests and requirements of our group leading up to the class and perfectly suited the vibe our group. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the class and the teacher. The teacher was also very informative and engaging about candle making.

Candle Making Workshop review by Simon Swan

VI Nguyen • Feb 2020


Intimate and enjoyable learning atmosphere. Class was thoughtful towards promoting natural products and encourage sustainability.

Diana Raileanu • Feb 2020


Really enjoyed Tara’s personal story on how did she start this business and doing what she loves. Learned some good tips and tricks about candles and had an enjoyable evening. Big thumbs up!

Frances Butare • Feb 2020


The venue was easy to find, the class was taught in a relaxed and positive vibe with good laughs. Tara knows what she’s talking about and answered all our questions (it was inspiring to hear her story too)5. And it was great to take a candle that we had made home. Would highly recommend this class!

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Frankie Bradburn • Feb 2020


Amazing class - Tara is the best! Well thought out class and the candles are incredible!

Kimu Rose • Jan 2020


Tara was very friendly and a great teacher. Learned a lot from her regarding candle making and about Japan.

I love her cozy shop. Will definitely do more classes with her in the future.

Danielle Watt • Jan 2020


Tara was a wonderful teacher and U learned so much about the art candle making, I highly recommend this course

Anna Foster • Jan 2020


Tara and the class were fantastic, the class was the highlight of my 3 week holiday. Tara explains the whole process and took us through each step at the perfect pace, we weren’t rushed in any way. The vessels we used are gorgeous, high quality and reusable. Tara is bright and bubbly, and was genuine in her warm welcome as we arrived. I found her to be genuine in her love of her craft and feel inspired to exercise my creativity more. The cheese board and bubbles were a lovely touch as we fired her any questions as our candles cured. I highly recommend this class and look forward to going back to the Provider Store to have my vessel refilled.

Candle Making workshop review by Anna Foster

Sandrine C • Jan 2020


What a great class and inspiring teacher! The cheese plate and sparkling were a bonus.

Ellen Ehrhardt • Dec 2019


Such a fun workshop, I loved the setting and learned heaps about candles and candle making!

Jack • Dec 2019


Great people, great food, great drinks and of course a great candle at the end of it. Very informative. I had a great time. Highly recommend it.

Jack

Leah Schwarz • Dec 2019


Learnt heaps and Tara was personable and warm. Great date night! Left with a huge smile and yummy candle.

Bill Rothery • Dec 2019


A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxed class. In order to get more from the downtime waiting for candles to dry it would be good to learn more about candle mould making, multiple wicks and a wider appreciation of the world of candle making. Tara is lovely, relaxed and very hospitable.

Sharon Kenny • Dec 2019


Tara was great. Interesting and funny. Just love the candles we made. Would do again.

Lauren • Dec 2019


Very inspiring teacher, full of knowledge about candle making. And we made beautiful scented candles :)

Elisabeth Agostino • Dec 2019


A great class lead by a passionate teacher in Tara.
Informative and fun and I loved learning a new skill.
Everything was professionally presented and prepared so we could use the time we had well.
An awesome afternoon!

Candle Making Workshop review by Elisabeth Agostino Sydney

Chris Scott • Nov 2019


Fantastic workshop - the candle making process was clearly explained, the choice of scents was brilliant (we will definitely be back!) and the final product we made and took home felt like a really premium item. The sparkling wine and cheese board was a great addition.

David Thomson • Nov 2019


Would highly recommend to anyone who’s interested in candle making! You can tell the instructor, Tara is super passionate and knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease.

Eliza Judd • Nov 2019


An amazing class! Tara was insightful, helpful and made the class heaps of fun! Great natural materials and a fantastic afternoon.

Taryn Hayler • Nov 2019


The teacher was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and passionate. The venue was a cute little shop and had a lovely vibe. The products we used were of high quality and I love my candle!

Candle Making Workshop review by Taryn Hayler Sydney

Julian Rifkin • Nov 2019


Tara is very knowledgeable and a great guide. Her shop is the perfect, intimate space for a workshop of this type. Highly recommend.

Sam Davison • Oct 2019


Our team very much enjoyed our candle making experience with Tara! The Provider Store was a lovely venue - especially the smell of all the candles. The materials she provided were high quality, and we loved the re-usable, multi-purpose teacup. The cheese board and champagne was a nice touch, definitely adding good value for money. We would 100% return for another candle making workshop - or even potato printing!

Sharon Chan • Oct 2019


We hosted a hens event at Tara’s studio and we really enjoyed her class! We loved how thoughtful she was throughout the class and it was the little things she did from the cheese platter and drinks provided to being really informative about the candle making - it was such a great experience! Would definitely recommend this to people! Thank you Tara for giving us such a great class and being such good company!

Candle Making workshop review by Sharon Chan Sydney

Joanne White • Oct 2019


I loved this class with Tara on Saturday. Tara was a great teacher very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. I have already lit my candle and it smells lovely and to know I have a Japanese Tea Cup after the was has all gone it a great bonus.
We had a great group of people in our class on Saturday so that was an added bonus.
Thanks Tara

Candle Making workshop review by Joanne White Sydney

Gabbie Koak • Oct 2019


She was friendly, inspirational and knowledgeable.
Had a great time making candles with her.
She made us feel welcomed and give attention into details by asking each one of us if we need any special needs.

Andrew Zafra • Oct 2019


Made candles, amazing experience and the teacher provided such an awesome experience with her knowledge

Candle Making Workshop review by Andrew Zafra

Chelsea Love • Oct 2019


Awesome class to experience candle making. Owner is super knowledgeable and passionate. I took this class with my boyfriend and we had a great time!

Candle Making Workshop review by Chelsea Love Sydney

Stuart • Sep 2019


This was such a really nice, relaxed and fun experience. Tara the owner proprietor of Provider Store is an amazing human being from Central Coast with a beautiful pup who really loves what she does.
The candles smell fantastic - although I dropped mine getting out of the car :( (luckily I bought a spare!)
Definitely a sustainable business worth supporting via cheese, wines and making your own candle!
We will be back for certain!

Candle Making Workshop review by Stuart

Caroline • Jul 2019


The class was fun and informative, and you get a nice smelling soy wax candle out of it.

Candle Making Workshop review by Caroline

Bonnie Chai • Aug 2019


Amazing, Tara is absolutely amazing! The atmosphere was perfect and the way Tara described everything was just perfect. I will be hosting my birthday party here!

Ashima Chandel • Aug 2019


The teacher was really helpful she catered to all the questions and gave tips to make a good candle

Talisah Reid • Aug 2019


The class was so fun! Tara was a great instructor, who was very knowledgeable and engaging. We had an absolute blast making the candles and will be back for a refill soon.

Douglas Noble • Jul 2019


My girlfriend and I both thought this workshop was great fun, being taught by Tara how to create a candle was an awesome way to spend an afternoon.
We both chose a different scent and have already tried doing it ourselves at home. Thanks Tara!

Candle Making Workshop review by Douglas Noble

Phoebe Rogers • Jul 2019


Loved this class so much! Tara is warm and passionate, the candles are delicious and easy to make, and yummy nibbles provided! Can’t recommend enough

Christina Cardillo-Zallo • Jul 2019


Tara was so friendly and humourous. Very helpful in answering questions and giving tips for how to fix things that may go wrong.

Candle Making workshop review by Christina Cardillo-Zallo Sydney

Emeline Caunt • Jul 2019


It was an amazing experience. The teacher was super helpful and we learnt more than we thought about candle making. We got to go home with a beautiful handmade candle in a gorgeous Japanese handmade teacup. Would highly recommend it!

Samantha Kirby • Jul 2019


Tara is very friendly, knowledgeable, talented and has great taste in cheese! Class was great, very interesting and walked away with a lovely candle in a beautiful cup I can use at home. Highly recommend!

Candle Making workshop review by Samantha Kirby

Kelly Chen • Jul 2019


I loved Tara's class. You leave the class with a beautiful product plus, Tara is one of the most beautiful and down to earth person I have ever met.

Rachel Symonds • Jul 2019


Loved this class would definitely recommend to anyone, Tara was great and good central location

Candle Making Workshop review by Rachel Symonds

Ornella Jebrail • Jul 2019


My favorite part of the entire class was the teacher.
Not only was she very helpful and down to earth but all of her materials as well as her business as a whole are sustainably conscious. I liked it so much I might even go again just to make candles and hang out - highly recommend it!

Carla Clement • Jun 2019


Tara was super lovely and very informative about the process! The class was fun and light hearted and the cheese platters yum! The little shop front and wares are also to die for!

Elizabeth Downe • Jun 2019


Highly recommend, fun and laidback class. The handmade Japanese tea mug and sophisticated scents give you the most beautiful candles! Tara can refill the candles or you can use them for tea, plus there’s champagne and nibbles, so you really get your money’s worth.

Mina Kitsos • Jun 2019


Absolutely loved this class Would highly recommend - lovely setting, teacher, and incredible final product to take home

Alicia Druery • Jun 2019


My daughter and I loved the candle making course with Tara. We ended up with a beautiful candle each in a Japanese teacup. I love that we can reuse the cup. Tara was great, really helpful and informative. We had a great afternoon. Thank you.

Katie Murgatroyd • Jun 2019


A beautiful class where every detail was thought about! Thanks so much Tara for teaching us all the tricks, giving us a beautiful container we can keep forever, and providing an excellent cheese board! Would absolutely recommend!

Louisa Luong • May 2019


Cute! Fun! Wholesome! Night! Tara was a crowd favourite, candles were an absolute hit — we especially loved the Japanese ceramic tea cup that houses the candle too ~~ 10/10 would recommend to a friend :~)

Georgina Bray • Apr 2019


Such a great class, the venue was a beautiful workshop in the heart of Surry Hills. Tara was very knowledgeable and a great teacher, which made the afternoon such a good experience.

Vivian Zhang • Apr 2019


Excellent choice? Tara’s shop was lovely and easy to find! Great atmosphere, detailed instruction in class, friendly and warming! Absolutely amazing experience

Kerri O'Keefe • Mar 2019


Tara is a great teacher and the candle making workshop is taught in a relaxed, informal environment. Beautiful products and the cheese and bubbles are a lovely touch.

Malisa Bickell • Mar 2019


Tara was fun, informative and super friendly! Would absolutely recommend this workshop. I feel inspired.

Candle Making workshop review by Malisa Bickell Sydney

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