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Beeswax Candle Dipping

  • Gravel & Gold 3266 21st Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Beeswax Candle Dipping
with Hannah Vainstein
Thursday, November 12, 7:00-9:00PM
Gravel & Gold, 3266 21st Street, San Francisco
$85 includes materials

Make candles for your Thanksgiving table!

As the Winter Solstice approaches, I 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. In this class, you will learn 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 hearts content. I will also talk about the mystical properties of beeswax and its relationship to art, Goddess cults, and shamanic practices.

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 before attending The Slade School of Fine Art in London. She returned home to California to finish her arts education, but her experiences in England continue to inspire her and informed the creation of The Lower Lodge.

Earlier Event: November 12