Well, aren't you a vocal bunch?! Based on your emails, it seems that while many of you like a pro to paint your personalised candles for you, others want to come and do their own. So, we're going to offer casual candle painting workshops on the second and fourth Saturday's of every month, from midday - 4pm at the hive in Brookvale. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Whether you're looking for a creative activity to do on your own, a fun way to spend a few hours with friends, an activity to do with your kids or simply an avenue to make something that is EXACTLY what you want for your decor, or a completely unique, heartfelt gift, we've got it covered. We've also done these in the past as kids birthday parties and corporate team building days. To book: Call (02) 9905 1188 or email the hive
Time: midday - 4pm, 2nd and 4th Saturday's of every month
Cost: $20 (covers painting materials, hand finishing of your individual candle/s and a bottomless cup of the best tasting tea you've ever had in your life)! If you're making an afternoon of it with friends, feel free to bring along your own bottle of wine and/or champagne... we're happy to provide glasses. The cost of the candle/s you paint is additional based on the size/s you choose. Pricing for the pillar candles as follows:
10cm narrow - $29.95
15cm narrow - $39.95
20cm narrow - $49.95
10cm medium - $49.95
15cm medium - $69.95
20cm fat - $89.95
Depending on the thickness of your artwork and how much of a rush you're in, we may be able to finish your candle on the day or it will be available for pick up the following week. We can, of course, also send it to you (cost of shipping additional).
What to bring: An apron so that you don't get paint all over you. Food if you're going to be hungry.
We have hundreds of examples of candles that other people have painted at our workshops over the years to provide you with some creative stimulation. In my experience, it's pretty hard to go wrong. For some reason once you wrap that piece of art around a beeswax candle, they somehow always look amazing. Watch the video below to see some examples of what others have done.
The dates of the 2nd and 4th Saturday's of the month for the remainder of 2014 are as follows:
October - 11th and 25th
November - 8th and 22nd
December - 13th (we'll be closed on 27th Dec for our annual break)
We will publish dates for 2015 once the hive reopens in mid January.
Feel free to call if you have any questions, otherwise, hopefully we'll have a chance to meet more of you at the hive over the coming months.