Due to popular demand from Students around the World, we will now be conducting Skype Seminars !

Some students are more visual and find taking a seminar with me more practical than written online education.

At present we are offering candle design business seminars and Encaustic art workshops. All are taught one on one.




£2500 Includes 4 hours a day for 6 days plus all PDF formulas and 6 months email support

                FOUR DAY CONDENSED BUSINESS SET UP               

£1750 Includes 4 hours a day for 4 days plus all PDF formulas and 4 months email support



£1000 Includes 4 hours a day for 2 days plus info in starting a business or profitable hobby.

*20% deposit reserves the dates of your course and gives you all product details so you can set up your studio. 

The balance of course is due on commencing.


Students will be required to purchase all basic candle making equipment and have a workspace setup.

A list of what's needed will be supplied and you can source in your own country or with the contacts I give. This can be around £350. 

You will need a Skype connection in your studio and you will see me in mine, this way we interact each step of your journey in becoming a designer as if you were working with me.

For students that live too far to attend this is the next best form of education.

Studio Set up

When learning this new profession, all you need is a space of around 10ft x 10ft. From this space an experienced candle maker with 30 moulds can produce up to 100 candles a day. The mark up on creative work can be as much as 600%



''I recently did a one-on-one online candle making course with Gary Simmons and I have to say it was a great investment.  I am based in Italy and it was too difficult (and too expensive) for me to travel to Thailand.

So I did the course via Skype and I literally had Gary in my laboratory, talking me through everything I needed to know to move forward with my project.

I am new to candle making and have done several one day hobby courses but I couldn’t find anything that was at a professional level. 

Gary’s course filled that void and it was tailored specifically to my requirement – which was to produce scented container candles.   

Gary is extremely generous in sharing his knowledge and experience and most importantly, he gave me strategies and formulas to help me navigate my way through both the practical and commercial aspects of launching candle business.   

The Skype course was conducted over 4 days with homework each day and over that time, I was able to conduct a test burn in my laboratory and analyse the results immediately - it was if Gary was in the laboratory with me.

Gary was also very encouraging of my project and his feedback was honest, practical and relevant. If you are thinking about launching a candle making business, I thoroughly recommend Gary’s online-/Skype course as a great method of learning the ropes and creating momentum to move forward. 

I still have a long way to go but I feel far more confident in turning my dream into a reality.  Grazie Mille Gary!

Best wishes, Siobhan.'







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