Candle Making Workshop | Illawarra

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First responder families from the Illawarra area, join us for a free candle making workshop in a beautiful barn located amongst the dairy farms. A great introduction to candle making, we will sit down at the large table and discuss candle safety, tips and tricks, waxes, wicks, scents and other candle making info. We then head to the high tables where you choose your fragrance and pour your own candles, all under guidance. This is all followed by a delicious afternoon tea. You’ll not only go home with your creations, you will also receive a detailed booklet so you can make your own candles at home.

An excellent way to learn a new skill and get the positive benefits associated with adult learning. Plus it’s a great way to connect with other local first responder families, as well as develop bonds with your partner or adult/ teenage family member. This Fortem activity can help improve self-esteem and contribution to self-identity through mental and physical stimulation provided by working on crafting project. Crafting can be a mindful activity, allowing you to be ‘in the moment’ while creating your project and achieving a sense of accomplishment.

SAFETY: This workshop is suitable for ages 16+. All safely equipment including hand sanitizer and a clean work space area is provided. As perfumes are being used to scent/ fragrance the candles, persons with perfume sensitivities should be cautious if choosing to attend this workshop.

This activity is free for first responder families. This class is recommended for adults, but a teenager aged 16+ may be registered to attend with you. All materials, tuition and afternoon tea are included. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please submit your interest to attend this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Fortem activities team.


Mar 27 2021


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


No Cost


Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team