Upcoming Soap Making Classes


NOTE: To keep everyone as safe as possible during the uncertainty of the current pandemic, we're scheduling the following classes either outside (masks required, limited # of participants) or online. We're doing all we can to follow CDC and state guidelines, but by signing up you're acknowledging the inherent (though hopefully minimal) risk that is present in any group activity at this time.

PLEASE do NOT attend class if you aren't feeling well. Refund policies are listed after in-person class descriptions.

Beginning Soap Making: 
Traditional Cold-Process (CP) 

Three Leaf Farm

Summer Class through 
Three Leaf Farm, Lafayette

(Register through Three Leaf Farm, here)

Date: Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class cost: $65.00 (material fee included)*
 

By this point, we all know that washing hands/masking-up/social distancing are the easiest ways to stay healthy. So why not make soap outside with pastoral farm sounds adding to the atmosphere? Clean and green, for sure!

Bring your fanciest face mask and join us at Three Leaf Farm, the perfect setting to learn a great new skill, while observing safety protocols (masks, distancing, being in fresh air!) to keep us all extra safe as we navigate our way back to in-person classes.

We'll discuss the value of bypassing commercial “soaps” - actually detergents that can wreak havoc on both the environment and your system beyond dry skin. Thoughtfully crafting your own soap with a few simple, skin supportive ingredients is both a creative and environmentally savvy alternative. As an experienced, award-winning soap artisan, I'll show you some tips that elevate beginner soap design into something special.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basics of making classic cold-process soap. We'll review safety tips, create a beginners' supply list, and get creative with customization techniques. You'll leave inspired with simple recipes, a resource list, handcrafted soap, and (quite possible) a happy obsession with a new creative pursuit. :)

NOTE: 
Because we work with basic chemistry (combining fats/oils with lye), this class is for adults (16+ years) - not recommended for younger children. 
You're welcome to do this class with an older teen, but please note that the fee is per participant.

*COVID-19 cancellation policy:
Registered, but feeling sick before class (or just found out you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID)? For everyone's safety, PLEASE do NOT attend class!
Three Leaf Farm will refund payment or award you a credit for another class. Please contact them @ 720-334-4724 for details.

Beginning Soap Making: 
Traditional Cold-Process (CP) 

Make CP Soap!

(Register through BVSD Lifelong Learning - link to come)* 

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Category: Craft and Creation
Class: #19954
Class cost: $45.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Be sure to bring your mask for another outside soap class, this time in South Boulder in the courtyard at Southern Hills Middle School. It's the perfect setting to learn a new, addictive skill, while observing safety protocols (masks, distancing, being in fresh air!) to keep us all extra safe as we navigate our way back to in-person classes.


You'll still learn the value of bypassing commercial “soaps” - actually detergents that can wreak havoc on both the environment and your system beyond dry skin. Thoughtfully crafting your own soap with a few simple, skin supportive ingredients is both a creative and environmentally savvy alternative. As an experienced, award-winning soap artisan, I'll show you some tips that elevate beginner soap design into something special.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basics of making classic cold-process soap. We'll review safety tips, create a beginners' supply list, and get creative with customization techniques. You'll leave inspired with simple recipes, a resource list, handcrafted soap, and (quite possible) a happy obsession with a new creative pursuit. :)

NOTE: 
Because we work with basic chemistry (combining fats/oils with lye), this class is for adults (16+ years) - not recommended for younger children. 
You're welcome to do this class with an older teen, but please note that the fee is per participant.

*COVID-19 cancellation policy: 
Registered, but feeling sick before class (or just found out you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID)? For everyone's safety, PLEASE do NOT attend class! 
BVSD Lifelong Learning will award you a credit for a future class. Please contact them at lifelong.learning@bvsd.org for details.

NEW: VIRTUALl Formulating
Cold Process Soap Recipes 
Masked soaper!

(Register through BVSD Lifelong Learning - link to come)* 

Date: Saturday, November 7th, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Category: Craft and Creation
Class: #19955
Class cost: $30.00
Materials Fee: $25.00
 
Congratulations - you've successfully produced a few batches of hand-crafted soap, and now you're ready to formulate your own recipes! But where to start? 
In this VIRTUAL (online) class, we'll not only go in-depth into using an online soap calculator (and review what all those terms like "lauric", "myristic", "stearic", etc. actually mean), but also dig into how base oil choices, temperatures, colorants, and scents will affect your final designs. As time permits, we'll answer questions such as: Why soap at higher temps vs. lower ones? What is CPOP? What about scent blends? Come with your questions and be ready to formulate (we will screen share to help each other with calculations). You'll end class with detailed notes and a recipe of your design to try out in time for holiday giving!

This class is intended for those who know the basics of cold process soap making and have made a few soap batches. Note that we don't physically make soap in this class (see the September 26, 2020 Beginning Soap-Making: Traditional Cold-Process class to do that) but rather, come up with more advanced recipes that build off of the beginner class.
 
This will be an online Zoom class and as such requires both a computer (plus the basic knowledge on how to use it), and a reliable internet connection. You'll receive an invitation to join via a clickable Zoom link a few days before class.