Upcoming Soap Making Classes


Soap classes for every level, from beginner to advanced. Or perhaps a fun project to do with loved ones? I have you covered.

Check out my current offerings, below:

 

Beginning Soap Making: 
Traditional Cold-Process (CP) 

Peppermint Ice soap



Lisa: Soap Maker

Fall Class through BVSD LifeLong Learning 

Date/Location Options:
Class #23231
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 (6:30 PM to 9:00 PM)
Location: Southern Hills Middle School
Register Here: Beginning Soap Making, Traditional Cold Process

(OR)

Class #23232
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
(10:30 AM to 1:00 PM)
Location: Platt Middle School

Thoughtfully crafting your own soap with a few simple, skin supportive ingredients is both a creative and eco-savvy alternative to commercial “soaps” (actually detergents) that can wreak havoc on both the environment and your system. As an experienced, award-winning soap artisan, Lisa will show you how to elevate beginner soap design into something special.

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

NOTE: 
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.

Want a soap class for a younger child? Check out our Parent/Child Glycerin Soap Class on October 23rd (below)!

Cancellation/COVID policies:
Please don't come to class if you feel unwell. 

Cancellation and Covid policies are listed on the Lifelong Leaning registration page. Please check updated policies at registration as the pandemic situation continues to be fluid.

 

Holiday Adult/Child 
Glycerin (Melt-And-Pour) Soap Making 

Adult/Child Glycerin Soap making

Fall Classes through Dharma's Garden or BVSD LifeLong Learning 

Date/Location Options:
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
Class cost: $80.00 (+ materials fee) per parent/child pair
Location: Dharma's Garden, North Boulder (Note: This is an outdoor class)
Register Here: (link to come)

OR 

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2022 (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
Class cost: $80.00 (+ materials fee) per parent/child pair
Location: Manhattan School of the Arts
Register hereHoliday Parent/Child Soap Class
Class #23248

Here's a wonderful recipe to kick-off the Holidays: You and your child learn to create gorgeous designs with melt-and-pour (MP) glycerin soap! MP is an excellent choice for a beginner soap making project - with no lye to handle and no cure time involved, each participant will leave class with finished, gem-like, sparkly soap ready for use. Choose between making full-sized or creating adorable "minis" - perfect for guests, favors, or friend gifts!

MP soap

In this two-hour class, we'll use cosmetic micas with your choice of clear or white bases, plus creative flourishes (like soap embeds: gummy bears, hearts, curls, mermaid tails, and more!), to create unique works of soap art. You'll leave with finished, packaged, gorgeous little soaps and wonderful memories of making them together! 

MP soap


Cancellation/COVID policies:
Please don't come to class if you feel unwell. 

Cancellation and COVID policies are listed on both the Dharma's Garden and BVSD LifeLong Learning registration page. Please check updated policies at registration as the pandemic situation continues to be fluid.

 

Soap Recipe Formulation + Natural Color
in Cold-Process (CP) Soap

 Plant-infused Soap oils

Fall Class through Courageous Soap 

Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class cost: $45.00 (material fee included)
Register Here: Courageous Soap Formulation/Color Class

So, you've made a few batches of soap and are now ready to dig into creating your own soap recipes, plus you're curious about how ingredients impact your design options. 

Bring your laptop and follow along as we walk through the finer points of using lye, fragrance oil, and essential oil calculators. You'll get a fuller picture of how fatty acids work in your designs, as well as how different oils, additives and scents impact set-up time, color clarity, and bar feel. I'll also go over different methods of working with natural color. 

In this class we'll also cover common pitfalls (False trace! Elusive emulsion! Volcano soap! to name a few). Bring soap fails and/or questions - we'll see if we can diagnose the situation. 

NOTE: This is a formulation class for those who have a basic knowledge of soap making/have made a few Cold Process Soap batches. 

We don't make soap in this class, rather, this is hands-on practice of the skills listed. You'll leave class with copious notes, practice on how to create soap recipes, work with scents, use natural color and additives, plus your own original recipes to try.