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‘A Rushlight Identity’ workshop explores “Identity” using wax as a vehicle whilst also serving as an introduction to candle-making.
The “rushlight” candle was invented in Ancient Egypt in 3000BCE. The stem of a rush is stripped of most of its tough outer fibre to expose the pith, which is then dipped in melted fat and used as a taper for illumination. It takes repeated dippings to produce a candle. I think this is an apt name for a workshop exploring identity whilst candle-making.
Sample Demo session.
An introduction to candle-making demonstration. Guests explore the types of wax, the candle-making process to completed candle.
We have Beginner and Intermediate sessions also, where guests can learn to make their own candles to take home. This includes:- A Pillar Candle, a Container Candle, A Designer Candle, tea-light, votive and floating candles.
Guest will learn about using natural botanics, crystals, colour and fragrance as therapy for general well-being.
Below is a sample of a demo session.
|Types of Wax
|Wax, Water and Identity – What is the natural state of H2O?
· Individual pellet – person/citizen
· Collective weight – Society/community
· Mould (Use Jigsaw pieces Mould)
|Free-Will vs. Determinism
· Childhood Trauma
· Labels (race, religion, gender, etc.)
· Expectations of others
|Painting Jigsaw piece Candles||Participant Individual expression|
|Completing the jigsaw||Birth day celebration of new awareness of self.
Wrapping of candles to take home.
A birth day gift to yourself.
Spark New Ideas
The candles featured are samples from the following Pen & Wax Paper Brands:-
“Design Your Own Candle”
“Afternoon Tea at The Candle Shop”
“Eve of Luton (Evolution)”
“Sugar & Spice”
“Love Yourself – (Like your life depends on it!)”
Pen & Wax Paper’s “A Rushlight Identity” Workshop – By Naz Knight. Pen and Wax Paper is the commercial branch of NINE RED Presents… (CIC).
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