Soap Making Classes

Soapmaking classes are held at the Summit Recreation Center in Canton.  Sharon is also available for private and small group lessons, parties and speaking engagements.

Classes are taught by Owner and Founder of The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company, Sharon Czekala. Sharon is an Advanced Certified Professional Soapmaker in Cold Process, Hot Process and Melt & Pour Soapmaking, a Certified Soapmaking Teacher, and a long-standing member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.

Soapmaking Classes at the Summit will resume in March 2017. Private and Small Group lessons are available anytime.

NEW Introduction to Cold Process Soapmaking

September 19, 2017 7-9 PM

February 6, 2018 7-9 PM

Interested in how soap is made but not sure if you want to sign up for a class? This introductory session is for you. Watch as we demonstrate the soapmaking process, see the tools and equipment needed and take home a sample soap.  This sort, demo class is designed to help you decide if soapmaking is right for you. We’ll answer all your questions and discuss each of our class offerings.

Cold Process I: Beginner

September 26, 2017 7-9 PM

November 7, 2017 7-9 PM

February 13, 2018 7-9 PM

Prerequisite: None

Learn to make all-natural, beautiful and fragrant soap in your own kitchen. This class will teach you the basics of oils, colors, process and scenting soap. Safety will be emphasized and everyone takes home a pound of fresh soap. Handmade soap makes great gifts and can be tailored to your skin type.

Ages 18 years and older

$65 Early Bird Rate, $68 Member, $75 Resident, $98 Non-resident

$15 Materials Fee due the night of class.

To register for classes, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

Melt & Pour I: Beginner

October 7, 2017 10-12 AM

 

Prerequisite: None

Learn to make  beautiful and fragrant soap in your own kitchen using a melt and pour soap base. This class will teach you the basics of choosing a base, colors, process and scenting soap. Safety will be emphasized and everyone takes home a pound of fresh soap. Handmade soap makes great gifts and can be tailored to your skin type.

Ages 8 years and older with an adult.

$65 Early Bird Rate, $68 Member, $75 Resident, $98 Non-resident

$15 Materials Fee due the night of class.

To register for classes, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

Melt & Pour: Holiday Gifts

December 9, 2017 10-12 AM

 

Prerequisite: None

Make beautiful Christmas soaps to use yourself a or give as a unique handmade gift. We’ll be using Christmas molds, colors and scents to create beautiful, fragrant holiday soaps.

Ages 8 years and older with adult

$65 Early Bird Rate, $68 Member, $75 Resident, $98 Non-resident

$15 Materials Fee due the night of class.

To register for classes, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

 

Celebration700REVCold Process II: Advanced Techniques

TBD

Prerequisite: Cold Process I or experience making CP soap.

Learn advanced techniques like swirling, layering and embedding to create beautiful and amazing soaps. Hands on class, and you take home the soap you make.

Ages 18 years and older

$65 Early Bird Rate, $68 Member, $75 Resident, $98 Non-resident

$15 Materials Fee due the night of class.

To register for classes, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

Cold Process II: All Natural

March 6, 2018  7-9 PM

Prerequisite: Cold Process I or experience making CP soap.

Learn to make all-natural, beautiful and fragrant soap in your own kitchen. This class uses only natural oils, colors, herbs, and essential oils. Safety will be emphasized and everyone takes home a pound of fresh soap. Handmade soap makes great gifts and can be tailored to your skin type. Age 18 and up.

To register for classes at the Canton Summit, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

 Cold Process III: Milk Soaps

November 28, 2017 7-9 PM

Prerequisite: Cold Process I or experience making CP soap.

Learn to make rich, creamy soaps using all types of milk. Safety will be emphasized and everyone takes home a pound of fresh soap. Handmade soap makes great gifts and can be tailored to your skin type. Age 18 and up.

$15 Materials Fee due the night of class.

To register for classes at the Canton Summit, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

Bubble and Fizz: Making Bath Bombs and Other Tub Treats

TBD

$65 Early Bird Rate, $68 Member, $75 Resident, $98 Non-resident

$15 Materials Fee due the night of class.

Bath Bombs are booming business, but you can make your own using simple ingredients. We”ll teach you the basics of bombs, bubble bars and bath melts in this fun, hands-on class.

Ages 8 years and older

Location: Summit recreation center in Canton, MI

To register for classes, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

Salt and Sugar Scrubs

TBD 

$65 Early Bird Rate, $68 Member, $75 Resident, $98 Non-resident

$15 Materials Fee due the night of class.

Learn to create exfoliating, moisturizing scrubs to use in the shower. You’ll learn techniques and tricks for turning natural ingredients like salt and sugar into a true spa experience. Class is offered to Youth and Adult students together, Ages 8 and up.

To register for classes, go to www.cantonfun.org or call 734.394.5460.

ROBM4127Have questions about our classes? Email Sharon at customerservice@michigansoap.com.

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