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Candle-Pouring for Impact

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Penney & Cynthia

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join us at our handMADE production space in DTLA and learn the art of candle-pouring. This workshop is led by women artisans in our job training program here at MADE by DWC. This social impact experience inspires and distributes vital information about ending women’s homelessness in Los Angeles as 100% of proceeds go towards programming here at the Downtown Women’s Center. We’ll begin the workshop with an introduction to candle-pouring, and then, with guidance from our artisans, you’ll apply your own creative twist as you develop three, all-natural and unique artisan quality soy candles. Your new candles will make an amazing addition to any home, or a fabulous gift for that special someone (or three). Throughout the workshop, you’ll be able to learn the stories of our artisans and mingle with fellow workshoppers. Light refreshments will be provided, and you'll have the opportunity to shop in our Resale Boutique full of trendy designer and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories – also run by the women in our job training program!
Join us at our handMADE production space in DTLA and learn the art of candle-pouring. This workshop is led by women artisans in our job training program here at MADE by DWC. This social impact experience inspires and distributes vital information about ending women’s homelessness in Los Angeles as 100% of proceeds go towards programming here at the Downtown Women’s Center. We’ll begin the workshop with an introduction to candle-pouring, and then,…

What's included

  • Food
    Light fare will also be provided. Please let us know of any dietary restric...
  • Drinks
    We’ll provide complimentary coffee from our very own MADE by DWC cafe, whic...
From €53
/ person

Meet your host, Penney & Cynthia

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 3 Reviews
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We lead MADE by DWC’s production space in DTLA, where we provide 1200+ hours of training for up to 30 artisans annually as a part of our transitional job-training program. We each discovered our own insatiable passion for the nuance and art of candle-making while employed by the social enterprise in 2016 and 2018, respectively, where we now work as regular employees and specialize in teaching, training, and developing custom scents for both our brand and for custom private label projects.
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About the organization: Downtown Women's Center



The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. Founded in 1978, DWC envisions a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability through housing, wellness, and advocacy.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Downtown Women's Center.

Where you'll be

We'll conduct our workshop in our very own production space, located in the heart of DTLA, which is located behind our trendy Resale Boutique and just next door to some of our permanent housing for formerly homeless women.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Chhun
December 2019
Great experience for a great cause. There are other Experiences that are similar but this was certainly unique. We loved that it was part of something greater and it was helping the women's shelter. We walked in not knowing about candle making, left with some great smelling, beautiful candles and learned about the community. We drove up from Orange County to take the class and made a day of it by walking around downtown as well. They offer take home kits to make your own candles that we got as well. My only side note is that it doesn't take the full 2 hours for the class, there's downtime in the middle and then you're back to finishing up your project toward the end. All in all, it was great. We left feeling happy that we took the class. We highly recommend taking the class!
Great experience for a great cause. There are other Experiences that are similar but this was certainly unique. We loved that it was part of something greater and it was helping th…
Josh
June 2019
I had a really nice Saturday AM learning about the DWC, its mission, and having an opportunity to discover some of the skills that its team of women are using to help support the organization and bring job training to their staff. I was able to take with me a new experience, their heartfelt stories of how they became involved with the DWC, as well as some fantastic and wonderfully scented candles- which I have already shared with friends and family! I highly recommend this opportunity to anyone interested in both candle-making, and supporting a noble cause.
I had a really nice Saturday AM learning about the DWC, its mission, and having an opportunity to discover some of the skills that its team of women are using to help support the o…
Angelita
June 2019
Their stock of fragrances is extensive. I knew nothing of candle making but in retrospect getting to compare the scents in person and being able to test mixtures is super helpful. Miss Penny and Miss Cynthia were of course kind and knowledgeable. They shared about the org’s mission and how this art plays a part in changing lives. Great experience overall!
Their stock of fragrances is extensive. I knew nothing of candle making but in retrospect getting to compare the scents in person and being able to test mixtures is super helpful.…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.