Soap Making



Milk Soaps and More

Roberta Devers

Have you mastered basic soap making and now you're wondering what other liquids can be used in the lye and water portion? Come and take this course and learn that almost anything can be added to the "water". Beer, wine, tea, milks and more can be substituted, however most require special handling.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1876-0606    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 6, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Traditional Soap Making

Christine Eberhardt and Patricia Goldberg

Create soap just like Grandma, but better! Join Chrissey and Patricia for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon as you learn how to make soap that not only smells good but is all-natural and feels great on your skin. This fun class will teach you how to create soap using the cold-process and natural/organic ingredients. You will learn all about the basic process, oils, and the difference between fragrances and essential oils. You will create soap from a recipe while learning how to handle lye safely. Finally, you'll take home your hand-made soap. So, say good-bye to store-bought soap and start using soap you made yourself!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Make sure to wear old clothes and bring an apron. Chrissey will be teaching virtually with Patricia assisting on site.

Sessions:

1804-0613    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun June 13, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1804-0815    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1804-1003    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 3, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Soap Swirl and Design

Roberta Devers

Do you love the different designs you see in handmade soap? Then come to this advanced workshop and learn various swirling techniques that will take your plain bar of soap to the next level. We will learn the hanger swirl, drop swirl and the "in the pot" swirl. We may even do a layering technique if time permits! You will go home with a minimum of 10 bars of soap and after the 4-week curing process they will be ready for use or gifting. Are you a purist at heart? Do you love beautifully colored soap, but want to avoid any additives that are not natural? Come learn how to create all organic, naturally scented and colored bars of soap using herbs, flowers, roots and essential oils at the July 25th offering of this class, which will focus on the use of Natural Botanicals.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

A basic knowledge of soap making is needed for this class. Students should wear or bring an old long-sleeved shirt. NOTE: The July 25th class will focus on the use of Natural Botanicals.

Sessions:

1872-0411 This offering has already met      Sun April 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1872-0725    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 25, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Holiday Soap Making

Roberta Devers

Come and make soap for holiday gift giving! You will design and create a holiday soap scented with your favorite pines, peppermints and more. You can design your soap to look like cupcakes or other holiday treats! On the second day of class, you will cut the soap with a professional cutter, and design labels and will receive helpful hints for packaging. The timing of this class takes into account that soap must cure for 4 weeks prior to using.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $190 (members)         $230 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Basic Soapmaking is a pre-requisite for this class.

Sessions:

1877-1113    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 13, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 14, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm