LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Carnegie Hall’s 2023 Classes & Workshops continue Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., with an Appalachian Heritage Class, Beginner Soapmaking, with Tommye Rafes.
Rafes’ beginner class prepares students for her more advanced pouring-style classes. This allows students to have a hand-on experience right away, by participating in the introduction-style class followed by a design-your-own soap pour class on the same day.
Beginning Soapmaking uses the cold process (CP) soap making method. This class gives the student information about oils, butters, fragrances and essential oils so that students can create their own soaps. Rafes will demonstrate how to make all-natural soap from scratch using natural ingredients, how to calculate how much soap is needed to fill a mold and how to create recipes. Each student will go home with a beginner’s recipe for making soap and one bar of homemade soap.
Section 1 takes place on Saturday, March 11, and Section 2 takes place on Saturday, March 18. Both Sections are from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Class size is limited, and students must be at least 18 years old.
Once students have taken the beginner class, there are four different pour-technique, hands-on workshops from which to choose. Two are on the same day as the beginner classes, so students can do them all in one day.
Classes include Learn the “Drop Swirl” technique on Saturday March 11, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., learn the ‘In the Pot Swirl’ technique on Saturday March 18, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., learn the ‘One Pot Wonder’ technique on Saturday April 1, from 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m., and learn the ‘Tiger Swirl’ technique on Saturday April 1, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Automatic scholarships are available for students 50 years of age and over. Prices include all materials.