Learn to make Cold Process and Hot Process Soaps using your own formulations.  Learn to
formulate your own soap, operate and understand the different kinds of lye calculators
available on the Internet and learn what you need to make specialty soap for problem skin.

Sydne Spencer, your instructor, has been a soap maker for over 15 years.  She specializes
in Goat Milk soap and lotion making, even developing her own methods to ensure the quality
of the products.

Classes are held in the spacious studio at  
THE ART TEACHER'S STUDIO in downtown
Fayetteville, TN.

Email: classes@spencersfarm.com or call (931) 438-8388 to reserve a class.

Schedule:
May 10 - Introduction to Soap Making
Cost: $35
Learn what is involved in soap making without the pressure of having to 'do it yourself'.  If you
have been researching soap making and want to see it done, this may be just the thing to
give you the confidence to make your first batch.  If you just want to know how involved it
really is, and might want to see it done by someone else before you decide whether its for
you or not, this is the perfect class for you.  Sydne will explain why she uses the ingredients
she uses, how to safely handle lye and raw soap, and explains the many different methods
of soap making while she makes two batches of soap from scratch right before your eyes.
The class lasts from 3 to 4 hours depending on how many questions are asked after the
demonstration. This is designed to be a very laid back, open give and take of information.
Bring a notebook and pencil, or your digital recording device so you can go back and refresh
yourself on the enormous amount of soap making treasure available during this class.

Cold Process Make and Take
Date tbd (June)
Cost $50
Prerequisites: None
During this class you will learn how to combine oils with lye and liquids to create a soap
recipe that is uniquely yours.  We will make several batches of cold process soap that you
will take home to cure for your bathing pleasure. Sydne will explain the properties of the
various oils and how to determine how much of each to use to get a soap that is not too
hard, not too soft, but is JUST RIGHT.

Hot Process Make and Take
Date tbd (July)
Cost $50
Prerequisites: None
During this class you will learn how to combine oils with lye and liquids to create a soap
recipe that is uniquely yours.  We will make several batches of Hot process soap that you
can use immediately. Sydne will explain the properties of the various oils and how to
determine how much of each to use to get a soap that is not too hard, not too soft, but is
JUST RIGHT.

Advanced Soap Making
Date tbd (Aug)
Cost $100
Prerequisite: Cold Process Make and Take or Hot Process Make and Take
Learn how to make fancy swirled soap, spa bars, liquid soap, and shampoo (with
conditioner even!)  There is lots of soaping in this class, so there isn't time to teach
soapmaking!  That's why this class has a prerequisite.  This is for experienced soapmakers
only.  But you don't have to have a lot of experience, you just need to have a good knowledge
of soap making theory and no fear of getting in there and doing a little work.

Lotions Make and Take
Date tbd (July & Sept)
Cost $50
Prerequisites: None
Have you ever wanted to use a lotion that wasn't full of petroleum byproducts? Or that would
make you look and feel 5 years younger, or smell like a million dollars, but didn't cost a
small fortune? This is the class for you.  Lotions can be made in your kitchen blender in
small quantities and you can control the ingredients 100%.  There are some safety rules to
ensure you have an immaculately sterile product, and you will learn them in this class.  After
you have been taught how to sterilize all your equipment and ingredients, Sydne will lead you
through making your first batch of lotion. Once you have learned how easy and fun lotion
making is, she will discuss various options for preservation and even the options available
for home lotion makers for testing your lotions if you decide you need to do that.

Beautiful, Easy Melt & Pour soap - Make & Take
Date tbd (Oct)
Cost $50
Prerequisites: None
Are you leery of bringing Lye into your home, do you have a fear of getting anywhere near the
loathsome stuff???? That's OK, you can make soap at home that doesn't require you to deal
with lye. Come learn how to make ordinary melt & pour glycerin soap into something really
special.
This is a perfect class for older children, too.
Group Soap Making Classes