Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Contact: Barbara DeAngelis
What started 20 years ago while exploring the social history and material culture of the 18th century and Colonial America; Barbara, the owner of Bonnie Brae Soaps discovered the nearly lost art of soapmaking. From rendering her own Tallow and ‘boiling’ soap over an open fire as a historical reenactor, she advanced to the more delicate art of Cold Process soapmaking. Today she creates Vegan soaps with natural colorants and essential oils as well as fanciful soaps with vibrant scents, colors and flair. By using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and the finest organic, sustainable oils and butters you can be assured of an environmentally conscious product. Barbara still does historical demonstrations for State and National Parks and offers private and group classes in Soap Making in New York and Texas.
Classes are available at her private studio in Upstate New York from April-September.
From October to March, she offers classes in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
To Book a class, workshop or event, follow this link: https://www.bonniebraesoaps.com/education
1pm - 4pm EST - Address given when the class is booked., Ballston Spa, NY
Have you been wanting to learn how to make your own soap, but wish there was someone there to help you through your first batch?
This is NOT a demonstration. You will be learning everything from the history and evolution of Soap, The science and the math involved as well as how soap can become a work of art. My home studio is small and intimate and so are my classes. Space is limited to 4 students.
This class is for adults only. Only exception is for age 16+ if accompanied by the parent. You will also be signing a waiver as we are working with caustic soda.
What you will get: Handouts on everything covered in the class (no need for copious notes except if I instruct you to write something down), List of suppliers for materials, A few basic recipes you can try at home including the one you will use during the class to create your own 2 pound loaf of soap.
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