Est. 1949  Candle Making Supplies  Over 70 Years of Quality

Candle Making Classes

Do you want to start your own business? Become your own boss? Or simply start a new hobby? Find a new way to entertain your kids? Look no further, learn candle making from our team of experts. General Wax & Candle Co. has been in the business for over 70 years, making some the best quality candles in the industry. Browse through our catalog of in-person and digital classes to learn new skills!


*Each session's minimum age is 12+ and any students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who has also paid for the course.*


Good to Know

  • All classes begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. unless we have indicated otherwise.


  • There's plenty of safe, free parking available for your convenience.


  • All class costs are non-refundable and non-transferable for merchandise credit.



All classes take place at our Factory Store located at:

6863 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605

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Beginners Candle Making Class:

All the Basics

Class size is limited and will fill up fast. Class costs are non-refundable and begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Our beginners candle-making class will cover all the basics...

New to candle making, then this class is the perfect place to start. We will teach you how to make candles in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. We will supply all the needed material and the cool part is going home with 3 lovely candles that you made yourself.

Our expert instructor covers all the basics from safety, to needed materials, describing the waxes & additives to pouring the perfect candle, so you’ll have a good understanding by the end of class. All the students are facing each other so they can watch and learn seeing others make their candles too.

You will walk away from this class feeling empowered with your new knowledge about candle making and all the positive benefits you can experience from burning your new handmade candles.

Class is about 2 hours in length and you get all this for $29.99 per student.

Our classroom is located inside our candle store so after class you’ll have time to shop and prepare to make more candles on your own if you wish. And for those who want to start a business and learn more, we offer 2 more classes to enhance your skills. These 2 exciting classes go deeper into the science of candle making and problem solving as well as into the marketing and psychology of color and candle fragrance oil.

So join our family of candle artisans and become all you can in the wonderful world of candle making.

2023 Schedule of Beginners Candle Making Classes

  • Saturday, October 14th, 10:00 am
  • Saturday, November 4th, 10:00 am
  • Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 am
  • Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00 am
  • Saturday, December 16th, 10:00 am



Next Level Candle Making Class

General Wax and Candle Company is happy to announce that we will now offer a next-level candle-making class. We know many of you who have started a candle business need help to perfect your candles. In this class, our Instructor will educate you on how to make your candles burn cleaner and very importantly, make them smell better.

The instructor will cover in detail the different waxes used in candle making, breakdown the fragrances, and provide more insight into wick selections. This class is unlike any other class being taught and is tailored to those who are going into the candle business. We strive to make you better than your competition!


You MUST have some knowledge/experience about candle making business in order to get the best out of our next level candle-making class. You should sign up for our Beginners Candle Making Class before taking this class.

Our long-time teacher, Colton La Zar, will guide you through the challenges, explain in detail, and demonstrate with props the science of candle making. Colton has been in the practices for decades and worked for some of the largest candle manufacturers in North America and Asia. With a background in marketing, research, and development along with many years of working inside multiple candle factories, he'll focus on the important parts of candle making.

Class is approximately 2 - 3 hours and is limited to 16 students. The cost for the next level candle-making class is $149.99 per student. Now we're offering 50% OFF  for this class.

2023 Schedule of Next Level Candle-Making Class

  • Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00 am  FULL
  • Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 am
  • Saturday, December 9th, 10:00 am