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Winter Solstice Wishing Candles Workshop with CJ Shelton

  • Sat Dec 15, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sat Dec 15, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Studio 206, Alton Mill Arts Centre

In this season of magic why wish on a star when you can wish on a candle! We all know to make a wish when we blow out the candles on our birthday cake. Solstice candles follow pretty much the same principle by working with your intentions and goals for the year ahead.
Decorating a candle with specific symbols, words, colours and other special tokens that invoke the intentions you want to set is a beautiful activity for welcoming the return of the Sun on the winter Solstice (December 21), the shortest day of the year. What better way to celebrate then by lighting your special candle on Solstice Eve knowing that as the days begin getting longer again so too will your dreams grow.
Join artist CJ Shelton in her magical nature-filled studio for this fun and informative workshop. While decorating your own wishing candle you will hear stories about the First Light and learn how so many of our current Christmas customs have their origins in ancient cultural traditions that honoured the cycles of Nature.
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Times: Two Sessions available! Morning (10am-12noon) and afternoon (2-4pm).
Cost: $75 + HST per person (includes all materials)
Ages: Suitable for ages 12 and up!
PRE-REGISTRATION WITH FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED – please email or call 519-942-2018.