Dec 15

Winter Solstice Wishing Candles Workshop with CJ Shelton

Dec 15th, 2018 10:00 am to Noon

Alton Mills Arts Centre
1402 Queen St. West, Studio 206
Alton, Caledon, Ontario L7K 0C3

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In the 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. Wishing candles follow pretty much the same principle.

Decorating a candle with specific symbols, words, coloured ribbon and other special tokens not only makes a unique gift idea but is a fun 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, making a wish and visualizing it coming true, 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 and pagan traditions that honoured the cycles of Nature.

If you have taken this workshop previous years, this season will have a new added surprise element and new trimmings for your special Yule candle!

PRE-REGISTRATION WITH FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED – please email artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca or call 519-942-2018

Categories: Community, Family, Seasonal

Cost: $75 + HST per person (includes all materials)

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