Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (Map)

Join HCCC’s Tarina Frank to learn the basics of melt-and-pour soap while experimenting with bright colors and embedded shapes. Watch a live Zoom demonstration, and find inspiration from a variety of samples before you create your own recipe. Using a materials kit that can be picked up before the workshop, select a color and fragrance to add to a soap base, and play with endless possibilities of layering and embedding brightly colored soap shapes. Mix and match essential oils to create your own smell bouquet to pair with your uniquely designed soap.

No experience necessary. Participants will be provided with a materials kit, including two molds, three color choices, and three different essential oils to create approximately two lbs. of soap.  The kit will be available for pick up at HCCC the week before the workshop or can be mailed for an additional cost. Please note that some materials, such as glass jars and a candy thermometer, are not provided (see list of materials not included in kit below).

$85 for Non-Members
$70 for HCCC members

Register online here.

Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. Registration is open through August 20th and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over).

Kits can be picked up at HCCC between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on August 19 – 20. If you are unable to pick up your kit during that time frame, please email  Kits can be mailed to you for an additional cost of $15; however, make sure to register no later than August 12th at 5 PM.

Materials Included in Kit

  • Approximately 3 lbs. of soap, half clear and half white
  • One large soap mold
  • Smaller mold for embedded shape
  • Three soap dyes
  • Three different essential oils
  • Alcohol sprayer

Materials Not Included in Kit

  • Microwave or double boiler
  • Glass jars
  • Knife
  • Candy thermometer (optional)

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their registration, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.