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Learn How to Make Soap with Kulina Alchemy - Workshops Offered at Your Venue

 My workshops are suitable for everyone, including children,

as it does not involve the traditional soap making techniques, so no lye exposure is involved.

The process is fun and successfully allows for the soap to be made and immediately used the next day.

About Rubber Duckie SAbout Mini Rubber Duckie Soap - Create Your Own Soap Workshopoap

Create Your Own Soap - Parent & Child (6-11 yrs.)

Getting little ones to wash their hands isn't always an easy task. That's sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie bars of soap.


This workshop is designed for children ages 6 to 11 and parents, grandparents or guardians of all ages. Each participant, including the adults, will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding cosmetic grade colors, glitter and fragrances. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the concoction has cooled slightly, we will embed the rubber duckies and decorate the tops with white soap creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home. The soap can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with one 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” wide x 2.75” high.

Since the soap can get hot, in order to melt, a parent or guardian must be present to lend a helping hand and may make their own soap too!


Audience size: up to 20 participants - 60 min. program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up) $175 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials

Audience size: up to 40 participants - 60 min. program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up) $225 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials. I will bring an assistant for this group.


Build a BetterBuild a Better Soap Workshop Soap (17 yrs. & up)

Have fun and learn by hands-on experience in this soap making class!


This workshop is designed for adults and we will be exploring soap making. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Participants will be using clear glycerin based soap, colorants, blending essential oils, cosmetic grade glitter, gentle exfoliants and embedding floating rubber duckies, toys and other objects.


At the end of the workshop, each participant will take their approximately 4 oz. handmade soap home which can be unmolded the next day and used right away.




Audience size: up to 20 participants - 60 min. program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up)

$175 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials

Audience size: up to 40 participants - 60 min. program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up) $225 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials. I will bring an assistant for this group.





Aquarium Goldfish Soap - Create Your Own Soap WorkshopAquarium Goldfish Soap

Create Your Own Soap - Parent & Child

(6-11 yrs.)

It will be a lot easier to get little ones to hop in the shower after they create their own goldfish bars of soap!


This workshop is designed for children ages 6 to 11 and parents, grandparents or guardians of all ages. Each participant will make their own soapy creations using glycerin based soap and adding colors and fragrances. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap base has cooled slightly, we will add color, embed the goldfish and plants and add cosmetic grade glitter and fragrance (optional). At the end of the workshop each participant will take home two handmade soaps. The following day, the soaps can be unmolded and used right away. Soaps are approximately 2.5 oz. each with two 1.75” goldfish and overall measurements of 3.50 wide” x .50” high.

Since the soap can get hot, in order to melt, a parent or guardian must be present to lend a helping hand and may make their own soap too!


Audience size: up to 20 participants - 60 min. program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up) $175 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials

Audience size: up to 40 participants - 60 min. program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up) $225 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials. I will bring an assistant for this group.


 





Build Your Own Rubber Duckie Soap or Aquarium Goldfish Soap (12-16 yrs.Build Your Own Floating Rubber Duckie and Sunken Goldfish Soaps Workshop)

Kulina Alchemy military rubber duckie soap

hand made

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A Short History of the Rubber Duckie

The first duckie

By Anabelle Bernard Fournier

In the 1940s, a sculptor by the name of Peter Ganine made the first rubber duck. In order to make a living, he patented many of his animal sculptures and had them reproduced as toys - and this is where the first commercial rubber duck comes from. This first edition of the floating toy, made of plastic instead of natural rubber, was extremely popular, even by today's standards: over 50 million of them were sold. The patent mentions "upcapsizeable duck", which means that the duck can float. From there, the rubber duck made its way into the bathrooms, hearts and minds of Americans.

To read more… https://www.thespruce.com/short-history-of-the-rubber-duckie-326954

Meet the World’s Most

Controversial Inflatable Yellow Duck

By Cara Giaimo

“Rubber Duck” is the creation of Dutch sculptor Florentijn Hofman, and is, in the words of one of its most vocal critics, “easily the most visible public conceptual artwork in the world today.” When the duck visits cities, hundreds of thousands of people flock to visit it.

To read more… http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-the-worlds-most-controversial-inflatable-yellow-duck

Gariné’s background

Developed and instituted curriculum at:

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA - Youth Instructor 1988-1995

Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA - Youth Instructor 1991-1994

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA - Assistant Supervisor 1988-1990

Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA - Graphic Design Instructor 1988

Summer’s World Center for the Arts, Worcester, MA - Arts Coordinator/Instructor/Arts in the Parks 1987-1988


Soap making workshops are also listed with the Massachusetts Libraries Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) at https://mblc.state.ma.us/directories/performers/programs.php  

Aquarium Goldfish Soaps

Have fun and learn by hands-on experience in our soap making workshop! Make your own scented soaps - the process is fun and easy to make!


During this workshop we will be exploring the art of soap making. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Participants will be using clear glycerin based soap, colorants, essential oils, cosmetic grade glitter and embedding toys such as rubber duckies and goldfish.

At the end of the workshop each participant will take home one rubber duckie soap or two aquarium goldfish handmade soaps which can be unmolded the following day and used right away. The goldfish soaps are approximately 2.5 oz. each with two 1.75” goldfish and overall measurements of 3.50” wide x .50” high. The rubber duckie soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” wide x 2.75” high.


Audience size: up to 20 participants - 60 min. Program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up)

$175 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials

Audience size: up to 40 participants - 60 min. program (plus 30 min. set-up and approximately 30 min. clean up) $225 +$4 per soap, per participant for the cost of materials. I will bring an assistant for this group.