Date: Monday, May 8
Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre
Cost: $30 (Arts Whsitler member) / $35 (non-member) + $25 supplies
ART LAB: Introduction to the Art of Incense Making
Learn how to make your own, all-natural incense! You will learn the ancient art of traditional whole-herb incense-making from the gathering of ingredients to methods of burning.
Discuss the different kinds of incense and methods of creation, touch on the basics of scent-mixing, and delve into the world of herbs and their amazing natural properties. Mix your own scents from the natural ingredients provided or use one of a number of recipes. You will learn the different techniques for burning loose-incense, as well as the different ways to turn these mixtures into combustible incense, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
WHAT YOU GET:
Participants will create a vial of loose incense, one set of incense pellets, and one set of sticks or cones and walk away with instruction and handouts for:
- Basic Incense-Making Materials and Equipment
- Incense Ingredient List
- Basic Incense-Making Instructions
- Directions for Making an Incense Stove
- Sample Incense Recipes
- Herbal Information Chart
Hazel Lynn has been making incense for over six years. When her daughter was a baby, Hazel became more aware of products used to create incense and their effect on your well-being. Always an incense-enthusiast, she would often come up against the common problem of not knowing what kind of incense to buy. Why do some smell so great when some just smell like smoke? When both are supposedly the same scent, why does one give you a headache? On a mission to find out, Hazel delved into the world of incense and herbs, extensively researching the industry and process. What she discovered was eye-opening and led her create her own incense. Using ancient traditional incense-making methods she began making her own line of whole-herb incense using just barks, leaves, herbs, and other parts of plants.