The Eclectic Chic Boutique is a community collective of artisans, creators, artists and entrepreneurs. Founded by local artist and artisan Kristen Zachares, the Eclectic Chic Boutique is an online lifestyle shop that connects talented vendors with consumers looking to find hidden treasures.
Many of the artisans of the Eclectic Chic Boutique love sharing their knowledge and offer private craft classes in the Northern NJ area. Private classes can be individual or group workshops held at your home or a venue. Many of the instructors are also happy to participate in community programs at libraries, community centers or schools. Artisan Renee Marshall-McKinley will teach you how to craft your own bar or natural soap using the cold process technique. This class will include information on the chemistry of soap, how to handle lye and how to create different colors and fragrances. This two-hour class is suitable for participants 12 and up. All of these classes make great options for birthdays parties or girls' nights.