There is a woman that is supposedly very adept at teaching soap making. I am personally interested in learning beyond gylcerin soap and want to be taught how to make soap from rendered fat or lard, as it produces (in my experience) the absolute best results. I believe she teaches this type of soap-making but I will double check to make sure. She requires two or more people to register as can be found in the page here:http://www.twotwelvearts.org/brochurewi11.pdf
(you'll have to scroll down a bit to find Nancy Miller's soap making class)
This leads me to believe she charges a flat rate and the more people involved the better. For starters if you are interested in learning how to make home-made soap the old-fashioned way just reply to this posting. I just registered with this site so I don't know if there is private messaging or not but otherwise I'll bite the bullet and share my email address for us all to coordinate. The best part is she does classes day, afternooon and evenings, so we can find a night that works with everyone's schedules. I hope to hear back soon!!!