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Wood Carving with Fred & Marlene Ash (OWCA)


Class Dates

  • January 22
  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 12
  • February 26
  • March 5
  • March 12
  • March 19

CLASS FULL - Call the Centre for Wait List > 905-713-1818

January 22 – March 19

(Mondays) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ages 16+

8 Weeks

$210.00 (HST Included) plus $65 materials fee for new students, plus $95 FULLY refundable deposit.

Register Over-the-Phone (905-713-1818) or In-Person (no online registration)

Learn to carve in this accessible form, or continue to shape your skills and achieve satisfying results as you create pieces in relief and in the round. Appropriate for the absolute beginner to the experienced carver. Learn safe and skillful use of the knife, gouges and other tools. Materials fee includes your own new knife, wood blanks and safety glove, as well as the loan of all gouges and supplementary resources. Nominal fee for returning students to pay for wood blanks, etc. A refundable deposit of $95 is required for use of on loan gouges, or can be used toward their purchase at the end of the season.

Class skips Monday, February 19 for Family Day.


Instructors Fred & Marlene Ash have been practicing the art form of wood carving for nearly 25 years. Both avid members of the Ontario Wood Carvers Association (OWCA), Fred and Marlene have exhibited at the Aurora Cultural Centre, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection as well as OWCA shows and competitions. They have taught wood carving in Toronto schools and were part of a carving project entitled “The Maple Leaf Forever Tree”, which is on permanent display at the Ontario Science Centre. Marlene is an active member of the Society of York Region Artists in which she enjoys painting in a number of associated mediums. It is Fred & Marlene’s hope to pass on the wood carving skills they have acquired to others in a fun, relaxed manner.