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Wood Carving with Fred & Marlene Ash (OWCA)


Class Dates

  • January 21
  • January 28
  • February 4
  • February 11
  • February 25
  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 18


January 21 - March 18

(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. A $65 Materials fee includes your own new knife, wood blanks and safety glove, as well as all supplementary resources. Nominal fee for returning students to pay for wood blanks, etc. A fully refundable deposit of $95 is required at the start of the program for use of on loan gouges or can be used toward their purchase at the end of the season.

Class skips February 18 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.