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Sunday | February 5 | One Day | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Ages 16+ 

This Valentine’s Day, learn to carve a wooden heart or Love Spoon for someone you care about. Welsh Love Spoons are decoratively hand-carved wooden spoons that date back to the 17th century, and they often feature hearts, Celtic knotwork, bells, and horseshoes. Appropriate for the absolute beginner to the experienced carver, in this heritage craft workshop you will learn safe and skillful use of the knife, gouges, and other tools. Walk away with a finished piece that serves as a beautiful and lasting gift for someone special.

All tools and materials provided upon payment of $10.00 – $15.00 Materials Fee to instructor at workshop. The fee depends on the project chosen. If you have worked with carving before, students are welcome to supplement with their own tools. Bring a bagged lunch. 

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Marlene Ash has been practicing the art form of wood carving for nearly 25 years. An avid member of the Ontario Wood Carvers Association (OWCA), Marlene has exhibited at the Aurora Cultural Centre, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection as well as OWCA shows and competitions. Marlene has taught wood carving in Toronto schools and was 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. Marlene, along with her late husband Fred have taught at the Centre for nearly a decade.

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