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Sunday | March 26 | One Day | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Ages 16+ 

Learn to carve your own bunny!  Appropriate for the absolute beginner to the experienced carver.  Learn safe and skillful use of the knife, gouges, and other tools.  A lovely addition to your décor for Easter or to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit!  

Materials Fee: You can purchase a handmade knife on the day of with your blanks.  A knife plus one blank is $35 and a knife plus two blanks is $40.  Please bring exact cash to pay the instructor on the day of class. If you prefer to purchase your own knife, you can purchase online at Lee Valley or Chipping Away.  You will need a carving knife with a blade of 1 inch or 1.5 inches.  All students must have their own carving knife to participate in the workshop.  

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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