Rypan is a popular beadwork instructor thanks to her unique
clearly illustrated instructions and wealth of tips and visuals.
She is a recognized expert in the Ukrainian-style of beadwork.
Maria encourages students to be familiar with traditional
patterns, but choose beads to either recreate historic beadwork
or fashion their own contemporary renditions.
of payments in addition to instruction fees:
kit = Kits with instructions, supplies and a choice
of colours facilitate workshops sponsored by shows, museums
and organizations. Kit fees vary and are payable the day of
supplies = Own beads can be used at technique workshops
in community settings. For your convenience, beads, clasps
and supplies are available for sale at each class.
register, call Maria 416-247-1993 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
well illustrated, detailed step-by-step instructions...a great
learning tool...everything is provided for you, including
supplies, making it simple to acquire this skill."
Halya Kluchko, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Toronto,
a part of my heritage, is a dying art. Maria has revived it...her
classes keep this traditional art alive...it's well worth
the drive to Canada."
Irene Czolacz-Grassmann, Rochester, NY
very creative...has taken a traditional ethnic artform and
adapted it into today's wearable, contemporary designs...extremely
well prepared...provides great reference material."
Debi Keir-Nicholson, Beads of Colour, Dundas, ON