Classes & Events

Maria 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.

Explanation 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 instruction.

+ 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.

To register, call Maria 416-247-1993 or email: info@rypandesigns.com


"Comprehensive, 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, ON

"Beadwork, 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

"She's 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

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