Artist Exchange Program

Folk-Style Painting Workshops- Coming Soon!

In September 2012, kosa kolektiv will host an artists exchange program to bring two recent Ukrainian Art School graduates to Canada to teach folk painting. We are excited about bringing these talented artists to Toronto to share their folk knowledge and expertise ! In supporting them, we believe that we are combating cultural loss by keeping this increasingly rare art form alive.

 Check out the pictures above for samples of their work.

As a part of our program, we hope to offer 3 types of courses over the span of 4-6 weeks. Courses to be offered are : Folk Iconography, Folk Iconography on Glass, and Petrykivskiy style Flower Painting. Participants can sign up for all 3 courses or choose the one that is most appealing to them. As the culmination of the course, we’re planning a group exhibit/ art sale to showcase students’ work. All courses are to be held at St. Vladimir's Institute, 620 Spadina Ave. at Harbord.

This course is available to people of all ages and levels, with a sliding scale fee to make it accessible to students.

If you are interested in learning an ancient craft from authentic artisans, stay tuned, we’ll have more details closer to the date ! Join our kosa facebook group or e-mail us at to join our e-mail list.

This initiative has been generously supported by the Shevchenko Foundation and family and friends in the Ukrainian Community.  If you are interested in volunteering for the artists exchange, we are looking for Ukrainian/English language translators and artists.

To make a donation

make out a cheque to Kosa Kolektiv

Every little bit helps ! Thank you in advance to all the people who have supported us !

Love, Kosa Kolektiv

(Marichka, Oksana, Bozena, and Steph)