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04-02 Easter Egg with a twist “pysanky eggs”

with Pia Douglas

Next session: March 25th, 2021

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Easter Egg with a twist " Pysanky Style"

2 sessions

April 2

12 pm - 4 pm

Instructor: Pia Douglas

$45 members | $50 non- members

Ages: 18 to adults

Attention: the registration for this workshop will close 3 days prior to the workshop Close of registration: March 20 2020.

 

 

Ukrainian Easter eggs are called pysanky, which derives from the verb for “to write.” 

The most famous type of Easter egg in Ukraine are those made with the wax-resist method.

This method requires the use of beeswax and a special stylus, sometimes called a kistka, to draw wax onto an egg. We will be using larger Goose Eggs instead of the traditional size.  

When the egg is immersed in a dye bath, the areas covered by wax do not absorb the color. At the end of several stages of drawing and dying, the wax is melted off to reveal the design underneath. 

Though many Ukrainian egg artists are maintaining ties with tradition and imitating their ancestors, pysanky from Ukraine have achieved the status of art.

They make beautiful present, or they are passed down from generation to generation.

We respect Covid-19 practices by social distancing and wearing masks in our building at all times.  

 

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