Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: Make a one-of-a-kind creation from the heart in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky. Pysanky eggs are created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life. Designs, including spiders, sheaves of wheat, spirals, stars and circles, bees, flowers, grapes, birds, and mammals, are made with an instrument called a kistka, beeswax, and dyes. This workshop will explore the art in a free form, using symbolism incorporated in design to create an egg that tells a specific story. Each participant will receive an egg and a Pysanky kit containing the basic tools and materials required for the class. Instructor Coreen Weilminster, who learned the art from her great-aunts, has been making Pysanky for over 20 years.
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