4/13 Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop

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4/13 Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop


Taught by: Diana Andrews and Anton Sarossy-Christon

Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:00-4:00

Ages 10 and up. Students 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Release forms for minor students will be available and will need to be completed by a parent or guardian on the day of class.

Maximum number of students: 15

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn the intricate art of Ukranian Pysanky Easter egg decorating. The Pysanky method utilizes the wax-resist method and is similar to batik. A pattern is painted onto the egg using beeswax with a special stylus called a kistka. After applying the pattern, the egg is dyed and then the wax is applied a second, third, or even a fourth time alternating with the dye. Once the final dye layer is applied, the surface of the egg is heated with a candle flame and the wax layers are wiped off revealing the intricate design which had been carefully applied layer upon layer.

Supplies: Students must bring at least 3 eggs which have either been blown out (you can find YouTube videos to instruct you) or hard boiled. No cracks must be present in the eggs otherwise they cannot be used. Blown eggs can be shellacked and used as decoration but hard boiled eggs cannot be kept for long as the egg will begin to spoil over time. Traditionally, Pysanky is done with eggs which have been blown out.

All supplies will be provided and, depending upon how quickly and/or intricately you work, you can expect to take home at least 2 completed Pysanky eggs.

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Refund / Class credit policy: Because workshops only meet for a very limited time we cannot offer refunds.