• Pysanky - Traditional Ukrainian Decorated Eggs
    April 11, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Instructor: Basia Andrusko

Skill Level: Beginner

In this 4 hour class, students will be guided through all the steps of transforming a plain egg into a work of art. Adult and/or teen students will learn the age-old Ukrainian method of Pysanky, decorating eggshells. We will apply a series of melted beeswax and dyes to create traditional star patterns. When complete, the wax is melted off, revealing the vivid colors. Students will have the option of turning their Pysanky into a unique seasonal ornament. They make great gifts, especially to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, new home, or just to share with someone special.

Materials (eggs, stylus, dyes, wax…) and instruction will be provided to make one or two Pysanky. Kits will also be available for purchase, so that students can continue to make Pysanky and wax-resist batik-style eggs at home, for all seasons and occasions.

About the Instructor:

Basia has been writing Pysanky for over four decades, gathering in the kitchen during Lent to carry on the Ukrainian tradition.
She finds the creation process very soothing and meditative, and look forward to the moment of melting off the wax to reveal the design. She writes pysanky with traditional patterns but also enjoys creating egg art with fresh interpretations and original designs. Making jewelry on eggshells using the traditional pysanka technique has enabled her to share this age-old technique with an ever-growing audience.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone 717-431-8706 or email handmade@pacrafts.org at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive an 80% tuition class credit.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.

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335 N Queen St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603, United States

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