Thursday, March 25, 6-8 pm
Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments (made of wood and copper) called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and candlelight, and intensely vibrant dyes.
Create a beautiful egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky, or create a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision. This workshop will explore the art in a free form, using symbolism that tells a specific story and holds a deliberate intention.
You will need the supplies listed below -- and eggs! You will receive a virtual copy of “Let’s Write a Pysanka” booklet.
Virtual Pysanky Class “To Do”
Please have the following materials prepared in advance of class:
2 weeks prior to class:
Purchase the following items:
A few days prior to class:
Day of class:
Set up work station:
Please note: We will be working on raw eggs. The technique I teach has the eggs emptied just before wax removal. If you have access to a microwave, I will also teach a 21st century “hack” for using it to remove the wax from the emptied eggs.
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RiverArts is committed to accessible programming and to compensating artists and instructors fairly. We are offering virtual classes on a 'pay what you can' basis. Those with limited funds are welcome to enjoy full access to the class for a small donation. Those who are able are invited to pay more, to support access to art experiences for all.