Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Feb 26, 2022 1:00PM—4:00PM
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711
Categories Public Programs
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. Each participant will receive a Pysanky kit containing the basic tools and materials required for the class. Instructor Coreen Weilminster has been making Pysanky for over 20 years. Participants must bring an empty egg carton to transport their piece home safely and a bag lunch/snack.
Pre-registration and payment is required by February 10th to purchase kits. No refunds after February 10th. Space is limited. Ages: 12 and up. Maximum of 15 participants. Fee: $35/person, includes materials and Pysanky kit to keep. Registration and current health regulations required.