Workshop: The Art of Pysanky (Ukrainian Eggs)

March 21, Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

UPDATE 3/15/20: This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Acclaimed Pysanky artist and instructor Jenny Santa Maria leads a hands-on workshop in the traditional Ukrainian folk art of egg decoration.

Pysanky technique is similar to batik: Patterns are drawn on an egg with hot beeswax, which protects covered areas from subsequent applications of colored dyes. When the wax is removed, a multi-colored pattern is revealed. The finished product, with its intricate designs and symbols, belies the meditative process involved. The patience and concentration required to complete a single egg is rewarded when the wax is taken off.

This workshop will cover the history and traditions surrounding Pysanky, how to make your own egg, and an independent practice session. The instructor will provide a variety of eggs, many hard-to-find traditional and non-traditional colored dyes, and tools. Participants will leave with a beautiful colored egg. Ages 13 and up, no experience necessary.

$30, includes materials ($25 for BMAC members)
Register online or call 802-257-0124 ext. 101