Pysanky (pee-san’-ky) are eggs decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk art using a kistka, a special stylus that holds liquid wax. Wax is applied to the egg, sealing that area from the dye that comes next, after which more wax is applied. This process continues, progressing from light to dark-colored dyes, and then the wax is removed by heating the egg and gently wiping off the melted wax. Ukrainians have been decorating eggs using this method for generations. Aren’t they beautiful?
In her presentation on February 22, Park Tower resident Rita Allison will discuss Pysanky history and culture and show a 20-minute how-to video.
At the conclusion of the presentation, residents who would like to try their hand at creating a pysanky egg may sign up for a pair of workshops – and yes, both sessions required to complete your own egg! *
Wednesdays, March 1 & 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturdays, March 4 & 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Because the Party Room Kitchen is small and the work intricate, attendance is limited to 6 persons. So, depending on demand, a third pair of workshops may be held.*
Thursdays, March 2 & 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
* Participating children age 10 to 12 may attend the workshops accompanied by an adult. Necessary supplies will be provided, as will contact info for those who might wish to continue Pysanky on their own.
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