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OCC: Ukrainian Egg Decorating, with Coreen Weilminster
April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$20.00
Make a one-of-a-kind gift or work of art from the heart in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky. Pysanky eggs are created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life. Designs, including spiders, sheaves of wheat, spirals, stars and circles, bees, flowers, grapes, birds, and mammals, are made with an instrument called a kistka, beeswax, and dyes.
Considered by many to be a “sacred magical art”, the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life.
This workshop will explore the art in a free form, using symbolism incorporated in design to create an egg that tells a specific story. Each participant will receive an egg and a Pysanky kit containing the basic tools and materials required for the class. Participants should bring an empty egg carton to transport their piece home safely.
Instructor Coreen Weilminster, who learned the art from her great-aunts, has been making Pysanky for over 20 years.
To register, please call OCC at 410-226-5904 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.