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Ukrainian Egg Workshop
March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$25
Saturday, March 30th, 1-4 PM $25 + $15 materials fee
Pysanky is a traditional craft in Ukraine and Poland. The method is similar to batik, which are patterns are drawn on the egg with wax. Which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up.
Finally, the wax is removed to reveal the colors that were covered up at each stage. A layer of polyurethane can be added over the finished egg, to protect the dyed design and to give a gloss finish. Traditionally, the eggs were left whole. They would eventually dry out and become light. Some of my eggs are left whole, in keeping with tradition. Some of my eggs are blown to allow them to be hung as ornaments.
“I have done these since I was 10 years old, and taught many workshops.” Barbara Bloom, she will lead us in this creative workshop.
The materials fee is paid directly to the instructor on the day of the event.
Feel free to contact the gallery to register also.