Nights Out @ New Art: Pysanky, The Art of Ukrainian Egg Painting
March 8, 2012
Have you ever wondered how the intricate patterns used in Ukrainian egg decorating are created? You will learn the craft of pysanky, a traditional Ukrainian technique dating back thousands of years. In a method similar to batik, patterns are drawn on an egg with wax and many layers of dye. By repeating the process, a multi-colored pattern is created on the egg. Finally, the wax is removed to display your own richly detailed design. Instructor Sonia Kowal will also provide a history of the art of pysanky and the ancient meaning of these artful eggs!