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Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class with Helen Lozynsky, March 30

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UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING CLASS with Helen Lozynsky
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1-3pm

“Love Folk Art? Give Pysanky a Try!”

Ukrainian egg decorating dates back to pre-Christian days. “Pysanky”, (pronounced, “PIH-sahn-kah”), is the ancient and traditional art of egg dying using a beeswax wax resist to draw pagan symbols, designs to signify health, happiness, fertility, strength, prosperity, eternity. The egg symbolizes a source of life and was considered magical.

When Christianity was accepted in 988 A.D. the pysanka (singular), played an important part in the new religion. Many of the symbols were adapted to represent Easter.

Today, the art carries on as an Easter-oriented tradition. But no matter the origin, pysanky continues on as a beautiful art form. Anyone can learn to use the simple materials of a candle, pysanky dyes, beeswax and the “kistka” (pronounced, "kees-TAH"), a tiny cone-shaped stylus, that is used to apply the wax to the egg as a resist.*

*Resist = Covers areas to protect from dye colors. It creates a negative or white/blank space in a design.

FOR THE CLASS:

  • Skill Level: Any
  • Age Level: 15 years plus
  • Class Size: 18
  • Class Fee: $40 (online only)
  • Register By: Friday, March 29
  • Included with Class Fee: All materials, including a Pysanky Standard Kit and eggs (hardboiled)
  • Location: Denver store: 499 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, free parking
  • What Else? Pen or pencil and paper for taking notes, apron or the like-dress for mess

For more information about the art and history of Pysanky go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pysanka>