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Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop (Ottawa)

  • Maker House Co. 987 Wellington Street West Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2Y1 Canada (map)

Learn to make pysanky- traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs!

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Learn the ancient art of Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating-- a sacred and meditative practice. Pysanky, as these eggs are known in Ukrainian, are made using the wax-resist "batik" method, in which designs are drawn or written onto the egg with beeswax, and then submerged in a series of dyebaths. Pysanky are often very intricate and include layers of meaning, imbued with symbols of protection and goodwill.

Experienced instructor Bozena Hrycyna, of Folk Camp Canada will guide you through all the steps of transforming a plain egg into a work of art.

Beginners welcome.

All materials will be provided (eggs, stylus, dyes, wax…)
Additional materials (from Eggcessories and Koota Ooma and Kosa Kolektiv) will be on sale to take home.

$35/person (Ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Email folkschoolworkshops [at] gmail.com to Register! *Specify the date and location of the workshop*

Limited spots available. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Later Event: April 12
Pysanky at Needlework (Hamilton)