***The workshop is filling up fast! Make sure you register online using the form below ASAP to reserve your spot.***
Join us for a Pysanky Egg Workshop on March 17, 2018 from 2:00-4:30 pm at St. Elia Orthodox Church. Pre-registration is required!
For centuries Eastern European peoples have created intricate designs on eggs with wax and dyes. Ukrainians call these eggs “pysanky,” from the Ukrainian verb pysaty, to write, because the lines are “written” on the eggs with a wax stylus. Since ancient times, the design motifs on the eggs have held deep symbolic meanings associated with the coming of spring and rebirth, and since the advent of Christianity, the Resurrection of Christ.
In this 2-and-a-half hour workshop, participants will learn more about this history and symbolism while receiving personal assistance to create a design on an egg using beeswax and five colors. All materials are provided, and participants will go home with a kit that includes wax, the stylus, and packets of dye to use in the future.
Instructor Sue Ellen Turscak learned this craft as a child. She began teaching pysanky workshops to her fellow students at Harvard back in 1982 and has continued to share this craft with her students and others for over three decades.
Workshop Fee: $20 per person, includes materials and kit to take home. Fee paid by cash or check at the door.
Space is limited to 25 participants, register today using the form below. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, March 14, 2018!
If you have questions or would like to register by phone, please call Sue Ellen Tursack at 330-342-0858 and leave a message.