Family Workshop: Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Dates: 
March 23, 2013
Times: 
Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: 
Gamble Education Center
Families are invited to celebrate spring by decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style. Designs are drawn on the egg with melted beeswax, which flows from a tool called a Kystak. The eggs are then dipped in a series of dyes and the final pattern is revealed when the wax is removed. The Pysanka, decorated egg, was common among Slavic peoples as far back as 5,000 B.C. and became deeply important in spring rituals, symbolizing nature’s rebirth. All materials will be provided.
 
Instructor Lesia Sochor is an artist of direct Ukrainian descent who lives in Brooks, Maine. She learned the ancient spring tradition of decorating Pysanka from her mother and has shared this craft in many workshops throughout the state.
 
Location: Gamble Education Center
Class size: open to 25 participants; recommended for families with children ages 8 and up.
Cost per person: $12 members, $18 nonmembers
 
Image courtesy of Lesia Socher
Phone Number: 
207-596-0949
Base Price: $12.00