Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop with Lesia Socher

Dates: 
April 05, 2014
Times: 
Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon
Location: 
Gamble Education Center
When decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style, designs are drawn on the egg with melted beeswax, which flows from a tool called a Kystka. The eggs are then dipped in a series of dyes and the final pattern is revealed when the wax is removed. The Pysanka, a 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 for this workshop. Space is limited to 25 participants and is recommended for families with children 8 years old and up. Adults without accompanying children are welcome to come as well.
 
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.

Cost: $20, $15 members

 
 A bowl of Pysanky with various regional designs. Image courtesy of Lesia Socher.
A bowl of Pysanky with various regional designs. Image courtesy of Lesia Socher.
Phone Number: 
207-596-0949
Price: $15.00