Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating taught by Justin Terlecki
March 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT$74
COVID19 and Classes at Wet Paint
In line with recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health that were announced today, Wet Paint will be postponing/rescheduling all classes and events that were originally to take place in the next few weeks…including this class. We will be coordinating new dates with our instructors and notifying affected participants. If you are interested in taking this class, please call the store to let us know and we’ll inform you of the new date when it is set. 651-698-6431
Saturday, March 21st 9-1pm
FEE: $74 (Includes one goose egg and lucite stand to display your finished egg, shared dyes and candles)
Required supplies: medium kitska tool $5.99, regular beeswax square $2.40
Welcome Spring and awaken your senses with color, the smell of beeswax, the light of a lit candle and quiet sounds of kitsky on eggshell.
Decorate a Goose Egg with a beautiful traditional Ukrainian Cross and Wheat Design (a beginning level pattern). Justin will show you how with step by step instructions, tips and techniques from his lifetime of experience decorating Pysanky.
If you have long admired the beautiful Ukrainian eggs at Justin Terlecki’s annual demo here at Wet Paint, it’s time for you to give it try yourself!
“Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter Eggs, decorated using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers.
Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating has been handed down through generations of the Ukrainian people. They are famous the world over for their colorful Easter Eggs (Pysanky). Over 2000 years ago, before the time of Christ, people decorated eggs believing that great powers were embodied in the egg. Eggs symbolized the release of the earth from the shackles of winter and the coming of spring with its promise of new hope, new life and prosperity. With the advent of Christianity, Easter eggs symbolize the Resurrection and a promise of eternal life. Legend has it that as long as pysanky are decorated, goodness will prevail over evil throughout the world.”
This is an excerpt from How to Decorate Beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs “Pysanky” by Luba Perchyshyn.