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Easter Workshop

2019

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HOST A Workshop or
Pysanky Party
March and April bookings available for venues in Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie region
WHAT IS
Pysanky

Pysanky is a traditional Ukranian artform employing a wax-resist method for decorating and dying real eggs.

Learn more

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ATTEND A WORKSHOP
Workshops held at the Maitland Polish Club, Maitland NSW

LEARN THE ART OF PYSANKY

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

to explore a new technique for decorating eggs this Easter. 

Pysanky writing is a Ukranian art form steeped in tradition. A meditative process of design, writing with wax, and layering dye baths endows the artist with a myriad of possibilities for unique and stunning results.  

STUDENTS WILL:

Learn the process of pysanky writing through this hands on workshop 

Use a kistka to 'write' their design upon eggs in wax

Apply their own colour scheme from the many coloured dyes provided

Take home their own completed masterpieces to cherish or give to loved ones.

WHAT IS PROVIDED

The following will be provided for participants to use during the 3 hour workshop:

eggs, beeswax, candles, kistka, coloured dyes, pencils, inspirational designs

Also provided: tea, coffee & chocolates!

WHERE & WHEN

6:30pm Wednesday 10th April

9:30am Thursday 11th April 2019

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RESERVE YOUR PLACE

Spaces limited! Book now to create your Easter Masterpiece

 
 
Pysanka

Pysanka

Completed Pysanka using 4 dye baths

Measure

Measure

First step: Divide the visual workspace of the egg, and mark design in pencil

Kistka

Kistka

Use the kistka to apply heated wax to the egg. Trace the pencilled markings for the white sections of your design

First layer complete

First layer complete

The wax lines cover the areas of egg which are to remain white. Now ready for the first colour to be added...

Yellow dip

Yellow dip

Starting from lightest colour, gently place egg in dye bath for a couple minutes

Kistka yellow

Kistka yellow

Now use the kistka to mark out the yellow parts of the design. The wax seals the coloured surface so future washes don't alter the chosen colour.

Red

Red

Next colour: Red. After dipping in the red dye, these new wax markings show where the red is going to stay

Blue

Blue

After dipping in blue

Blue wax

Blue wax

Now cover all the areas you want kept blue in preparation for final (black) wash.

Black

Black

Final wash complete. Now to remove all that wax and see the end result...

Pysanky -End Result

Pysanky -End Result

Hooray!

Pysanky -a process