LEARN THE ART OF PYSANKY
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.
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
Completed Pysanka using 4 dye baths
First step: Divide the visual workspace of the egg, and mark design in pencil
Use the kistka to apply heated wax to the egg. Trace the pencilled markings for the white sections of your design
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...
Starting from lightest colour, gently place egg in dye bath for a couple minutes
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.
Next colour: Red. After dipping in the red dye, these new wax markings show where the red is going to stay
After dipping in blue
Now cover all the areas you want kept blue in preparation for final (black) wash.
Final wash complete. Now to remove all that wax and see the end result...
Pysanky -End Result