April 5th, 12-4pm
Come embrace the long cultural tradition of Ukrainian egg dyeing known as pysanky.
In time for spring rituals, Easter, or your own artistic growth, this workshop promises to guide you step by step through the wax resist method of egg decorating.
'Pysanky' means "to write" in Ukrainian, but it specifically refers to an egg created by the written-wax batik method and utilizing traditional folk motifs and designs. Today this art form can be seen all over Eastern Europe and includes modern interpretations.
Pysanky Egg Dyeing
Claudia Harden is a retired teacher who lives in Aromas, California where she is an active member of Aromas Hills Artisans (AHA). She has been pursuing Ukrainian egg art since 1985 using a batik dying method to create traditional and contemporary designs on chicken, goose, and ostrich eggs. Claudia has conducted classes in California, Washington, and Arizona outlining the history and symbolism of the art while guiding students through the step by step process.