Pysanky is a centuries-old folk art, primarily Ukrainian with variants found throughout Eastern Europe. Melted wax is applied with special tools to an eggshell which is then dipped in dye. Successive layers of wax are applied, followed by additional colored dye baths, resulting in complex designs and patterns. Many traditional designs carry symbolic meanings originating in Pagan times.
In this September workshop egg will be a traditional style design in a classic white/yellow/red/black color palette. Beginners will complete a Pysanka in approximately 2 1/2 hours. Design variations will be available for students with some experience.
All supplies included.
Hallockville Members: $40 OR Non-Members: $50
Artist Bio: Hannah Ritter has a BS in Art and Design from MIT. She has worked and exhibited in a variety of media, primarily encaustic and printmaking. She was a longtime member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington and has taught adult classes at a variety of locations including the Great Neck Adult Program. Soon after relocating to Hampton Bays, she took a Pysanky workshop and was instantly hooked! Writing Pysanky is fun, rewarding, and has truly endless possibilities. She has exhibited her eggs and presented workshops at several area libraries and galleries.
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