By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Pysanky is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word pysanka means “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. The design motifs on pysanky date back to pre-Christian times – many date to early Slavic cultures. This workshop will provide you with a basic background of the art and take you step by step through the making of at least one egg to take home with you.
In this workshop you will need to bring three eggs with you. Set them out overnight prior to the workshop and make sure there does not appear to be any hairline cracks. Do not cook them. All other materials and supplies will be provided.
Susan Nimersheim finds doing Pysanky relaxing and says that it appeals to her creatively, historically and mystically. She grew up in Bowling Green where she attended College High and BGHS. She earned a BFA in Art from Western Kentucky University, MEd from the University of Cincinnati and MLIS from Florida State University. Susan is the director of Grant County Public Library.
This workshop is limited to 12 people. Saturday, August 22 10 AM – 2 PM $45 Member fee $50 Non-member fee This workshop was such a hit before and registration is limited so please don’t delay, register today.