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PYSANKY: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop

  • 29 Feb 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Natural History Society of MD
  • 4


  • Members in good standing

Registration price includes take home Pysanky kit
PYSANKY:  Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design

Considered by many to be a “sacred magical art”, the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the
cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments (made of wood and copper) called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and candlelight, and intensely vibrant dyes.

Create a beautiful egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky, or create a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision. This workshop will explore the art in a free form, using symbolism that tells a specific story and holds a deliberate intention. Each participant will receive a Pysanky kit containing the basic tools and materials required for the class. Instructors Kerry Palumbo and Coreen Weilminster have been making Pysanky for over 30 years.
This is an adult only class. Bring a bag lunch.
Participants must bring an empty egg carton to transport their piece home safely. NOTE: Because kits are being purchased for each participant. Cancellation with refund minus the cost of the kits will be applied.
The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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