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PYSANKY: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop, Art and Nature

  • 12 Mar 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 6908 Bel Air Rd, Natural History Society of MD
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  • Members in good standing

Registration price includes take home Pysanky kit
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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.
TERMS and CONDITIONS: This is an adult only class. Participants must bring an empty egg carton to transport their piece home safely. Because kits are being purchased for each participant. cancellations with refund minus the cost of the kits will be applied if cancelled within 7 days of the course. Cancellations not accepted within a week of the course date.   Proof of COVID vaccination is required to attend this course. A negative COVID test within 24 hours of the start of the course will also be accepted.  Masks will also be required. Food an drink inside the facility is prohibited. NHSM retains the right to update or change these requirements at any time.
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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