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Pysanky for the Holidays: Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00TZ

By Joanna Lohr

Brighten your holidays with pysanky, the colorful Ukrainian eggs decorated with traditional Slavic folk designs. Using the wax-resist method, the distinctive holiday motifs are inscribed with a stylus on beeswax-covered eggs, then dipped in dye.

Workshop participants learn about the tradition of pysanky and are led through the egg waxing and dyeing processes, emphasizing proper technique and encouraging individualized, creative designs. No experience is necessary, and all supplies are provided. The workshop is limited to 12 students ages 13 and older.

Instructor: Joanna Lohr

One 4-hour session

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3041
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)