Pysanky Workshop | Ukrainian Easter Eggs for Children

$12 Children. Recommended for ages 5 to 12. Children ages 5 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Reservations required by Wednesday April 5. Please call 267.502.2990.

PLEASE NOTE: As of Wednesday, February 8, this workshop is sold out.

Pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter Eggs, are a centuries-old Eastern European decorating tradition that is passed down through the generations. Children love making these beautiful eggs. Using a stylus called a kistka, we will write with melted beeswax onto the shell of a raw egg, then dip it into vibrant dyes. The finished eggs are beautiful little Easter decorations (click here for more examples of decorated eggs).

Please wear old clothes or a smock as the dye will stain. Children will bring home two decorated eggs and their own decorating tools.

About the instructor: Wendy Hallstrom is an instructor at Hunterdon Art Museum, the Center for Contemporary Art and the Hunterdon County Senior Center in western New Jersey, where she teaches both adults and children in various media. In addition to painting, Wendy has mastered the craft of Pysanky, Ukrainian egg decorating, and teaches the technique. Wendy's primary media is watercolor, but in recent years she has begun exploring religious iconography, writing icons in egg tempera in the Russian tradition and modern icons in acrylic. Her work has been displayed in juried shows in New Jersey and South Carolina and is in several private collections.