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Workshop | Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs for Teens and Adults

Two sessions:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm

$20 Adults, $15 Students/Museum Members.
Ages 16 and up. Registration required by 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 21. Call 267-502-2990 or email to register.

Please note: as of February 28, 2018, both workshop sessions are sold out. Call 267-502-2990 with questions or to be added to the waiting list.

Please wear old clothes or a smock as the dye will stain.

Pysanky are the beautiful, elaborate, Easter eggs found in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions. Learning this ancient technique for decorating Easter eggs is actually easy. 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. We will complete two different eggs in the workshop, and you will keep your kistka and wax to use at home. Join us to make your own little heirloom - it’s a lot of fun, and the results will impress your family and friends!

Click here for more examples of decorated eggs.

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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.