4/8: Ukrainian painting workshop on eggs

Ukrainian egg painting workshop

friday april 8
10 a.m.-noon
in the great hall

Join us for this step-by-step workshop where you create your own ukrainian painted egg.

Our host, Diane Howe, is a local artist who has enjoyed creating and teaching the art of Ukrainian egg painting for over 20 years.

All supplies will be provided in this free workshop. Due to the use of flames and wax, this program is open to adults only. All skill levels are welcome.

Due to the complex technique used to create these eggs, expect it to take 1.5-2 hours to design your first egg. Participants are invited to create their first egg, go to lunch (or have a picnic on the lawn!), then come back to paint a second egg in the afternoon.

Places are limited and registration is compulsory. To register, call the library at 207-633-3112.

Ukrainian eggs 1About Ukrainian Eggs:
Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) are painted by hand using a wax resist method. This ancient art form dates back long before Christianity, when only women were allowed to create these beautiful designs.

The traditional way of making Pysanky is to start with a clean, fresh raw egg. A “kistka” (drawing tool) is then used to create the patterns, layering melted beeswax in each color. The is then melted revealing all the different colors!

Each symbol and color on the Pysanky represents a wish for its recipient.

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