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Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop

When: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm (2 sessions)
Place: Gotamago Studio-Shop
Cost: $30 (price includes all materials); please purchase tickets via Eventbrite
Maximum participants: 12

 

 

Learn traditional techniques to decorate your own festive egg in this introductory workshop to Pysanky!

A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is an Easter Egg decorated with designs in the technique known as "wax resist". Traditional symbols, designs and patterns are applied with melted beeswax using a tool called a kistka; eggs are then dipped into successively darker dye baths. At the end of the process, the beeswax is melted off to reveal a dazzling display of colour.

Most popularly known as a Ukrainian tradition, pysanky decorating is actually common across many Eastern European countries, and the practice has been around for thousands of years in celebration of Spring and fertility.

Please note that we will be working with: indelible dyes, raw eggs, and a candle flame.

**In an effort to make the space comfortable for everyone, please avoid the use of perfumes and fragrances. 

Bonus: on the day of the workshop, participants will get 10% off all regularly-priced merchandise in our studio-shop.


More about the instructor: Natalie Waddell of Clay Girl 

Natalie Waddell, owner of Clay Girl, is a Toronto ceramic artist and a passionate 'Maker of Things'. Always exploring different materials and techniques, she saw a photo of Pysanky eggs 7 years ago, and has been making them ever since.