Instructor: Maggie Thomas
One-Day Workshop: March 22
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $90 Members, $110 Non-members
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Pysanky is the art of decorating eggs using wax, a small candle, and a wood handled tool called a kitska. This art form is thousands of years old, predating Christianity. The symbols and colors used have both roots in pre-Christian and Christian folklore. They are decorated and given as gifts to celebrate springtime, birth, harvests, and thanks for the abundance of the earth.
This class will provide a brief history of Pysanky and the legends, as well as instruction on how to create your own. All materials will be provided. Be mindful that the dyes are very intense and may stain your skin or clothes. You are asked to bring a container to safely transport your pysanky home. Stands and cases will be available for purchase.
Maggie Thomas is an artist who lives in Chestertown with her husband and two daughters. She is on a constant quest to create the perfect pysanky and share this beautiful art form with the world. When she is not making art, she supports local non-profits to create stronger communities through grant management and strategic planning.