Join George Riesen for an afternoon of learning the ancient practice of Pysanka, Ukrainian egg dying. This art form of Central Europe has been practiced, according to archeologists, since roughly the 3rd millennium BCE. Pre-Christian symbols evolved into Christian symbols, but the basic wax-resist method remains the same.
George will introduce you to the colors, symbols, and process of creating these beautiful eggs. The traditional components of raw eggs, beeswax, candle (to melt the wax), kystka (tiny funnel with a handle), and dyes will be provided. Wear old clothing -- the dyes are permanent! You will have time to finish two to four eggs, which George will varnish and blow out for you. Her hope is to have them back to you for Easter. Dying Pysanka is easier than it looks and is a great opportunity for fellowship and creative expression! Join George for one of the two sessions and explore this ancient art.