Please note: Registration for this class will close one week early, on March 20, to leave time for kit to be ordered and shipped.
Just in time for the Easter season, learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Who knew making Ukrainian Eggs was even possible using an online class — turns out our previous students loved the class and the shared time together. Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs that will please the Easter Bunny or anyone lucky enough to receive the egg as a gift.
The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage, from the words ‘pysaty’ – to write and ‘kraska’ – color. Pysanky suggests ‘things written upon with color’, which will become clear as students learn the dyeing technique.
Our instructor Laurelei will share some of the history and traditions of Ukrainian Easter and egg decorating as she guides students through the process of waxing and creating Ukrainian eggs. This class is appropriate for students aged 12 and above.
**(Note: our classes are online at this time via Zoom, not in person—a link will be sent prior to the class.)
Students must order the following:
- Order Kit #2 for $10.98 through the following link:
- This kit includes six dyes, beeswax, a kistka, two design sheets and instructions.
Materials students will need to have in-hand to fully participate:
- Kit (see above), needs to be ordered by March 20 to ensure there is time to ship
- White vinegar
- Glass jars or covered containers for dyes (frosting tubs work)
- Newspaper to cover work area
- 3-6” taper candle in a candle holder
- White napkins or paper towels
- Raw eggs at room temperature
Online Class General Information:
- Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone). This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class. Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
- You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.
- Be sure to order kit, in order to fully participate in the class
- Each class will be held using Zoom technology. You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on, prior to the class. You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!