It is time to learn the art of making Pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs! Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for special gifts or ornaments. Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive this handmade 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 egg decorating as she guides students through the process of waxing and creating Ukrainian eggs. Laurelei aims to honor the brave and beautiful people of Ukraine by sharing this ancient art form, you are invited to join her.
Students are asked to bring:
- eyeglasses if needed
- As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area.
Students ages 12-15 are welcome to attend this class with a registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission via email to email@example.com.
No experience required.
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Material Fee: $10
Total Cost: $65
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.