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Pysanky: The Ukranian Art of Wax Painting on Eggs

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Note: this event is now SOLD OUT! You can add your name to the waitlist via Eventbrite in case a spot opens up. 

Join us for a workshop on Pysanky – the Ukrainian Art of Wax Painting on Eggs!

Pysanka is part of Ukrainian cultural identity and a symbol of a new life. This two-hour art workshop is led by newcomers Olha and Nataliia, carriers of Ukrainian culture. Participants will work with melted wax and dyes as they decorate an egg in Ukrainian technique with a tool known as a “pysachok” to create patterns and motifs. Every pysanka is packed with meaning and carries great cultural significance. Nataliia and Olha will highlight Ukrainian ethnic design principles and basic colour theory while encouraging participants to experiment with the wax and applied colors, to create a very unique piece of art to keep.

All materials and tools for use during the workshop are provided. Participants will have the option to purchase a set of tools to repeat the process at home with their loved ones at a cost of $35 (cash only). Preregistration on Eventbrite is required.

About the artists:

Olha and Nataliia arrived in Canada in 2022. Self-taught artists, they are promoting Ukrainian authentic culture. Since their arrival in Canada, they have offered workshops within the Stand with Ukraine Guelph organization.

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Guelph Museums

Venue

Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Phone
519-836-1221
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