Pysanky Egg Decorating at Community Nature Center

Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Audubon Community Nature Center


The Audubon Community Nature Center will hold a Pysanky egg decorating workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown.

In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn the history and tradition of creating pysanky, a Ukrainian and Polish egg decorating technique. Pysanky is created by writing with melted beeswax upon the surface of an eggshell using a tool called a kistka. Eggs are then submerged in a variety of different colored dye baths, writing with the kistka at each color stage until the final motif is achieved. Simple division motifs will be explored, along with learning to write the traditional symbols that are found on pysanky. Students will practice mastery of the tools on paper first, and will follow the instructor’s step-by-step to create their first pysanka. Students will then create a second egg of their own design with assistance.

The fee is $24 for adults and $18 for Nature Center members, plus a $25 required materials fee. Reservations must be made online by March 16.

For more information call (716) 569-2345 during business hours.