Psyanky Ukrainian Egg Decorating & Fundraiser
Learn the beautiful art of Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Decorating and help raise funds for the people of Ukraine. During this 3-hour workshop, you will learn how to use the traditional tools (kistka) and dyes to create beautiful and colourful Ukrainian eggs…Pysanka! Participants are expected to leave the workshop with 2-3 of their own beautifully decorated Pysanky. All supplies and materials provided. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
April 2 (Sat) 9:30-12:30
April 2 (Sat) 1:30 – 4:30
April 3 (Sun) 9:30-12:30
April 3 (Sun) 1:30 – 4:30
Workshops are by donation: $50/person (or more if you wish). All proceeds will be directed to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal
To register for these special workshops, please call us at 250-542-6243 or drop by the Arts Centre in person.
A Note from Instructor Stephanie Lawton:
“I learned the art of Pysanky many years ago from a Ukrainian family member, although I myself do not have Ukrainian heritage; I married into a Ukrainian family. My husband is of Ukrainian heritage and therefore my children are as well. We started this Pysanky eggs tradition in our own house many years ago and would decorate Ukrainian eggs every Easter. Over the years I’ve taught other family members the art as well. We found it to be a wonderful way to teach our children about their heritage and Ukrainian traditions as well as a great way to teach other family members and friends about other cultures.”