Learn the colorful and venerable craft of decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style, known as pysanky (their name is derived from the Ukrainian verb meaning to write), at a workshop led by expert egg decorator Susan Clark. This ancient craft uses symbols and motifs to create a jewel-like egg. Intricate designs can be created with geometric forms, or with more naturalistic, flowing patterns. Participants will be using a kistka, a pointed implement a bit like a pen, filled with beeswax and heated, to draw designs on the eggs between bathing them in colored dye. Decorate eggs in a traditional design, or create your own.
Workshop limited to 20 participants. For adults and children ages 9 and up. Children ages 6-8 must be accompanied by adult. Wilton Historical Society Members $20; Non-members $25. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-762-7257.
Did You Know?
“According to Ukrainian folklore, the fate of the world depends on pysanky, intricately decorated dyed Easter eggs. As long as people make pysanky, it is said, a monster personifying evil will remain chained to its cliff and the world will be safe.” – The New York Times, 4/5/1984