Location: Guemes Island Community Center
Date: Sunday, March 27, Noon to 4:00 PM
or Sunday, April 10, Noon to 4:00 PM
Cost: Suggested donation – $50 plus supply fee of $15 for a kit to make many more eggs
All proceeds to go directly to humanitarian agencies in Ukraine.
Open to adults and accompanied children ages 9 and older
These very special Easter eggs are also called “pysanky,” a word that comes from the Ukrainian word, “pysaty,” meaning “to write.” People traditionally gathered before Easter to create dozens of eggs with inscribed patterns, symbols and designs to give to friends, family members, sweethearts, and other respected community members.
To give a pysanka is to share a blessing and give a symbolic gift of life. The designs, which are usually a combination of folk motifs and symbolic colors, can carry symbolic meanings like wishes of protection, prosperity, fertility, or love and were displayed prominently in the home.
In this workshop, you’ll get an introduction to the history and symbolism of this ancient folk art, learn the techniques involved, see examples to get inspiration, then decorate your own special egg – made by drawing/applying wax and dyeing in a process similar to that of making batik fabric. You’ll be able to decorate many more eggs after the workshop with the purchase of the optional kit ($15) which includes the tools, dyes, wax, directions and pattern templates).
Show your support for the Ukrainian people by making and sharing these special and beautiful eggs.
Pre-registration required. Space is limited so register ASAP.
Email Sophie Dobra email@example.com or call 360-770-9982.