Pysanky is a traditional craft in Ukraine and Poland. The method is similar to batik – patterns are drawn on the egg with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. When the wax is removed, the colors that were covered at each stage are revealed.
The dye process starts with the lightest color and goes darker as the layers of wax design are added. Although most traditional designs end with black, the results vary based on artist preference. Some artist will hand paint certain areas to add colors outside the normal dye path.
In this class, students will be provided with the supplies and time to create 2 Ukrainian eggs using 1 chicken and 1 goose egg. Examples of traditional symbols and overall designs will also be available, however students are welcome to create their own unique works of art.
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