An introductory class to learn about how to make Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter Eggs. The course will discuss the historical origins, traditions, customs, and legends surrounding the making of the eggs. Students will learn about and symbolism of the colors and designs used on the eggs as well as the traditional technique of applying wax and dyes on eggs to create them. Modern tools and applications and adaptations will also be discussed.  A short video will be shown, examples and literature will be on display and sources for books and materials will be given.

Class Details:

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Price per Class: $35 (includes Pysanky Kit)

Supplies Needed:

  • * Students must bring 6 small clean jars with lids (11-16 oz jelly / or peanut butter jars with at least 2-3 inch opening) for the mixed dyes.
  • * Students must be aware they will be working with permanent dyes and dress accordingly, bring apron or protective shirts.
  • *Students must bring an empty egg carton to carry finished eggs home in

Click here to register for the class. (Please RSVP by March 1)

About the Teaching Artist:

Marianna Crans have a Associate of Applied Science in Fine Art from Ulster County Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from SUNY New Paltz.  Being an active artist all of her life, she has created pieces in pencil, colored pencils, printmaking, pen & ink, pastels, watercolors, scratchboard, oils, photographs, and acrylics with many pieces derived from her own photos.  Marianna is a member of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America and through them, she has immersed herself in learning about her ethnic culture and heritage.  As a member and an artist, Marianna uses her skills to further one of the League mandates to help preserve and protect our culture, traditions and art forms, and to also educate and share them with others.