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Get Fancy With Those Easter Eggs This Year!

on April 2, 2019 - 4:44pm
Candle wax is used to decorate an Easter egg. Learn how to create intricate designs on eggs during the Pysanky Egg Dyeing Class Saturday at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo
 
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Ever used the white crayon out of a box of Crayola’s to create a ghost image on an Easter egg that only shows up once it is set in dye? That is the idea behind the Pysanky Egg Dyeing Class. But this technique is far more elaborate!
 
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave., local artist Linda Zwick will treat her students to the fun but delicate process of Pysanky. A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter Egg decorated by utilizing a wax-resist method to inscribe designs onto the surface. Students will learn the basics of this folkart using beeswax, traditional dyes and a kistka (a Ukrainian drawing tool). The kistka will allow for far more detail than that white crayon, though.
 
Students in this class can choose to decorate their eggs using traditional Ukrainian designs or they can come up with their own. Zwick will teach the technique and the students can get as creative with it as they desire. They can expect to create two to three decorated eggs during class but will have the opportunity to take home their newly acquired knowledge of the craft, as well as a commercial kit to practice outside of the classroom.
 
Sign up for a unique, solo experience or bring family and friends to learn with you. The finished product can be kept for years to come and the technique can become an annual Easter tradition! Students need to register by no later than Friday by visiting https://fullerlodgeartcenter.com/adult-classes/ .
 
The class is $30 plus a $10 material fee. An additional $10 will get you a take-home kit. Students from the age of 8 to 108 are welcome to attend! For any inquiries, please call 505.662.1635.
 
A Pysanky egg. Courtesy photo
 
A Pysanky egg. Courtesy photo

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