Pysanka eggs. Photo courtesy http://www.pinterest.com
As Easter approaches, the Fuller Lodge Art Center invites the community to come and learn the ancient tradition of Ukrainian egg dying 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 at the Art Center.
Linda Zwick, a local artist, will be teaching the techniques and symbolism of this art form known as pysanka, a term that comes from pysaty, meaning “to write.”
The term is appropriate because the intricate designs are formed by literally writing with melted beeswax using kistkas. The kistka is basically a funnel with a handle that is designed as a writing instrument.
The form of the egg, every color, and every line, are immersed in traditional symbolism, and are said to be harbingers of good and protection against evil.