Learn the Craft of Ukrainian Egg Dying

Pysanka eggs. Photo courtesy http://www.pinterest.com

FLAC News:

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.

Visit http://www.pinterest.com/villageartframe/pysanky/ for inspiration.











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