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Chester Art Centre Gallery

Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Decorating) with Lisa Hrabowsky

Learn how to make pysanky, Ukrainian decorated Easter eggs. Pysanky are made by drawing wax lines on a raw egg using a stylus called a kistka, then dipping the egg into a dye bath after each wax application. Pysanky kit to take home is included in the cost of this class.

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Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Decorating) with Lisa Hrabowsky
Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Decorating) with Lisa Hrabowsky

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Mar 10, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Chester Art Centre Gallery , 60 Queen St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada

About The Event

In this class, Lisa will teach you how to make pysanky (PIH-sahn-kih), Ukrainian decorated Easter eggs. Pysanky are made by drawing wax lines on a raw egg using a stylus called a kistka, then dipping the egg into a dye bath after each wax application. Finally, the wax is removed for a spectacular reveal! It’s like doing batik, but on eggs instead of fabric.

Lisa will show you traditional techniques, using special materials!

If you like to draw, design, or make things, and would like a new craft skill to add to your repertoire, this is for you!

At the end of this class, you’ll have a beautifully decorated Easter egg! You will also receive a pysanky kit containing the supplies you'll need for the class and get to take the kit home with you.

*Pysanky comes from the word “pysaty” (pih-SAH-tih), to write. ("Pysanky" is plural; "Pysanka" is singular).

About Your Instructor

A resident of Chester since 1981, Lisa Hrabowsky gravitated towards art from a young age starting with pencil and pen sketches and discovering painting for the first time in her teens. Acrylic paint quickly became Lisa’s favourite medium, as she revelled in its ability to bring her bright, funky, and whimsical creations to life.

Lisa can often be found in her studio working on personal projects and commissions, sharing her knowledge and love of artistic expression through her local Creative Seniors classes and studying with other professional artists to enrich her knowledge of oil and watercolour techniques.

Lisa is Ukrainian and has been making Pysanky for over 25 years, encouraged by her Baba (grandmother) to explore her heritage and her mother, a talented artist, to explore her creativity. It brings Lisa great joy to share to be able to share this beautiful art form with others.

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