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Pysanky on the Porch
April 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pysanky, or Ukranian Easter Eggs, will be created at April’s Arts & Crafts session at the Baranov Museum. Using traditional Ukrainian folk designs, wax-resist methods, and traditional tools, participants will be able to create at least two eggs to take home.
Signups are required for this 2-day event, with a limit of eight adults or young adults per session. There will be two sessions per day, 10:30am & 1:30pm. The event is free for Museum members, and $5 for nonmembers.
Because this method takes several hours, the project will be broken into two day-sessions; one on April 8th to get started, and a followup session on April 15th to finish. This craft is suitable for ages 13 and older.
“The use of an egg as a symbol of new life dates back to earliest cultures, but the artistry in their decoration reached unique heights in the Russian Orthodox Easter celebration. Within the limits set by the availability of materials, the artists of Kodiak did their best to live up to the tradition.” ( p. 72, Faraway Island: Childhood in Kodiak © 2000 by Carolyn E. Andrews)
For more information, or to sign up please contact Curator of Education, Laurie Madsen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 486.5911, and be sure to leave a message if necessary!