Learn traditional techniques to decorate your own festive egg! Eggs are decorated with designs in the technique known as "wax resist". Traditional symbols, designs and patterns are applied with melted beeswax using a tool called a kistka. Eggs are then dipped into successively darker dye baths. At the end of the process the beeswax is melted off to reveal a dazzling display of colour.
Most popularly known as a Ukrainian tradition this is actually common across many Eastern European countries and the practice has been around for thousands of years in celebration of Spring and fertility.
Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Location: Remote Gallery - 568 Richmond St. West, Toronto
$25/person - all materials included / limited seating: get your ticket at https://www.universe.com/intro-pysanky-egg-decorating
All materials are included. Please note that we will be working with: indelible dyes, raw eggs, and a candle flame.
About the instructor:
Natalie Waddell is a Toronto ceramic artist and a passionate 'Maker of Things' currently practicing out of Akin’s King location. Always exploring different materials and techniques she saw a photo of Pysanky eggs 7 years ago and has been making them ever since.
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