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Akin Creative: Intro to Pysanky Egg Decorating

  • Akin St Clair 1747 Saint Clair Avenue West Toronto, ON, M6N 1J4 Canada (map)
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Saturday March 24 / 1pm-4pm / Akin St Clair - 1747 St Clair Ave West
$25/person - all materials included / limited seating: get your ticket at  www.universe.com/pysanky2018

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.

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'. Always exploring different materials and techniques she saw a photo of Pysanky eggs 7 years ago and has been making them ever since.