Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop organized by Mother Myrick’s Confectionery. The workshop will be led by well known artist, mural painter & educator Kim Ray. You only need to bring 3 uncooked eggs.
The art of pysanka dates back to ancient times, when eggs were decorated in the spring as a symbol of the rebirth of the earth. A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using beeswax and beautiful bright colored dyes. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, with beeswax using a kistka drawing traditional folk motifs and designs.
Traditionally, each region, each village, and almost every family in Ukraine had its own special ritual, its own symbols, meanings and secret formulas for dyeing eggs. These customs were preserved faithfully and passed down through generations. The pysanky were made at night, when the children were asleep. Everyone from the youngest to the oldest received a pysanka for Easter.
Donations at this event will be collected for Voices of Children Foundation which provides support to children affected by war in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.