March 11, 2012

PYSANKA: The Ukrainian Easter Egg - Exhibition and Decoration Workshops


Want to learn more about Ukrainian Easter eggs? Want your students to experience decorating them? Here are two timely opportunities at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City:

In keeping with its annual springtime tradition, the Museum is presenting an exhibition of pysanky – the unique Ukrainian Easter eggs known the world over for their intricate, colorful designs. PYSANKA: The Ukrainian Easter Egg will be on display from March 1 through May 27. Drawn from the Museum's extensive folk arts collection, the nearly 300 eggs are decorated in a variety of regional styles, rich colors, and assorted motifs; many are the work of acclaimed artist Sofika Zielyk. For full details about the exhibition go to

Adults and children will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky - Ukrainian Easter eggs. Dyes, beeswax and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. Fill your Easter basket with beautiful pysanky, rather than just plain colored eggs! This one-day (2+ hours) workshop is offered on Saturdays and Sundays. For more details about this and other courses and workshops go to

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