Explore the ancient and colorful art of decorating eggs with wax-resist method.
Explore the ancient and colorful art of decorating eggs and the rich symbolism behind the motifs. Eggs are not painted, but are dyed using a wax-resist method. Students will learn about the cultural origins of this art and folklore behind the intricate designs. Designs will be demonstrated and discussed, ranging from basic to more detailed, and students will complete several eggs in class. Advanced or returning students will be encouraged and guided to develop their own motifs that incorporate significance to their own lives or their families. Students will leave with the supplies necessary to continue the art at home and create a new tradition within their own families. Students will also have the opportunity to explore other egg decorating techniques from different regions of Ukraine and surrounding countries.
Materials kit can be purchased ($30) which includes egg blowing supplies, kistky (writing tools), beeswax, candles, dyes.
Students should have a pencil, a roll of absorbent paper towels, an egg carton, and 4-6 clean white chicken eggs.
Limit 12 students, ages 12 and up.
Contact instructor upon registration to arrange for kit purchase.