Learn to craft Ukrainian Pysanky eggs as part of the W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas Sunday Afternoon Program series at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25.
The traditional Easter artifact is decorated with traditional folk designs from Ukraine, using a technique by which the designs are carefully written in beeswax.
Pysanka is often taken to mean any type of decorated egg, but it specifically refers to one made by the written-wax method and utilizing traditional folk motifs and designs.
According to scholars, the art of wax-resist egg decoration in Slavic cultures probably dates back to the pre-Christian era. In modern times, the art of the pysanka was carried abroad by Ukrainian emigrants to North and South America, where the custom took hold.
Participants will learn about the history of Pysanky eggs and walked through the process of making their own. Included in the $15 materials fee is a kit which includes wax, two eggs and artistic tools.
Reservations are required by calling 254-968-1886. Space is limited.