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Learn to make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Studio A at Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce pysanky classes in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. In this workshop we will be making beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs – pysanky.

You will learn the method of batik – also called wax-resist – dying. You will also be familiarized with the wide range of Ukrainian folk art traditional patterns, designs and symbols and their history. The designs are made with beeswax which is melted in the flame of a candle and applied to the egg using a tool called a kistka.

The eggs are dipped into successively darker dyes. At the end of the process the beeswax is melted off to reveal the beautiful and colorful design. You may use the traditional patterns, or also freestyle and make up your own design.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Andrea Kulish is an artist, craftsperson, photographer and graphic design professional. She’s a first-generation Ukrainian-American and has been making pysanky since she was at least eight years old. Classes are taught at Studio A, Pink Dog Creative, 344 Depot Street next to Pizza Pura.

Pick a date: pysankyfall2013
Wednesday March 12th, 6-9pm
Saturday March 15th, 2-5pm
Wednesday March 26th, 6-9pm
Tuesday April 8, 6-9pm
Saturday April 12, 2-5pm
Wednesday April 16, 6-9pm

Ages 18 and over
$40 includes all materials*
e-mail andreakulish@gmail.com or call 828-423-6459 to reserve your space

Egg parties! Andrea is  also available to go to your home, school, church or other space to teach groups of 3 to 12 people, ages 8 and up. Please inquire for more details!

*sliding fee scale is available

More info at: http://andrikaspysanky.wordpress.com/workshops/

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  1. andreakulish@gmail.com'

    Thank you very much for including this article about my pysanky classes! Pysanky are a great fit for Asheville- unique, fun and colorful!