Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ukrainian “Pysanka” Demonstration and Workshop in New Haven

NEW HAVEN A Ukrainian “Pysanka” Demonstration and Workshop will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. on March 24 in the hall of St. Michael’sUkrainian Catholic Church, 563 George St.

Participants will learn the history and folklore of this ancient Ukrainian art and will also create a treasured keepsake “pysanka” in the wax-resist technique using the traditional kistka, bees wax and dyes.

The instructor,Gloria Horbaty, of Ukrainian decent from Wallingford, has been lecturing, demonstrating and teaching the Art of Pysanka Decorating throughout Connecticut for over 35 years.

The event is open to all ages, families invited.  However, children must be chaperoned by an adult.

Donation per participant is $5.00.

Traditional equipment to create a pysanka will be available for sale at a nominal fee.
In addition, each participant is required to bring the following to the workshop: 
                2-3 white, whole, raw eggs, unblemished and at room temperature in an egg carton;
                2 short candles (6 inches maximum; no votive type) and a low candleholder;
                One soft-leaded pencil and a small towel to rest the egg on.

The event is co-sponsored by the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America – Branch 108, New Haven, and St. Michael’s Ukrainian Heritage Center.
To register or for additional information, call Gloria Horbaty (203-269-5909).
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