Crafts for Kids with the UHEC: Trypillian Clay Pot (Virtual)
The Trypillians are most noted for their technological advances and use of ceramics. The civilization created a rudimentary pottery wheel, and towards the end, a kiln for hardening their pots. The Trypillian people had no written language but used a series of over 200 symbols. Symbols carved or later painted onto their pottery were used to ward off evil, gain good fortune, bring a hearty harvest, protect livestock, and promote fertility. Trypillian symbols on pots, plates, colanders, spoons, and exteriors of their homes are heavily referenced in writing Pysanky as well as Ukrainian embroidery.
In this workshop young artists will learn about Trypillian Culture, their use of ceramics, design symbolism, and create their own coil method Trypillian pot.
You must provide your own supplies for this workshop.
Suitable for grade school aged children. Seating is limited to 25 participants.
Taught by Maria (Mia) Naumenko, guest artist & UHEC Volunteer
This event will take place ONLINE, but registration is required.
- 2 LB Terracotta colored air-dry clay
- Available at Michael’s for $7.99 (20% coupons available)
- Also available at Target for $5.99
- White air-dry clay may also be substituted where terracotta isn’t available
- Brown and Black markers
- Acrylic paint markers work best, but can be substituted for washable children’s or permanent markers based on the age of your child
- Scrap Paper to draw your design
- Small bowl of water
- Small sponge
- A spoon
- A pencil
- A tablecloth or worry-free mess surface
- A paper plate
This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. The day before the event, you will get a personalized link to access the workshop.
Donations gratefully accepted.