Lemko-Style "Drop-Pull" Ukrainian Pysanka (Easter Egg) Workshop
During the period of Lent preceding Pascha, or Easter, Ukrainians write pysanky, or decorate eggs, using ancient symbols. From the deep past, these patterns were thought to imbue the egg with magical powers and ward away evil spirits, and they later took on Christian meanings. Join us at the Center to continue this age-old tradition as we get ready to welcome spring.
The defining feature of Lemko style pysanky is the series of tear-shaped lines. Out of these lines, symmetric patterns are made on the egg representing nature. To make the tear-shaped lines, the drop-pull method is used. Join us to learn this method and make your own Lemko pysanka, using a wax-resist method!
About Our Guest Instructor, Marko Lyszyk
Both my grandmothers were born in the Lemko region. I teach others about aspects of Lemko culture as a way to preserve it. I do this via the YouTube channel "The American Lemko" and podcast "Let's Learn Lemko".
The workshop is open to adults and children 12 and older. All materials included.
Seating is limited to 15 participants per session, so register early!
The UHEC and the Exhibit "Ukraine 1933: A Cookbook" will be open hours indicated.
Workshop will be taught by Marko Lyszyk
Questions, contact the UHEC at 732-356-0132 or email email@example.com
Donations are gratefully accepted.