Folk Arts at UHEC: Petrykivka Painting - ONLINE

Learn the Ukrainian decorative art style known as Petrikivka with master artist Halyna Nazerenko as she comes to us virtually directly from Petrykivka, Ukraine.

Petrykivka decorative painting is on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is an ornamental folk art rich in symbolism. Once strictly practiced as a form of applied art – traditionally, folk artists adorned hope chests, walls, home exteriors, indoor stoves, etc. – today, it has evolved into a painting style for framed artwork.

In this workshop you will create your own Petrykivka art, suitable for framing. You provide your own supplies - a list will be provided after registration. 

Adults and students age 12+, with or without experience in painting, are encouraged to join this fun workshop.

This event si FREE and will take place  ONLINE on GoToWebinar,  however registration is required. 




Ms. Nazarenko, who hails from Petrykivka, Ukraine, the town whence the art form originates, has been drawing since childhood. She studied in an art high school and graduated from the Myrhorod Art College. Her works have been exhibited internationally. 





UHEC folk art programming is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


August 1st, 2020 from  1:00 PM to  3:00 PM