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Pysanky – Ukrainian Egg Art Class

Pysanky are the painted eggs of traditional Ukrainian folk art, created by a method that is similar to batik. Patterns are drawn on the egg with hot beeswax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied afterwards. This process is repeated until a pattern is built up. Finally the wax is removed to reveal the colors that were sequentially covered up at each stage, resulting in the pysanka. Columbia Art Center offers a Pysanky class March 21st. This class fills quickly so early registration is recommended. Minimum class size is two; maximum is 16. The fee includes instruction and operating costs.