Instructor:  Mary Bingham

Enjoy the art of making traditional Ukrainian decorated eggs. I have always been intrigued by the intricate details of Ukrainian eggs. The history and symbols they use to decorate the eggs have much meaning and the culture and customs behind creating these eggs is a year round event in Ukrainians’ daily lives.

We will decorate the eggs with a process of waxing (using a kistka) and then dying the egg. After the drawing is waxed and dyed on your egg, you will remove the wax in the traditional method using a candle flame. The symbols and designs are stunning once the wax is removed. To preserve the dyed egg you will use polyurethane and allow it to dry before removing the eggs contents.

Students can take their egg home to polyurethane themselves or pick it up the next day after it has dried. I will demonstrate how to blow out the egg contents in case student want to finish their egg at home.

Note: Wear old clothes as wax and dyes can be messy.

Mary will be offering an intermediate version of this class on Monday, June 17th. Click here for details.

Schedules

  • Occurs Sunday, June 16th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue

The Folk School

2300 Airport Way, Cabin 66
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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