Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The World Needs More Pysanky

Spring Break Pysanky Workshops

The world needs more pysanky.  Ancient legend says that "as long as pysanky are made, evil shall not prevail over good in the world". Learn how to make traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs with beeswax and dyes.

Link to a whimsical video clip announcing my annual spring workshops
Pysanky 4 Kids – Ukrainian Egg Decorating

With a few simple tools and the proper instruction, anyone from 6 to 96 can learn to make a beautiful pysanka the traditional way. This is a great activity to do with your family and friends. What is so unique about my workshops?  I have been teaching pysanky since 1991 and over the years have amassed many, many teaching aids (samples, models, posters, etc.) handouts and best of all—empty eggshells—so that at the end of the workshop everyone takes home a pysanka that will last forever!
  • includes inspiring video, folk history and culture, traditional legends, teaching aids, clear and concise instructions, one-on-one attention, unique hands-on technique
  • March 12, 13, 19, 20 and 21, 2012 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • all materials supplied
  • gift bag and certificate also provided
  • opportunity to see one of-a-kind Gallery and Library
  • pre-registration required 604-275-8169
  • all workshops at Baba's Beeswax Pysanka Studio, Richmond, BC

Pysanky Ukrainian Wax-Resist Egg Decorating

Cartons of eggs stand at the ready.  It's dyeing time at our annual pysanky Ukrainian Easter egg decorating workshops. Discover the magic of making pysanky the traditional way with beeswax and dyes.  With over 50 years of experience in making pysanky, I share not only the technique, but also the history and culture of this time-honoured activity.  I also share information, knowledge, hints and money-saving tips.
  • includes inspiring video presentation, folk history and culture, traditional legends, and unique wax-resist technique
  • workshops are from 7 pm to 9 pm on March 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2012
  • all materials supplied
  • my workshops are very popular and fill up early
  • opportunity to see one of-a-kind Gallery and Library
  • pre-registration required 604-275-8169 
  • all workshops at Baba's Beeswax Pysanka Studio, Richmond, BC

Link to my Calendar or download a Poster to share.
Making pysanky has never been so easy, fun or affordable!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Roses Are Red

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I decorated these
And so can you

. . . . share your own Valentine here . . . .

This design is a February Feature on t-shirts and other products from Baba's Beeswax.