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Come and go as you need to!  Drop in to decorate an egg or stay for more fun!

Join us for our inaugural Ukrainian egg decorating workshop and fundraiser on Saturday, April 2! This will be a fun morning for ALL ages with children’s egg crafts and a special adult egg decorating activity using the Pysanky method. Please note that this is an egg decorating activity, not an egg hunt! 

If you're joining us, please also consider bringing a donation, in any amount to support Episcopal Relief and Development's Ukraine Crisis Response. Your gift will help provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies, and other needed assistance to families from Ukraine.

Take a moment to read an Episcopal News Service March 15th article that mentions our Eggstravaganza event

 

Registration is required to participate. Childcare for 3 and under will be provided.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

We'll have blown eggs and the tools needed for adult Pysanky egg decorating.  Children under 8 will have supervised tables set up with simple Psanky egg designs using wax crayons and dye.  Ukrainian folk music will be playing and we are working on a few other treats for this day. 

WHAT IS PYSANKY? 

A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using beeswax and dyes. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. Pysanka is often taken to mean any type of decorated egg, but it specifically refers to an egg created by the written-wax method and utilizing traditional folk motifs and designs. 

HISTORY OF PYSANKY EGGS

Learn about the history of Psanky Eggs HERE

OTHER VOCABULARY

Kistka – The special writing tool used to draw on the egg with hot wax.

Dye – the coloring used to stain the egg