Come take this unique three hour workshop at Hunt Hill Farm. Learn the basics of making your own one of a kind work of art.
You will be provided with instruction, a brief history of this ancient art form, use of tools and materials and one egg to decorate by hand (no templates or decals used). And you will be sustained by a bowl of homemade Russian vegetable soup our farm kitchen.
Our instructor this evening will be renown Pysanky Master/ Artist Father Paul Luniw of St. Michael’s Church in Terryville, CT. He learned the art of making Ukrainian eggs when he was a child and since then has adorned all kinds of eggs, the largest, an Ostrich egg, taking up to 7 months to complete.
The ancient Ukrainian art of decorating eggs consists of a wax resist/batik method that produces elaborate, colorful, symbolic designs. Although now mainly used to decorate Easter eggs, pysanky are much older than the Christian holiday, dating back to a time of sun worship. Adopted from the pagan tradition by Christians, pysanky were imbued with symbolism and superstition and traditions has upheld the customs and rituals of this ancient art.
$55 per person
All children 12 and older must be accompanied by an adult also taking the class due to the complexity of the process.