VIRTUAL The Art of Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Celebrate the arrival of spring with instructor Jenny Santa Maria, who will talk about and demonstrate the art of Pysanky, also known as Ukrainian egg decorating. This virtual demonstration is a unique opportunity to learn a skill that is traditionally passed down by the matriarch of the family to their children in Ukraine.
Pysanky is a folk tradition that is both art and prayer.To create an intricately designed egg, a special writing tool draws on the egg with wax. As the egg is dipped in various saturated dyes, the wax preserves each step. When the wax is removed, the final design is revealed. During the demonstration of the process of creating a decorated egg, Jenny will explain the history of the art
You will learn about this art form and everything you need to know to make one of your own at home.
Jennifer is a high school art teacher in Tinton Falls and has taught pysanky at mentionable locations such as Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ, The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappingers Falls NY, Brattleboro Art Museum (Vermont) and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. She enjoys the therapeutic and soulful process of creating intricate designs on eggs all year round and has participated in several egg art retreats around the country. Jennifer explores and experiments with mathematical concepts and art nouveau imagery in her work.
Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link the day before the event.
This program is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.
- Monday, March 15, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:15pm
- Livingston Public Library