PYSANKY: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design

Considered by many to be a “sacred magical art”, the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments (made of wood and copper) called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and candlelight, and intensely vibrant dyes.

Create a beautiful egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky, or create a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision. This workshop will explore the art in a free form, using symbolism that tells a specific story and holds a deliberate intention. Each participant will receive a Pysanky kit containing the basic tools and materials required for the class. Instructors Kerry Palumbo and Coreen Weilminster have been making Pysanky for over 30 years.

TERMS and CONDITIONS: This is an adult only class. Participants must bring an empty egg carton to transport their piece home safely. Because kits are being purchased for each participant. cancellations with refund minus the cost of the kits will be applied if cancelled within 7 days of the course. Cancellations not accepted within a week of the course date. Proof of COVID vaccination is required to attend this course. A negative COVID test within 24 hours of the start of the course will also be accepted. Masks will also be required. Food an drink inside the facility is prohibited. NHSM retains the right to update or change these requirements at any time.

$45 NHSM Members
$60 Non Members

It may be safe to say that art and nature have a symbiotic relationship – feeding of and from each other. NHSM explores and celebrates this relationship in a series of Art and Nature Workshops.