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Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Decorating

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The Asbury Hotel

210 5th Avenue

Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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Jenny Santa Maria as she demonstrates how to create an original pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter egg.

About this Event

Celebrate the spring at The Asbury with instructor, Jenny Santa Maria as she demonstrates how to create an original pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter egg.

Participants will learn about the cultural significance of the art while gaining experience with the tools, dyes and wax. No prerequisite skills are required.

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This workshop 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, also known as Ukrainian eggs, is a folk tradition that is both art and prayer. The method is similar to batik - patterns are drawn on the egg with hot beeswax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Finally, the wax is removed to reveal the colors that were covered up at each stage. The finished product, with its intricate designs and symbols, does not suggest the meditative process involved. A great deal of patience and concentration is required to complete a single egg, but it is very rewarding to reveal your hard work when the wax is removed.

What does this workshop include?

This tutorial will cover the history and traditions surrounding Pysanky, how to make your own egg, and an independent practice session.

The instructor will provide a variety of eggs, many traditional and non-traditional colored dyes, and tools.

What should I bring?

Please bring a container or an old egg carton

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About the facilitator:

Jenny Santa Maria has created many beautiful eggs with a more modern aesthetic. She explores and experiments with mathematical concepts and art nouveau imagery in her work. She enjoys the therapeutic and soulful process of creating intricate designs on eggs all year round and has participated in several egg art retreats and shows around the country. She has taught pysanky at mentionable locations such as Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ, The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappingers Falls NY, and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.

More information can be found at www.flametipstudio.com

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Ages 18+ are welcome

Cash bar available

This is a ticketed event - limited number of seating available.

Same day tickets may not be available - so purchase in advance!

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Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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