30th Annual Pysanka Workshop
Basic Pysanka-Making for Everyone!
Date: March 17, 2013
On-Site Registration: 1:00-2:00 pm
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
4250 Harewood Road, NE (across from Catholic University, plenty of parking)
Washington, DC 20017
Cost: $20.00 per person / $12.00 children 12 & under
This workshop, conducted since 1983 by Jurij Dobczansky, is designed as an
introduction to the basic techniques of pysanka-making for beginners. People of all ages can attend this workshop, but we do ask that all children, 12 and under, be under adult supervision. Even if you are familiar with pysanka-making, this workshop can provide you with the perfect opportunity to create a pysanka, despite your busy schedule, in one afternoon, just in time for Easter. Barring accidents, everyone walks out with at least one pysanka of their own creation!!
The workshop begins with a slide show that explains some of the symbolism of Ukrainian pysanky and gives a step-by-step overview of the pysanka-making process. A small kit, which includes a kystka (stylus), beeswax and suggested designs, is yours to take home. You will be provided with eggs, candles, and dyes. Jurij and several volunteers from the community will be there to answer questions, guide, and assist you at any time.
Filling out the pre-registration form on Holy Family’s Website http://www.ucns-holyfamily.org/docs/Workshop2013_Registration.pdf or calling the Shrine at 202-526-3737 will help us gauge the number of people attending. You may also register on-site just before the workshop. Payment can be made on-site by cash, check or credit card.
Additional books and pysanka kits will also be available for purchase.