Ukrainian egg decorating workshop planned for March 21

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BRATTLEBORO — Acclaimed pysanky artist and instructor Jenny Santa Maria leads a hands-on workshop on the traditional Ukrainian folk art of egg decoration on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Participants will leave the workshop with a beautiful colored egg.

Pysanky technique is similar to batik wax-resist dyeing technique. Patterns are drawn on an egg with hot beeswax, which protects covered areas from subsequent applications of colored dyes. When the wax is removed, a multi-colored pattern is revealed. The finished product, with its intricate designs and symbols, belies the

meditative process involved.

Santa Maria will describe the history and traditions surrounding pysanky, demonstrate decorating techniques, and lead participants in making their own eggs. This workshop is for adults and teens (ages 13 and up). The fee of $30 ($25 for BMAC members) includes all materials, including eggs, hard-to-find traditional and non-traditional colored dyes, and tools.

This popular workshop has sold out in the past. Participants must register in advance at brattleboromuseum.org or by calling 802-257-0124 ext. 101. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.

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