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Pysanky – Creating a New World Vision from Ancient Design

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ArtsAlive! Education Center
200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Coreen Weilminster


Thursday, March 26
6-10 pm
Registration Deadline
Monday, March 23
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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.  Participants must bring an empty egg carton to transport their piece home safely.

Artist Bio:     Coreen Weilminster learned the art of Pysanky from her great aunts and has been “writing eggs” for over 30 years, teaching others formally for 10 years.  When she is not teaching or writing on eggs, she is sharing her sense of wonder through photography, enjoying travel with her husband and two daughters, and snuggling her Bedlington Terriers.