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Learn How To Make Pysanka, Traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Next Month

Proceeds will support the Ukrainian National Museum, which has been in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood since 1952.

Pysanka are traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs designed with folk motifs and created with a wax-written method.
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UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — Next month you can learn how to make a traditional Ukrainian Easter egg while also supporting a neighborhood museum.

The Ukrainian National Museum is offering three opportunities to learn how to make pysanka, a Ukrainian art form in which an Easter egg is designed with traditional folk motifs using wax.

The virtual classes cost $35. Registration includes a complete kit with dyes, wax, a kistka tool, instructions and a brochure. Kits will be mailed to your home once you’ve registered and paid for the workshop.

The class is open to anyone living in the United States. Classes will take place via Zoom from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • March 6 (register by Feb. 25)
  • March 13 (register by March 3)
  • March 20 (register by March 10)

Information about the history, meanings of the colors and symbols in this Ukrainian art form will be shared during the workshop and included in the mailed materials.

Proceeds will support the Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W. Superior St. The museum was co-founded in 1952 by displaced scholars who hoped the museum would reflect the lives of those forced to leave their homeland.

Today, the museum’s collection includes countless artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes, historical displays and more.

For more information about the pysanka classes, email admin@ukrainiannationalmuseum.org or call 312-421-8020. Follow the museum on Facebook for updates.

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