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Pysanky Toronto 2020

Pysanky Toronto 2020!

Hosted by Ukrainian EggCessories, Pysanky Toronto offers a 4-day immersive retreat for pysanka enthusiasts. 

Overview of the 4-Day registration for Pysanky Toronto 2020:

  • 4 full day admission (June 11, 2020 @10am to June 14th, 2020 @3pm) 
  • the chance to write and celebrate the art of pysankarstvo
  • meet other artists & lovers of pysanky and other egging techniques
  • share and hear tips and techniques
  • experience presentations from guest speakers 
  • participate in small group demos
  • purchase pysanky supplies
  • participate in an egg exchange
  • donate to the goodie bags
  • includes meals & snacks
  • door prizes

All levels welcome (basic knowledge highly recommended). This is the only pysanka retreat of its kind in Canada, and draws attendees from all over North America.

Registration cost is: $250CAD (includes HST & fees)

Ukrainian EggCessories discount Codes will not be accepted on ticket prices. Thank-you. Accommodation is separate.  Please note that there will be no Saturday option and a weekend option will only open on March 1st, IF the event is not sold out.

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Registration opens Tuesday January 21st @ 5pm EST

These demos are for registrants of Pysanky Toronto 2020 only.

Please consult the schedule before registering and make sure you haven’t double-booked yourself.

The schedule can be found here: 

Pysanky Toronto 2020 Demo Schedule

The demos are listed as "products" at the bottom of the page. Click on the demo name to read more. 

To register for a demo: Add the demo to your cart, the same way you would purchase an item from our site. Once your demo(s) are chosen, go to your cart and proceed with "purchase" and click the Pay Now to confirm your spot. Your credit card will not be charged at this time. You will receive an email confirming the classes you’ve signed up for, aka your “order”.

While demo costs are listed as “$0”. Please be aware that when you “purchase” a workshop, you're reserving a spot and agree to pay the instructor's fee in cash at the event. If plans change such that you can't attend a demo, it’s your responsibility to pay the fee or find someone to fill your spot.

Please understand that while we hope to accommodate everyone, it may not be possible to take all the demos on your list.

On Tuesday, January 21 at 5pm EST all demos will be open for registration. 
Registration is first come, first served. 
  

  • #0 - Pysanky Toronto 2020 - 4-Day Registration - June 11-14, 2020
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    Hosted by Ukrainian EggCessories, Pysanky Toronto offers a 4-day immersive retreat for pysanka enthusiasts. 

    Overview of the 4-Day registration option for Pysanky Toronto 2020:

    • 4 full day admission (Thursday June 11, 2020 @ 10am to Sunday June 14th, 2020 @ 3pm) 
    • the chance to write and celebrate the art of pysankarstvo
    • meet other artists
    • share and hear tips and techniques
    • experience presentations from guest speakers 
    • participate in small group demos
    • purchase pysanky supplies
    • participate in an egg exchange
    • includes meals & snacks
    • door prizes

    All levels welcome (basic knowledge highly recommended). This is the only pysanka retreat of its kind in Canada, and draws attendees from all over North America.

    Registration cost is: $250CAD ($221.24 + $28.76 HST 13%)

    Ukrainian EggCessories discount Codes will not be accepted on ticket prices. Thank-you.

    Accommodation is separate. 

    After you purchase your tickets, click here to join the Facebook group where we are discussing everything you need to know about where to stay and what to bring. https://www.facebook.com/groups/PysankyToronto2020/

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  • #1 - demo 1 - Mar'yana Svarnyk - Thursday June 11, 7:30pm-8:30pm - Ancient Swirles & the Great Mother
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    Ancient Swirls and the Great Mother
    By Mar’yana Svarnyk
     

    Some of the most archaic looking patterns of traditional Ukrainian Pysanky, especially, but not exclusively from Podillya, are the ones where the fluid seemingly plant-based swirls and leaves often combined into S-shaped ornaments are said to symbolize the Great Goddess or the Primordial Mother.

    Most of these have the dark or black background, less frequently red. The main ornament is usually done in white with some additional decorations in yellow, and red. There are very few traditional samples with white background.

    We will look through several different versions of these patterns, take them apart and see how to place them on the egg.

    Bring your own egg and pencil. You will be able to sketch out the design of your choice on the egg to be completed later.

    Fee: $10

    About Mar'yana:

    Mar'yana Svarnyk was born and grew up in Ukraine, learned how to make common as well as drop-pull pysanky from her grandmother in the 1980s. Currently lives in Regina, SK, and is particularly interested in traditional pysanky patters, as well as in the use of natural dyes on eggs. 
    Has experimented, and continues to do so with both the traditionally used high quality natural dyes (dried and essences) and with the locally available fresh plants. Is very much fascinated by the history of dyes and their use and significance in different historic periods and different locations around the world. 
    In spare time is working on completing the PhD in the overlap of German philosophy and Canadian art, volunteers conducting free meditation classes and workshops, and is learning to play Indian classical music on the bamboo flute.

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  • #2 - Demo 1: Natalie K Kit - Colour's Role in Pysanky - Thursday June 11, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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    Colour’s Role in Pysanky

    Natalie K Kit
    Want to learn how to understand the use of colour, the relationships between colours and how their appearance can be affected by their placement and the colour adjacent to it? Then, this is the demo for you. (Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels)
    Some of the highlights will include…
    • Discussion of colour palette samples
    • Discussion of color families and using a color wheel as a starting point and learning tool for those wanting to be more adventurous with color choices.
    • Discussion of several sample pysanky using the same design but varying the treatment. For example, writing the egg on a white chicken shell compared to the same design written on a brown egg, then etched to white and dyed. Then starting with an egg dyed black, for the main wax lines, washed back and dyed normally and similarly on a brown egg shell.

    Please note this is a discussion/demo. I will offer some take away materials by providing several color palettes and 1 or 2 designs that can be used for practice during the course of the retreat.

    Cost: $10 CAD per person 10 person maximum

    About Natalie:

    Writing pysanky is an art and tradition that his been part of me for most of my life and learnt from my mother. Creating a pysanka has never lost that intrinsic sense of magic and mystery; an activity where the motion of writing often provides entry into a creative universe where new ideas and perspectives come to life. Painting, gardening, reading, fermenting, art history and cats also play various roles in this creative process.

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  • #2 - Demo 2: Natalie K. Kit - Colour's Role in Pysanky - Saturday June 13, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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    Colour’s Role in Pysanky
    Natalie Kit

    Want to learn how to understand the use of colour, the relationships between colours and how their appearance can be affected by their placement and the colour adjacent to it? Then, this is the demo for you. (Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels)
    Some of the highlights will include…

    • Discussion of colour palette samples
    • Discussion of color families and using a color wheel as a starting point and learning tool for those wanting to be more adventurous with color choices.
    • Discussion of several sample pysanky using the same design but varying the treatment. For example, writing the egg on a white chicken shell compared to the same design written on a brown egg, then etched to white and dyed. Then starting with an egg dyed black, for the main wax lines, washed back and dyed normally and similarly on a brown egg shell.

    Please note this is a discussion/demo. I will offer some take away materials by providing several color palettes and 1 or 2 designs that can be used for practice during the course of the retreat.

    Cost: $10 CAD per person 10 person maximum

    About Natalie:

    Writing pysanky is an art and tradition that his been part of me for most of my life and learnt from my mother. Creating a pysanka has never lost that intrinsic sense of magic and mystery; an activity where the motion of writing often provides entry into a creative universe where new ideas and perspectives come to life. Painting, gardening, reading, fermenting, art history and cats also play various roles in this creative process.

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  • #3 - Demo 1: Jordan Byrd - Cut Eggshell Jewelry - Friday June 12, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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    Cut Eggshell Jewelry

    Jordan Byrd

    In this demo learn the ins and outs of how to create eggshell jewelry from start to finish. This demo will cover everything I do to make my own jewelry for my business, not only will I provide handouts and verbally walk you through the process, but will actually live demonstrate every aspect throughout the process. Some of the points you will learn are:

    • How to evenly and strategically space your jewelry on the eggshell and how curvature will affect your epoxy process
    • Cutting out and limited breakage, wheel types, speeds, cutting boxes and dust safety
    • How to use ecopoxy and all the tips and tricks involved for a successful experience…from the first try
    • Coating the fronts and improving shell strength
    • Types of ear wires and chains and why they matter

    Please note this is a demo/discussion only and not a hands on workshop although plenty of time will be provided for Q&A. Handouts will be provided.


    Cost: $10 CAD per person 5 Person min

    About Jordan:Hi! I’m Jordan, mom to a lively 6 year old and creator and maker behind Inside the Byrds Nest. when I am not creating new eggshell jewelry or display eggs for my next show, you can find me baking, reading, dancing to the same song on repeat, or sneaking off to my studio to work on my next design.
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  • #3 - Demo 2: Jordan Byrd - Cut Eggshell Jewelry - Friday June 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm
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    Cut Eggshell Jewelry

    Jordan Byrd

    In this demo learn the ins and outs of how to create eggshell jewelry from start to finish. This demo will cover everything I do to make my own jewelry for my business, not only will I provide handouts and verbally walk you through the process, but will actually live demonstrate every aspect throughout the process. Some of the points you will learn are:

    • How to evenly and strategically space your jewelry on the eggshell and how curvature will affect your epoxy process
    • Cutting out and limited breakage, wheel types, speeds, cutting boxes and dust safety
    • How to use ecopoxy and all the tips and tricks involved for a successful experience…from the first try
    • Coating the fronts and improving shell strength
    • Types of ear wires and chains and why they matter

    Please note this is a demo/discussion only and not a hands on workshop although plenty of time will be provided for Q&A. Handouts will be provided.


    Cost: $10 CAD per person 5 Person min

    About Jordan:Hi! I’m Jordan, mom to a lively 6 year old and creator and maker behind Inside the Byrds Nest. when I am not creating new eggshell jewelry or display eggs for my next show, you can find me baking, reading, dancing to the same song on repeat, or sneaking off to my studio to work on my next design.
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  • #4 - Demo 1: Mark E Malachowski - Designing on Graph Paper - Friday June 12, 9:30am-10:30pm
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    Designing on Graph Paper

    by Mark E Malachowski

    In this demo I will share:

    • How I use graph paper to sketch and draw a batik egg design.
    • How to refine a rough sketch into a complete drawing that can then be transferred onto an egg (using a grid on the egg and dividing into 4th (16th) or 3rd (12th) to create a repeating pattern.
    • How to utilize the grid on the graph paper to create curves, circles, organic and geometric shapes incorporating these shapes into various patterns to create a complete and harmonious pysanka – batik egg design.
    • Share some drawing tips to keep the creative process flowing.
    • Finding inspiration for your designs in nature and random manmade objects.
    • Participants in this demo will be encouraged to challenge themselves and experiment with this method of drawing their own designs and to practice using the graph paper and grid division on the egg.

            Cost: $10 CAD per person 10 participants

            About me:


            I am an artist and consider myself a painter but, like to explore and experiment with other mediums. I have been designing my batik eggs since 2002 and been hosting weekend Batik Egg Workshops in Cleveland for many years. Recently I’ve taken my workshops on the road with a couple “Pop Up Batik Egg Workshops”.

            In October 2020 I will be hosting along with Linda Hupert the first annual “Pysanky On The River” batik egg event in Cleveland, Ohio.

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            • #4 - Demo 2: Mark E Malachowski - Designing on Graph Paper - Friday June 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
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              Designing on Graph Paper

              by Mark E Malachowski

              In this demo I will share: 

              • How I use graph paper to sketch and draw a batik egg design.
              • How to refine a rough sketch into a complete drawing that can then be transferred onto an egg (using a grid on the egg and dividing into 4th (16th) or 3rd (12th) to create a repeating pattern.
              • How to utilize the grid on the graph paper to create curves, circles, organic and geometric shapes incorporating these shapes into various patterns to create a complete and harmonious pysanka – batik egg design.
              • Share some drawing tips to keep the creative process flowing.
              • Finding inspiration for your designs in nature and random manmade objects.
              • Participants in this demo will be encouraged to challenge themselves and experiment with this method of drawing their own designs and to practice using the graph paper and grid division on the egg.


                         Cost: $10 CAD per person 10 participants

                        About me:
                        I am an artist and consider myself a painter but, like to explore and experiment with other mediums. I have been designing my batik eggs since 2002 and been hosting weekend Batik Egg Workshops in Cleveland for many years. Recently I’ve taken my workshops on the road with a couple “Pop Up Batik Egg Workshops”.

                        In October 2020 I will be hosting along with Linda Hupert the first annual “Pysanky On The River” batik egg event in Cleveland, Ohio.

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                        • #5 - Demo 1: Nadia Gennings - Drapanka (Scratched Eggs) - Friday June 12, 7:30pm-8:30pm
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                          DRAPANKA/SCRATCHED EGGS

                          by Nadia Gennings

                          In this demo/ some hands-on I will show

                          • what different tools you can use to scratch an egg
                          • the basics of either planning and drawing a design or freeform
                          • practicing some scratch designs on paper
                          • we should be able to get started on an egg
                          • hand out of simple design/flowers to scratch

                          cost $10 per person minimum 8 to 12 participants
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                        • #6 - Demo 1: Theresa Somerset -
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                          Drawing and shading Poinsettias

                          Theresa Somerset

                          1. Drawing and shading Poinsettias: Theresa will show student how to draw a poinsettia, and have student try their hand at it. Student will be shown two different variations of shading and highlighting on a red poinsettia, and how to implement veining and shading on a white poinsettia with different household chemicals added to the shading. Student will then practice white leaves on the eggs. Students are then given a homework assignment to pick different colors of poinsettias and see if they can replicate it with the given dyes. Students may also want to explore how to move the flower motif around in a variety of different egg divisions.

                          2. Instructor will provide: Pattern sheet/graph paper, some paintbrushes, and shading tools, paint trays and small containers of the household chemicals.

                          3. Student will bring: mechanical pencil for drawing/note taking, cotton swabs/cosmetic swabs and a white prepped/cleaned chicken egg.

                          Fee per student is $10 CAD.
                          Minimum number of participants is 4.
                          Maximum number of participants is 10.

                           

                          About Theresa Somerset:

                          A graduate of Castleton State University with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Theresa is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, paints in acrylics, oils, mixed water media and builds assemblages. She has won a number of awards, as well as participated in juried shows. She is perhaps best known for the intricate Ukrainian/Batik Art Eggs that she decorates, and also incorporates into her still-life paintings.Theresa is currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, The Ohio Egg Artist Guild, and the World Egg Artist Association, among other egg decorating organizations and has written for and has been featured in the “Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication, as well as “The Hatchery” egg decorating magazine. She has collaborated with the children’s Authors John and Jennifer Churchman on “The Easter Surprise” showcasing her egg art within the story. She has also collaborated with Food Author Carolyn Tillie and her egg art can be found in “A Feast for the Eyes- Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini”.Theresa is currently represented by four juried Vermont Galleries and her work is shown all year round. She is an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky Toronto Retreat, and has attended Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She also teaches through her own studio in Essex Jct., Vermont. For more information, you may visit her website: www.precisionartstudio.com

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                        • #6 - Demo 2: Theresa Somerset -
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                          Drawing and shading Poinsettias

                          Theresa Somerset

                          1. Drawing and shading Poinsettias: Theresa will show student how to draw a poinsettia, and have student try their hand at it. Student will be shown two different variations of shading and highlighting on a red poinsettia, and how to implement veining and shading on a white poinsettia with different household chemicals added to the shading. Student will then practice white leaves on the eggs. Students are then given a homework assignment to pick different colors of poinsettias and see if they can replicate it with the given dyes. Students may also want to explore how to move the flower motif around in a variety of different egg divisions.
                          2. Instructor will provide: Pattern sheet/graph paper, some paintbrushes, and shading tools, paint trays and small containers of the household chemicals.
                          3. Student will bring: mechanical pencil for drawing/note taking, cotton swabs/cosmetic swabs and a white prepped/cleaned chicken egg.

                          Fee per student is $10 CAD.
                          Minimum number of participants is 4.

                          Maximum number of participants is 10.

                            About Theresa Somerset:


                            A graduate of Castleton State University with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Theresa is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, paints in acrylics, oils, mixed water media and builds assemblages. She has won a number of awards, as well as participated in juried shows. She is perhaps best known for the intricate Ukrainian/Batik Art Eggs that she decorates, and also incorporates into her still-life paintings.
                            Theresa is currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, The Ohio Egg Artist Guild, and the World Egg Artist Association, among other egg decorating organizations and has written for and has been featured in the “Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication, as well as “The Hatchery” egg decorating magazine. She has collaborated with the children’s Authors John and Jennifer Churchman on “The Easter Surprise” showcasing her egg art within the story. She has also collaborated with Food Author Carolyn Tillie and her egg art can be found in “A Feast for the Eyes- Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini”.
                            Theresa is currently represented by four juried Vermont Galleries and her work is shown all year round. She is an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky Toronto Retreat, and has attended Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She also teaches through her own studio in Essex Jct., Vermont. For more information, you may visit her website: www.precisionartstudio.com

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                          1. #6 - Demo 3: Theresa Somerset - Drawing and Shading Poinsettias - Saturday June 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm
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                            Drawing and shading Poinsettias

                            Theresa Somerset

                            1. Drawing and shading Poinsettias: Theresa will show student how to draw a poinsettia, and have student try their hand at it. Student will be shown two different variations of shading and highlighting on a red poinsettia, and how to implement veining and shading on a white poinsettia with different household chemicals added to the shading. Student will then practice white leaves on the eggs. Students are then given a homework assignment to pick different colors of poinsettias and see if they can replicate it with the given dyes. Students may also want to explore how to move the flower motif around in a variety of different egg divisions.
                            2. Instructor will provide: Pattern sheet/graph paper, some paintbrushes, and shading tools, paint trays and small containers of the household chemicals.
                            3. Student will bring: mechanical pencil for drawing/note taking, cotton swabs/cosmetic swabs and a white prepped/cleaned chicken egg.

                            Fee per student is $10 CAD.
                            Minimum number of participants is 4.

                            Maximum number of participants is 10.

                              About Theresa Somerset:

                              A graduate of Castleton State University with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Theresa is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, paints in acrylics, oils, mixed water media and builds assemblages. She has won a number of awards, as well as participated in juried shows. She is perhaps best known for the intricate Ukrainian/Batik Art Eggs that she decorates, and also incorporates into her still-life paintings.
                              Theresa is currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, The Ohio Egg Artist Guild, and the World Egg Artist Association, among other egg decorating organizations and has written for and has been featured in the “Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication, as well as “The Hatchery” egg decorating magazine. She has collaborated with the children’s Authors John and Jennifer Churchman on “The Easter Surprise” showcasing her egg art within the story. She has also collaborated with Food Author Carolyn Tillie and her egg art can be found in “A Feast for the Eyes- Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini”.
                              Theresa is currently represented by four juried Vermont Galleries and her work is shown all year round. She is an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky Toronto Retreat, and has attended Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She also teaches through her own studio in Essex Jct., Vermont. For more information, you may visit her website: www.precisionartstudio.com</

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                            1. #7 - Demo 1: Natalie K Kit - Acid Etching Eggs - Thursday June 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm
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                              Acid Etching Eggs 

                              by Natalie K. Kit

                              You have probably seen photos of the delicate allure and sometimes the bold design statements than can be created on an eggshell through the process of acid etching. After applying melted beeswax with your kistka and creating your design, I will take you through the steps of immersing your egg in an acid solution that will bring your design to life. 

                              Some of the highlights will include… 

                              • Safety first; a discussion of products that can be used for acid etching eggs and the safety steps that must be followed.  I show and discuss the equipment that I use for acid etching.
                              • Each participant will be provided with a list of tools and equipment to engage in acid etching as well as some of the various acids that can be used. We will talk about some of the pros and cons of various products.
                              • We will discuss the various types of eggs that can be used for etching and the effects that can be achieved by using a “naked” shell as well as the use of dyes on the etched shell to add color.
                              • I will also have a video presentation of a work in progress and the use of muriatic acid to achieve the etching results. This volatile acid will not be brought to class but the video example will be a useful comparison to other products that I will be demonstrate “live” during the demo on shells with a pre-waxed design.
                              • Un-waxing a completed etched egg will also be shown and the tips to make this process easier. 

                              Please note this is a discussion/demo. I will offer some take away materials as well as 1 or 2 designs that can be used for practice during the course of the retreat. 

                              Cost: $10 CAD per person 

                              12 - 15 person maximum 

                              About Natalie:

                              Writing pysanky is an art and tradition that has been part of me for most of my life and learnt from my mother. Creating a pysanka has never lost that intrinsic sense of magic and mystery; an activity where the motion of writing often provides entry into a creative universe where new ideas and perspectives come to life. Painting, gardening, reading, fermenting, art history and cats also play various roles in this creative process.  

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                              • #8 - Demo 1: Natalie K. Kit - Main Divisions for Pysankarstvo - Saturday June 13, 11:30am-12:30pm
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                                Main Divisions for Pysankarstvo

                                Natalie K. Kit

                                Want to learn how to make the simple & standard divisions and how you can use them to create the 40 triangles, the basic star pattern and so much more? In this demo, I’ll show you how I create the basic divisions for all my work.

                                Some of the highlights will include…

                                  • How to combine standard divisions using the lathe for the main lines and measuring tape to complete the 40 triangles division as well as eye estimates.
                                  • Demonstrate the basic star pattern and how to create a star that is symmetrical in shape in both 8 points and 6 points which can lead to snowflake designs.
                                  • We’ll explore some of the almost endless design possibilities and star varieties that can be created.
                                  • All division demonstrations will be shown using the craft lathe, measuring tape and templates.

                                Please note this is a discussion/demo. Handouts & sample sheets will be provided for students to keep for their reference in addition to some design photos as well.

                                Cost: $10 CAD per person 10 person maximum About Me:

                                Writing pysanky is an art and tradition that his been part of me for most of my life and learnt from my mother. Creating a pysanka has never lost that intrinsic sense of magic and mystery; an activity where the motion of writing often provides entry into a creative universe where new ideas and perspectives come to life. Painting, gardening, reading, fermenting, art history and cats also play various roles in this creative process.

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                              • #9 - Demo 1: Erin Nelson - Making a  Real Dragon Egg - Friday June 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
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                                Making a Real Dragon Egg

                                Erin Nelson

                                 

                                In this demo I will share:

                                • Selection and preparation of eggs
                                • Waxing scales and etching for definition
                                • Dying and ink application for scale color
                                • Filling and sealing for Cosplayers
                                • Pros and cons of different finishes

                                 

                                *Please note that this is a demo/discussion and not a hands-on workshop.

                                Cost: $5 per person

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                              • #10 - demo 1 - Mar'yana Svarnyk - Natural Dyes: The Vibrant Reds - Saturday June 13, 9:30am-10:30pm
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                                Natural Dyes: The Vibrant Reds

                                By Mar’yana Svarnyk

                                In this demo you will learn about the three main natural sources of lasting red color: madder, sappan wood, and cochineal.

                                Each will be introduced with some of the historical background, you will be able to see/touch/smell these dyestuffs, learn about the different forms they come in, and also where to buy them.

                                You will see the eggs that have been dyed with these dyes and will be able to compare the different shades achieved.

                                There will be a handout containing a tested recipe for each dye.

                                This is a seminar-style demo, not a hands-on workshop, the actual prepared dyes will not be available.

                                Fee: $10

                                About Mar'yana:

                                Mar'yana Svarnyk was born and grew up in Ukraine, learned how to make common as well as drop-pull pysanky from her grandmother in the 1980s. Currently lives in Regina, SK, and is particularly interested in traditional pysanky patters, as well as in the use of natural dyes on eggs. 

                                Has experimented, and continues to do so with both the traditionally used high quality natural dyes (dried and essences) and with the locally available fresh plants. Is very much fascinated by the history of dyes and their use and significance in different historic periods and different locations around the world. 

                                In spare time is working on completing the PhD in the overlap of German philosophy and Canadian art, volunteers conducting free meditation classes and workshops, and is learning to play Indian classical music on the bamboo flute.

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                              • #11 - demo 1 - Mar'yana Svarnyk - Natural Dyes: The Shades of Yellow - Friday June 12, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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                                Natural Dyes: The Shades of Yellow

                                By Mar’yana Svarnyk

                                 In this demo I will introduce some of my favorite sources of natural yellow. I will choose three out of these four: the canary-yellow of elderflower, the intense Chinese yellow of gardenia, the orange- gold of coreopsis, or the brownish yellow of buckthorn.

                                 You will see the dyestuffs themselves as well as the eggs that have been dyed with these dyes and will be able to compare the different shades achieved, including, where applicable, with different mordants.

                                There will be a handout containing a tested recipe for each dye.

                                This is a seminar-style demo, not a hands-on workshop, the actual prepared dyes will not be available.

                                 Fee: $10

                                About Mar'yana:

                                Mar'yana Svarnyk was born and grew up in Ukraine, learned how to make common as well as drop-pull pysanky from her grandmother in the 1980s. Currently lives in Regina, SK, and is particularly interested in traditional pysanky patters, as well as in the use of natural dyes on eggs. 

                                Has experimented, and continues to do so with both the traditionally used high quality natural dyes (dried and essences) and with the locally available fresh plants. Is very much fascinated by the history of dyes and their use and significance in different historic periods and different locations around the world. 

                                In spare time is working on completing the PhD in the overlap of German philosophy and Canadian art, volunteers conducting free meditation classes and workshops, and is learning to play Indian classical music on the bamboo flute.

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                              • #12 - Demo 1: Jordan Byrd - Ostrich and Rhea Pysanky - Go Big and Go Bold - Saturday June 13, 9:30am-10:30am
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                                Ostrich and Rhea Pysanky – Go Big and Go Bold

                                Jordan Byrd

                                Learn how to tackle the larger of the egg varieties. In this demo we will discuss everything Ostrich and Rhea some of the highlights include…

                                • How to choose a Ostrich or Rhea egg
                                • How to prep the shell and your options
                                • How to mark and divide such a large egg for your chosen divisions
                                • Dye colors and troubleshooting when things don’t go as planned
                                • Etching large eggs and your acid options
                                • Display stands


                                Please note this is a discussion/demo. Handouts will be provided and although this is not a formal workshop, please feel free to bring your large egg, I will stick around after the workshop to help you get started and answer any specific questions to the design you have in mind or have chosen.

                                $10 CAD Per Person


                                About me:
                                Hi! I’m Jordan, mom to a lively 6 year old and creator and maker behind Inside the Byrds Nest. when I am not creating new eggshell jewelry or display eggs for my next show, you can find me baking, reading, dancing to the same song on repeat, or sneaking off to my studio to work on my next design.

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                              • #13 - Demo 1: Theresa Somerset -
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                                 “Penguin Ornaments” and Shading

                                Theresa Somerset

                                Penguin ornament: Theresa will show how to draw a penguin body starting with simple shapes, and adding what makes each species distinct, with a little bit of personality.

                                Once our group understands the design motif, Theresa will show how to move that motif around through various egg divisions, creating a cohesive series. Then she’ll show how to shade and highlight snowy or icy landscape and do light shading on penguin body. Students will practice shading and highlighting snow on their own dyed egg.

                                 Homework for students will be to ”waddle” to their tables after demonstration and work up a sketch for an egg using a division that they are randomly given by instructor! (Grab bag style!) (Ha!)

                                1. Instructor will provide: Pattern sheet and graph paper for drawing different penguins, and some brushes and shading tools, and painting trays.
                                2. Student is asked to bring mechanical pencil for drawing and note taking, some cotton swabs/ makeup applicators and a dyed chicken egg (the lightest blue or aqua you can find!).
                                3. cost: is $10 CAD per person.
                                4. Minimum number of participants is 4. Maximum for demo is 10.


                                About Theresa Somerset

                                A graduate of Castleton State University with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Theresa is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, paints in acrylics, oils, mixed water media and builds assemblages. She has won a number of awards, as well as participated in juried shows. She is perhaps best known for the intricate Ukrainian/Batik Art Eggs that she decorates, and also incorporates into her still-life paintings.

                                Theresa is currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, The Ohio Egg Artist Guild, and the World Egg Artist Association, among other egg decorating organizations and has written for and has been featured in the “Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication, as well as “The Hatchery” egg decorating magazine. She has collaborated with the children’s Authors John and Jennifer Churchman on “The Easter Surprise” showcasing her egg art within the story. She has also collaborated with Food Author Carolyn Tillie and her egg art can be found in “A Feast for the Eyes- Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini”.

                                Theresa is currently represented by four juried Vermont Galleries and her work is shown all year round. She is an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky Toronto Retreat, and has attended Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She also teaches through her own studio in Essex Jct., Vermont. For more information, you may visit her website: www.precisionartstudio.com

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                                   “Penguin Ornaments” and Shading

                                  Theresa Somerset

                                  Penguin ornament: Theresa will show how to draw a penguin body starting with simple shapes, and adding what makes each species distinct, with a little bit of personality.

                                  Once our group understands the design motif, Theresa will show how to move that motif around through various egg divisions, creating a cohesive series. Then she’ll show how to shade and highlight snowy or icy landscape and do light shading on penguin body. Students will practice shading and highlighting snow on their own dyed egg.

                                   Homework for students will be to ”waddle” to their tables after demonstration and work up a sketch for an egg using a division that they are randomly given by instructor! (Grab bag style!) (Ha!)

                                  1. Instructor will provide: Pattern sheet and graph paper for drawing different penguins, and some brushes and shading tools, and painting trays.
                                  2. Student is asked to bring mechanical pencil for drawing and note taking, some cotton swabs/ makeup applicators and a dyed chicken egg (the lightest blue or aqua you can find!).
                                  3. cost: is $10 CAD per person.
                                  4. Minimum number of participants is 4. Maximum for demo is 10.


                                  About Theresa Somerset

                                  A graduate of Castleton State University with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Theresa is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, paints in acrylics, oils, mixed water media and builds assemblages. She has won a number of awards, as well as participated in juried shows. She is perhaps best known for the intricate Ukrainian/Batik Art Eggs that she decorates, and also incorporates into her still-life paintings.

                                  Theresa is currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, The Ohio Egg Artist Guild, and the World Egg Artist Association, among other egg decorating organizations and has written for and has been featured in the “Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication, as well as “The Hatchery” egg decorating magazine. She has collaborated with the children’s Authors John and Jennifer Churchman on “The Easter Surprise” showcasing her egg art within the story. She has also collaborated with Food Author Carolyn Tillie and her egg art can be found in “A Feast for the Eyes- Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini”.

                                  Theresa is currently represented by four juried Vermont Galleries and her work is shown all year round. She is an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky Toronto Retreat, and has attended Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She also teaches through her own studio in Essex Jct., Vermont. For more information, you may visit her website: www.precisionartstudio.com

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                                  • #14 - Demo 1: Jennifer E Kwong - Pentagon Division & Fillers - Saturday June 13, 11:30am-12:30pm
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                                    Pentagon Division and Fillers

                                    Jennifer E Kwong

                                    In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn:

                                    • divide an egg into twelve pentagons
                                    • tips for developping your own pentagon-shaped filler motifs

                                     Bring: a chicken egg (the rounder the better), mechanical pencil, blue pencil (optional) and a beanbag/work surface.

                                    A template and notes will be provided as a handout.

                                    cost: $10 CAD per person max/min: 10 participants required

                                     

                                     About me:
                                    I’m a graphic desginer and illustrator and creator of
                                    Happy Egging. Besides egging, I love cats, walking, ukulele, inkle weaving, cooking for friends, laughing, and true crime podcasts. I’m also working on my first egging book, to be released in Fall 2020.
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                                  • #14 - Demo 2: Jennifer E Kwong - Pentagon Division & Fillers - Saturday June 13, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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                                    Pentagon Division and Fillers

                                    Jennifer E Kwong

                                    In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn:

                                    • divide an egg into twelve pentagons
                                    • tips for developping your own pentagon-shaped filler motifs

                                     Bring: a chicken egg (the rounder the better), mechanical pencil, blue pencil (optional) and a beanbag/work surface.

                                    A template and notes will be provided as a handout.

                                    cost: $10 CAD per person max/min: 10 participants required

                                     

                                     About me:
                                    I’m a graphic desginer and illustrator and creator of
                                    Happy Egging. Besides egging, I love cats, walking, ukulele, inkle weaving, cooking for friends, laughing, and true crime podcasts. I’m also working on my first egging book, to be released in Fall 2020.
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                                  • #14 - Demo 3: Jennifer E Kwong - Pentagon Division & Fillers - Saturday June 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm
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                                    Pentagon Division and Fillers

                                    Jennifer E Kwong

                                    In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn:

                                    • divide an egg into twelve pentagons
                                    • tips for developping your own pentagon-shaped filler motifs

                                     Bring: a chicken egg (the rounder the better), mechanical pencil, blue pencil (optional) and a beanbag/work surface.

                                    A template and notes will be provided as a handout.

                                    cost: $10 CAD per person max/min: 10 participants required

                                     

                                     About me:
                                    I’m a graphic desginer and illustrator and creator of
                                    Happy Egging. Besides egging, I love cats, walking, ukulele, inkle weaving, cooking for friends, laughing, and true crime podcasts. I’m also working on my first egging book, to be released in Fall 2020.
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                                  • #15 - Demo 1: Karen Hanlon - Perfect Divisions and Grids using Grid Sheets - Thursday June 11, 7:30pm-8:30pm
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                                    Perfect Divisions and Grids using Grid Sheets

                                    By Karen Hanlon


                                    Do you dislike having to do math to figure out the exact spacing of the divisions on your egg? This demo shows a quick and simple method to get perfect divisions every time!

                                    This demo will show
                                    • The use of the grid-strips sheet and quilling paper (both of which will be provided) to divide eggs into any number of perfectly even segments
                                    • How to easily divide your band into as many sections as you wish without math
                                    • How to make sure your repeating pattern will meet with no space left over
                                    • How to make a perfectly even grid in any size, and how to adjust grids for the shape of the egg
                                    • How to grid for a repeating pattern of any number of squares in horizontal or vertical bands, or on the face of the egg.
                                    • How to plan a grid to fit a cross-stitch pattern of your choice in wax, dye or scratch techniques.
                                    This is a hands-on demo. You will need to bring eggs (of any type) to practice on, and a fine-point pencil.


                                    Cost: $5 CAD
                                    no minimum or maximum participation
                                    About Me:
                                    I have been writing pysanky for 28 years, and it is a source of great joy and peace for me. I work full-time at a small Catholic college, and am the mother of 4 grown children and 2 darling grandchildren with one more on the way.
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                                    • #15 - Demo 2: Karen Hanlon - Perfect Divisions and Grids using Grid Sheets - Saturday June 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm
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                                      Perfect Divisions and Grids using Grid Sheets

                                      By Karen Hanlon


                                       Do you dislike having to do math to figure out the exact spacing of the divisions on your egg? This demo shows a quick and simple method to get perfect divisions every time!

                                      This demo will show
                                      • The use of the grid-strips sheet and quilling paper (both of which will be provided) to divide eggs into any number of perfectly even segments
                                      • How to easily divide your band into as many sections as you wish without math
                                      • How to make sure your repeating pattern will meet with no space left over
                                      • How to make a perfectly even grid in any size, and how to adjust grids for the shape of the egg
                                      • How to grid for a repeating pattern of any number of squares in horizontal or vertical bands, or on the face of the egg.
                                      • How to plan a grid to fit a cross-stitch pattern of your choice in wax, dye or scratch techniques.
                                      This is a hands-on demo. You will need to bring eggs (of any type) to practice on, and a fine-point pencil.


                                      Cost: $5 CAD
                                      no minimum or maximum participation
                                      About Me:
                                      I have been writing pysanky for 28 years, and it is a source of great joy and peace for me. I work full-time at a small Catholic college, and am the mother of 4 grown children and 2 darling grandchildren with one more on the way.
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                                      • #16 Demo 1 - Mark E Malachowski - Primary Color Dyes with a Twist - Sunday June 13 - 9:30am-10:30am
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                                        Primary color dyes with a twist 

                                        Mark E Malachowski

                                        In this demo I will share:

                                        • How to blend one primary color dye into another to create a secondary color mixture.
                                        • How to blend or create a gradient of colors – a transition from one color to another.
                                        • How to use vinegar to blend and fade one color dye on the egg 
                                        • How to lighten one dyed area with vinegar creating a transition of color from dark to light.
                                        • Participants in this demo will be encouraged to challenge themselves and experiment with this approach (a twist to the more traditional dyeing method) and to practice these dyeing, blending techniques on their own using only the primary color dyes.


                                        Cost: $10 CAD per person
                                        10 participants 


                                        About me:
                                        I am an artist and consider myself a painter but, like to explore and experiment with other mediums.  I have been designing my batik eggs since 2002 and been hosting weekend Batik Egg Workshops in Cleveland for many years.  Recently I’ve taken my workshops on the road with a couple “Pop Up Batik Egg Workshops”. 

                                        In October 2020 I will be hosting along with Linda Hupert the first annual “Pysanky On The River” batik egg event in Cleveland, Ohio.  


                                         

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                                      • #16 Demo 2 - Mark E Malachowski - Primary Color Dyes with a Twist - Sunday June 13 - 11:00am-12:00am
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                                        Primary color dyes with a twist 

                                        Mark E Malachowski

                                        In this demo I will share:

                                        • How to blend one primary color dye into another to create a secondary color mixture.
                                        • How to blend or create a gradient of colors – a transition from one color to another.
                                        • How to use vinegar to blend and fade one color dye on the egg 
                                        • How to lighten one dyed area with vinegar creating a transition of color from dark to light.
                                        • Participants in this demo will be encouraged to challenge themselves and experiment with this approach (a twist to the more traditional dyeing method) and to practice these dyeing, blending techniques on their own using only the primary color dyes.


                                        Cost: $10 CAD per person
                                        10 participants 


                                        About me:
                                        I am an artist and consider myself a painter but, like to explore and experiment with other mediums.  I have been designing my batik eggs since 2002 and been hosting weekend Batik Egg Workshops in Cleveland for many years.  Recently I’ve taken my workshops on the road with a couple “Pop Up Batik Egg Workshops”. 

                                        In October 2020 I will be hosting along with Linda Hupert the first annual “Pysanky On The River” batik egg event in Cleveland, Ohio.  


                                         

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                                      • #17 - Demo 1: Nadia Gennings - Saddlebags Division & 12 Pointed Star - Thursday June 11, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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                                         SADDLEBAGS DIVISION AND 12 POINTED STAR

                                        By Nadia Gennings

                                        -in this demo I will show how to get the saddlebags division on a pysanky

                                        -and easy way to remember how to do it also

                                        -also I will show how to do the 12 diamond division

                                        -I will show how to do the basic divisions and then show how easy is to make variations of this division

                                        -notes will be provided

                                        -it will be a demo/participatory by attendees. I think the participants should be able to get their own eggs divided to finish at their leisure


                                        max of 12 participant

                                        $10 CAD per participant

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                                      • #17 - Demo 2: Nadia Gennings - Saddlebags Division & 12 Pointed Star - Thursday June 11, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
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                                         SADDLEBAGS DIVISION AND 12 POINTED STAR

                                        By Nadia Gennings

                                        -in this demo I will show how to get the saddlebags division on a pysanky

                                        -and easy way to remember how to do it also

                                        -also I will show how to do the 12 diamond division

                                        -I will show how to do the basic divisions and then show how easy is to make variations of this division

                                        -notes will be provided

                                        -it will be a demo/participatory by attendees. I think the participants should be able to get their own eggs divided to finish at their leisure


                                        max of 12 participant

                                        $10 CAD per participant

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                                      • #17 - Demo 3: Nadia Gennings - Saddlebags Division & 12 Pointed Star - Friday June 12, 9:30am - 10:30am
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                                         SADDLEBAGS DIVISION AND 12 POINTED STAR

                                        By Nadia Gennings

                                        -in this demo I will show how to get the saddlebags division on a pysanky

                                        -and easy way to remember how to do it also

                                        -also I will show how to do the 12 diamond division

                                        -I will show how to do the basic divisions and then show how easy is to make variations of this division

                                        -notes will be provided

                                        -it will be a demo/participatory by attendees. I think the participants should be able to get their own eggs divided to finish at their leisure


                                        max of 12 participant

                                        $10 CAD per participant

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                                      • #17 - Demo 4: Nadia Gennings - Saddlebags Division & 12 Pointed Star - Sunday June 14, 9:30am - 10:30am
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                                         SADDLEBAGS DIVISION AND 12 POINTED STAR

                                        By Nadia Gennings

                                        -in this demo I will show how to get the saddlebags division on a pysanky

                                        -and easy way to remember how to do it also

                                        -also I will show how to do the 12 diamond division

                                        -I will show how to do the basic divisions and then show how easy is to make variations of this division

                                        -notes will be provided

                                        -it will be a demo/participatory by attendees. I think the participants should be able to get their own eggs divided to finish at their leisure


                                        max of 12 participant

                                        $10 CAD per participant

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                                      • #18 - Demo 1: Basia Andrusko - Secrets to Writing of Lemko Pysanky - Friday June 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
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                                        Secrets to Successful Writing Lemko Pysanky
                                        by Basia Andrusko


                                        Secrets to Successful Writing Lemko Pysanky In this demo, I will share:
                                        + what are “Lemko” or “Drop Pull” Pysanky

                                        + charactereistics of several varieties – we will focus on the Lemko Pysanka, (wax off )

                                        + design ideas & color ideas to make this style Pysanka balanced and pleasing

                                        + tools and supplies that I use

                                        + factors that affect line shape, size and uniformity of the dots and commas

                                        This will be a hands-on class. I will provide tools and materials for students to try some of the tips discussed. Notes will be provided as a handout.

                                        Cost:$10 CAD per person
                                        I will provide all that you need, including 1 practice egg  I will have some writing tools and wax warmers (or a kit) available for sale, if desired.

                                        Min 5 - Max 10 students per class


                                        About me:

                                        I am a pharmacist by profession, but my soul is fed by writing Pysanky. This is a tradition learned growing up in a Ukrainian Lemko family, where Pysanky were written each year at Eastertime. Once my two wonderful sons were grown and on their own, pysankarstvo blossomed to a year-round passion for me. Learning how to make Pysanka Jewelry several years ago has taken me to another level. I live in Yardley PA, USA, with my husband Emil and 2 cats Zena (my furry supervisor) and Zoe.


                                        We love to travel, and enjoy friends, food and wine. I am very excited to be a part of the Pysanka tour to Ukraine in April 2020.

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                                      • #18 - Demo 2: Basia Andrusko - Secrets to Writing of Lemko Pysanky - Friday June 12, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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                                        Secrets to Successful Writing Lemko Pysanky
                                        by Basia Andrusko


                                        Secrets to Successful Writing Lemko Pysanky In this demo, I will share:
                                        + what are “Lemko” or “Drop Pull” Pysanky

                                        + charactereistics of several varieties – we will focus on the Lemko Pysanka, (wax off )

                                        + design ideas & color ideas to make this style Pysanka balanced and pleasing

                                        + tools and supplies that I use

                                        + factors that affect line shape, size and uniformity of the dots and commas

                                        This will be a hands-on class. I will provide tools and materials for students to try some of the tips discussed. Notes will be provided as a handout.

                                        Cost:$10 CAD per person
                                        I will provide all that you need, including 1 practice egg  I will have some writing tools and wax warmers (or a kit) available for sale, if desired.

                                        Min 5 - Max 10 students per class


                                        About me:

                                        I am a pharmacist by profession, but my soul is fed by writing Pysanky. This is a tradition learned growing up in a Ukrainian Lemko family, where Pysanky were written each year at Eastertime. Once my two wonderful sons were grown and on their own, pysankarstvo blossomed to a year-round passion for me. Learning how to make Pysanka Jewelry several years ago has taken me to another level. I live in Yardley PA, USA, with my husband Emil and 2 cats Zena (my furry supervisor) and Zoe.


                                        We love to travel, and enjoy friends, food and wine. I am very excited to be a part of the Pysanka tour to Ukraine in April 2020.

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                                      • #19 - Demo 1: Jennifer E Kwong - Stained Glass Technique - Friday June 12, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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                                        Stained Glass Technique

                                        Jennifer E Kwong


                                        In this demo, I will share:

                                        • Design characteristics of real stained glass, and how to design in this “style” so it looks “right”
                                        • The tools I use for this technique
                                        • A description of each step from start to finish
                                        • How to get saturated colours on etched areas
                                        • How to get variation of hues with minimal effort

                                        Please note this is a demo/discussion and not a hands-on workshop. Notes will be provided as a handout.

                                         cost: $10 CAD per person 10 participants required
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                                      • #19 - Demo 2: Jennifer E Kwong - Stained Glass Technique - Friday June 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm
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                                        Stained Glass Technique

                                        Jennifer E Kwong


                                        In this demo, I will share:

                                        • Design characteristics of real stained glass, and how to design in this “style” so it looks “right”
                                        • The tools I use for this technique
                                        • A description of each step from start to finish
                                        • How to get saturated colours on etched areas
                                        • How to get variation of hues with minimal effort

                                        Please note this is a demo/discussion and not a hands-on workshop. Notes will be provided as a handout.

                                         cost: $10 CAD per person 10 participants required
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                                      • #20 - Demo 1: Jordan Byrd - Stained Glass Style Batik Eggs - Thursday June 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm
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                                        Stained Glass Style Batik Eggs

                                        Jordan Byrd 

                                        Come learn how to make batik style eggs that appear as if they are real stained glass orbs. In this demo you will learn the process from start to finish including:

                                          • How to plan your design using basic stained glass design principles

                                          • How to wax your base lines and etch them to achieve a realistic raised “lead” line

                                          • How to fill in your colors and shade to achieve vibrancy and transparency where needed

                                          • And lastly, learn hands on how to epoxy your finished egg to achieve an antique glass finish

                                        Please note this is a two part demo Part A will consist of 30 min of instruction and live demo including hand outs, Q&A, and help getting started. Completion of egg will continue on your own time with Part B of the demo consisting of the epoxy process and how to achieve the “mottled” glass finish on your completed stained glass egg with hands on help.


                                        Cost: $10 CAD per person 5 person min.

                                        About Jordan:


                                        Hi! I’m Jordan, mom to a lively 6 year old and creator and maker behind Inside the Byrds Nest. when I am not creating new eggshell jewelry or display eggs for my next show, you can find me baking, reading, dancing to the same song on repeat, or sneaking off to my studio to work on my next design.

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                                      • #20 - Demo 2: Jordan Byrd - Stained Glass Style Batik Eggs - Thursday June 11, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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                                        Stained Glass Style Batik Eggs

                                        Jordan Byrd 

                                        Come learn how to make batik style eggs that appear as if they are real stained glass orbs. In this demo you will learn the process from start to finish including:

                                          • How to plan your design using basic stained glass design principles

                                          • How to wax your base lines and etch them to achieve a realistic raised “lead” line

                                          • How to fill in your colors and shade to achieve vibrancy and transparency where needed

                                          • And lastly, learn hands on how to epoxy your finished egg to achieve an antique glass finish

                                        Please note this is a two part demo Part A will consist of 30 min of instruction and live demo including hand outs, Q&A, and help getting started. Completion of egg will continue on your own time with Part B of the demo consisting of the epoxy process and how to achieve the “mottled” glass finish on your completed stained glass egg with hands on help.


                                        Cost: $10 CAD per person 5 person min.

                                        About Jordan:


                                        Hi! I’m Jordan, mom to a lively 6 year old and creator and maker behind Inside the Byrds Nest. when I am not creating new eggshell jewelry or display eggs for my next show, you can find me baking, reading, dancing to the same song on repeat, or sneaking off to my studio to work on my next design.

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                                      • #21 - Demo 1: Daena Diduck - Trypillian Bands and Motifs - Thursday June 11, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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                                        Trypillian Bands and Motifs

                                        Daena Diduck

                                        In this demo I will share:

                                          • How to draw Trypillian bands

                                          • How to draw other typically Trypillian motifs on pysanky

                                          • How to draw a complex Trypillian style pysanka from the Horodetsky book

                                        Please bring your pencil and eggs to draw on. We will sketch the patterns on eggs and paper for you to learn the technique to be waxed at a later time.

                                        Cost: $10/person Maximum 15 participants

                                        About Daena:

                                        I am a Pysanka writer originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and am now based in Calgary, Alberta. I started writing pysanky in the 1st grade as part of the Ukrainian Bilingual program in Saskatoon at St. Goretti School. I now do demonstrations and mostly intermediate classes of Pysanky writing.

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                                      • #21 - Demo 2: Daena Diduck - Trypillian Bands and Motifs - Friday June 12, 11:00am-12:0pm
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                                        Trypillian Bands and Motifs

                                        Daena Diduck

                                        In this demo I will share:

                                          • How to draw Trypillian bands

                                          • How to draw other typically Trypillian motifs on pysanky

                                          • How to draw a complex Trypillian style pysanka from the Horodetsky book

                                        Please bring your pencil and eggs to draw on. We will sketch the patterns on eggs and paper for you to learn the technique to be waxed at a later time.

                                        Cost: $10/person Maximum 15 participants


                                        About Daena:

                                        I am a Pysanka writer originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and am now based in Calgary, Alberta. I started writing pysanky in the 1st grade as part of the Ukrainian Bilingual program in Saskatoon at St. Goretti School. I now do demonstrations and mostly intermediate classes of Pysanky writing.

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                                      • #21 - Demo 3: Daena Diduck - Trypillian Bands and Motifs - Saturday June 13, 9:30am-10:3am
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                                        Trypillian Bands and Motifs

                                        Daena Diduck

                                        In this demo I will share:

                                          • How to draw Trypillian bands

                                          • How to draw other typically Trypillian motifs on pysanky

                                          • How to draw a complex Trypillian style pysanka from the Horodetsky book

                                        Please bring your pencil and eggs to draw on. We will sketch the patterns on eggs and paper for you to learn the technique to be waxed at a later time.

                                        Cost: $10/person Maximum 15 participants


                                        About Daena:

                                        I am a Pysanka writer originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and am now based in Calgary, Alberta. I started writing pysanky in the 1st grade as part of the Ukrainian Bilingual program in Saskatoon at St. Goretti School. I now do demonstrations and mostly intermediate classes of Pysanky writing.

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