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01. Mastering Driapanky & Micro-Engraving Techniques in Egg Art - Nadia Gennings - Thursday July 18th - 9:30am to 11:30am

In this hands-on workshop, you'll discover the intricate art of Driapanky – a traditional method of decorating eggs with scratched designs – and explore the use of micro-engravers on dyed eggs.

What You Will Learn:

  1. Tools of the Trade: We'll kick off the class with an overview of various tools available for egg scratching, focusing on those I personally recommend based on my extensive experience.

  2. Design Planning: Students will learn the critical process of planning and drawing a design onto an egg. This includes understanding symmetry, balance, and the importance of choosing a design that complements the egg's shape.

  3. Drawing Techniques: Next, you'll learn how to sketch flowers and borders directly onto the egg, creating the base for your final design.

  4. Adding Colour: Once your design is drawn, we'll move on to colorizing the flowers on your Drapanka using dye or markers. This step brings your creation to life and adds a vibrant touch to your artwork.

  5. Micro-Engraving Demo: In the last half-hour of the class, I'll demonstrate how to use a micro-engraver to scratch your eggs, along with tips on cleaning up any missed coverage on a Pysanka.

Materials Provided:

  • Each student will receive a pre-coloured egg
  • pattern sheets
  • dye or markers for in-class use.

What to Bring:

  • Please bring a pencil
  • a scratch tool (can be purchased through UE)
  • circle templates
  • measuring tape to assist in your design planning and execution.

Class Size: maximum of 25 students.

Join us on this exciting journey into the world of Drapanka and micro-engraving, and take your egg art to the next level!

About Nadia:

Nadia is a self-taught pysankarka who has been immersed in the traditional Ukrainian art of egg decorating since she was just nine years old. Her Ukrainian heritage serves as the cornerstone of her passion, influencing her journey into the world of pysankarstvo. This dedication has seen her create intricate works of art for many years, honing her skills and developing a deep appreciation for this unique craft.

In addition to creating these beautiful pieces, Nadia has a strong commitment to sharing her knowledge. She has taught numerous night school classes, inspiring others to explore the art of pysanky. Even with her extensive experience, Nadia continues to push the boundaries of her craft, constantly experimenting with different forms and teaching herself new techniques. Her journey serves as an inspiration, showcasing the power of passion and cultural heritage in artistic expression.