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20 - Snowflakes and Stars - Shannon Wallis - Sunday August 20th - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Snowflakes and Stars

With Shannon Wallis

Sunday August 20th - 1:30pm-3:30pm - 2:30pm - Borealis Green Room

In this hands-on class you will learn to:

  • put hexagons on an egg, which can be challenging.
  • We will go step by step using Shannon's fool proof method to get beautiful hexagons and stars.
  • Finish out those hexagons with unique snowflakes to make a stunning winter pysanka.
  • If you have struggled with this division despite reading the "Snowflake" directions in Susan Jones' Divide and Conquer and/or "Stars and Hexagons" in Jennifer Kwong's Endless Egging, then this is the class for you.

Please bring: an egg divided into basic eight - four vertical sections plus the
equator, a red & blue pencil, a compass (pointy tool from geometry class), your
favorite measuring tool (flexible tape measure, quilling paper, post-it tape, or all
of the above), your two favorite sized kistky & flame if needed, and beeswax. A detailed handout and worksheet will be provided.

Maximum:25 students

Cost:$25 CAD per student plus $5 material fee. Please pay either $30.00 CAD or $22.00 USD in cash for this workshop during registration on Thursday morning at the retreat.


About Shannon Wallis

Shannon is a former elementary school art and nursery school teacher and has been writing pysanky in Vermont since 1994 when she learned the technique from another art teacher. While Shannon has no Ukrainian or Eastern European ancestry, she has fallen in love with pysanky as an art form. Shannon finds both the traditional and modern designs enticing, especially when they involve geometry. Shannon teaches pysanky in her home studio, on Zoom, at the PysankyUSA Retreats, and is delighted to be teaching at Pysanky Toronto. Shannon won the People's Choice Award in the Classic category in the first annual International Pysanka Exhibition at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch in June 2019. She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen in mixed media and has her eggs in several of the League's galleries. Besides being an egg artist, Shannon is a wife and a mother of two young adults.