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01 - I Don't Do Horses - Tips and Tricks for Improving Traditional Design Elements with Shannon Wallis - Thursday August 17th - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

I Don't Do Horses

Tips and Tricks for Improving Traditional Design Elements

with Shannon Wallis

Thursday August 17th - 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Borealis Green Room

In this hands-on class you will learn to:

* Measure an egg to get exacting vertical borders
* Draw more perfect wolves teeth, stars, meander lines, waves and netting
* Create birds, deer and horses that don't look like cockroaches
* Draw tryzubs

Please bring: one egg pre-divided with basic 8 division, Post-It Note tape (or
quilling paper or paper strip or washi measuring tape), and pencil. Detailed handout and worksheet will be provided.

Cost: $25 CAD per student plus $2 material fee. Please pay either $27.00 CAD or $20.00 USD in cash for this workshop at the registration table Thursday morning.

Maximum participants: 25.


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.

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