Pysanky: Easter Egg Decorating Workshop

April 2, 2023 - April 2, 2023

1 session

Sunday 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Teaching Artist: Jenny Santa Maria

Adults only!

This workshop at the Newport Art Museum is a unique opportunity to learn a skill that is traditionally passed down by the Matriarch of the family. Pysanky, also known as Ukrainian eggs, is a folk tradition that is both art and prayer. This meditative and communal experience is unlike any other art process and for many this workshop marks the beginning of a spring time family tradition that can be passed on and enjoyed for years to come. This tutorial will cover the history and traditions surrounding Pysanky, a demonstration, and independent practice session. The instructor will provide a variety of eggs, traditional and untraditional colored dyes, and tools. Participants will turn real eggs into works of art using a wax resist method similar to batik. A great deal of patience and concentration is required to complete a single egg, but it is very rewarding to reveal your hard work when the wax layers are taken off. Register today: in-person attendance will be extremely limited! Please bring a container or old egg carton to take home your creation. 

Location and Parking

Newport Art Museum classes are held in the Museum School at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies at 26 Liberty Street. Please park in our museum parking lots or on Liberty Street.