Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo to Conduct Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop
Monday, March 18, 2013 • 4:06pm
ROSELAND, NJ - Award-winning artist Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo will conduct a workshop on the ancient folk art of creating Ukrainian Pysanky (decorated eggs) on Sunday, March 24, at 1pm at the Roseland Free Public Library. The 3-hour hands-on workshop is for artistically inclined adults and teens ages 12 and up.
According to Wiszuk-DeAngelo’s website, Pysanka are “are an integral and cherished tradition in every Ukrainian household.” The word is derived from the Ukrainian word pysaty, meaning "to write.
Radiant Cross, Chicken Eggshell Credit: Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo
The designs are written or drawn on an egg with melted beeswax using an instrument known as a kystka.
Ukrainian Dancer, Goose Eggshell Credit: Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo
One of Wiszuk-DeAngelo’s eggs was on display at the White House in 2004
Credit: Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo
Effie Janulis, at the library commented, “We are offering a new and exciting workshop, from 1 to 4! Participants will learn division of the egg, drawing designs, use of a "kitska" or wax pen for wax resist techniques, dyeing, egg drilling, as well as wax removal and other finishing methods. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so pre-registration is a must!“
Diagonal Diamonds, Blue Duck Eggshell Credit: Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo
To reserve your spot call (973) 226-8636 or stop by by circulation desk.
For further information:
Roseland Free Public Library
Library Director: Christopher Lee
20 Roseland Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
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