Pysanky Workshop at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Monday, March 18, 2013 • 4:36pm
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts invites visitors to learn the ancient art form known as Pysanky during a Pysanky workshop on Saturday, April 20th at 10:00am or 2:00pm.
Join artist and educator Marie Seilus as she teaches the unique techniques used to create the traditional Ukrainian egg decorating art form known as Pysanky. Meaning “to write,” Pysanky uses melted bees wax to write on dyed egg shells to create brightly colored and intricate designs and patterns. Attendees will get a hands-one experience as they learn how to properly use a “kistka” or stylus. Learning the correct order of which the dyes must be used, participants will also discover how to make various symbolic designs. All attendees will create a colorful egg masterpiece to take home.
All supplies will be provided. Open to ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required! Participants may sign-up for either workshop.
Admission is $20 for non-members & $15 for Members (includes all supplies).
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required; call 973-377-2982 x14.
Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children 6 and older, and free for members and children under 6. Family maximum admission $13.00. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M. Closed Mondays & Major Holidays. (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Closed Sunday & Monday.)
Housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum explores 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey. Drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country. The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits, and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by men and women.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received a General Operating Support Grant from the Borough of Madison, Charles Read Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station. For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org.