March 23 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arts Mid-Hudson
696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY United States

Additional Information

An introductory class to learn about how to make Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter Eggs. The course will discuss the historical origins, traditions, customs, and legends surrounding the making of the eggs. Students will learn about and symbolism of the colors and designs used on the eggs as well as the traditional technique of applying wax and dyes on eggs to create them. Modern tools and applications and adaptations will also be discussed. A short video will be shown, examples and literature will be on display and sources for books and materials will be given.

Dates: Saturday, March 23: 10:00am – 4:00pm (1 hour lunch)

Price: $45 AMH Members, $60 NonMembers

Age: 12 years or older

Students must also bring the following to class:

– 6 small clean jars with lids (11-16 oz jelly / or peanut butter jars with at least 2-3 inch opening) for the mixed dyes.

– Empty egg carton to carry finished eggs home in

– Students will be working with permanent dyes and dress accordingly, bring apron or protective shirts.

RSVP: Reserve your spot by February 15

Instructor: Marianna Crans

About Instructor:

Marianna has an Associate of Applied Science in Fine Art from Ulster County Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from SUNY New Paltz. Being an active artist all her life, she has created pieces in pencil, colored pencils, printmaking, pen & ink, pastels, watercolors, scratchboard, oils, photographs, and acrylics with many pieces derived from her own photos. She has show works in local galleries, shows and special events.

Marianna is a member of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, and through them, and has immersed herself in learning about her ethnic culture and heritage. As a member and an artist, Marianna has used ger skills to further one of the League mandates to help preserve and protect our culture, traditions and art forms, and to also educate and share them with others.