Friday, February 14, 2020

Learn How to Make Your Own Pysanky Egg

Were you ever curious as to how Pysanky eggs are crafted? Now is your chance to not only learn about how they are made but how to make them yourself.

April 4th, 2020 you get just that opportunity.  The class begins at 11:00am.

A pysanky egg Ukrainian Easter Egg that is decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty , "to write" or "to inscribe ", as the designs are not painted on, but written (inscribed) with beeswax . Many other Central and Eastern European ethnic groups decorate eggs using wax resist for Easter .

Georgine Postupack-Borchik, a long-time pysanky egg maker will teach attendees how to create your own.

The class will take place at the Schuylkill County Historical Society located at 305 South Centre Street, Pottsville.  To register, call (570) 622-7540 or email

The class is sponsored by the Schuylkill County Historical Society, and the Folk Art Alliance of Berks, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties.

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