Thursday, February 24, 2022

Pysanky Egg Making Classes Scheduled by the Schuylkill County Historical Society

The Schuylkill County Historical Society will hold pysanky egg-making classes next month.

Renowned folk artist Georgine Postupak-Borchick will teach two pysanky egg-making classes at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville, from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 10th, 2022 and March 31st, 2022. 

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 .

Fees for each class are $30 for Society members and $35 for the general public. Supplies will be provided, but take-home kits will also be available for $10 each. 

For more information and reservations, which are required, contact the Society at 570-622-7540.