Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Pysanky Egg-Making Classes Announced by the Schuylkill County Historical Society

The Schuylkill County Historical Society has announced classes for those interested in making pysanky eggs.

A pysanky egg is a 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.

Renowned folk artist Georgine Postupak-Borchick will teach pysanky egg-making classes at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville, from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 23 and 30.

Fees for each of the two classes 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.