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Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Decorating pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) is part of Easter preparation by Ukrainians and many other East-Central European groups. The word pysanky comes from the Slavic word for “writing.”

Decorating Easter eggs in the Ukrainian style involves the process of drawing intricate designs using beeswax with a tool called a kistka and dying the eggs in successive layers. Symbols and colors are chosen to represent special meanings, and the process is accompanied by prayers and good wishes for the recipient of the egg. To give a pysanka is to give a symbolic gift of life.

Those with prior experience will find this day particularly fulfilling, but those new to Ukrainian Egg decorating are also welcome.

Tuesday, February 8th, OR
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Please note that Wednesday will be a repeat of the Tuesday program.

9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost of $60 includes $20 non-refundable deposit, mid-day meal, and art supplies.

Ukrainian Egg and Spring Basket Overnight Option: 

Cost of $195 includes $60 non-refundable deposit, both programs, overnight accommodations, and evening meal and breakfast between the two programs.

Jaye Nelson, OSF, is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate of Joliet, Illinois. She learned Ukrainian egg decorating from a Ukrainian member of her community and has been practicing this art/prayer form since the 1960s. She has taught others in many locations, including Brazil.


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Ukrainian Egg Decorating - Tuesday

$20.00 deposit required

Ukranian Egg Decorating - Wednesday

$20.00 deposit required
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