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Ukranian 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.

The deadline to have materials mailed has passed. If you would like to attend this virtual retreat materials will need to be picked up in person from Siena Retreat Center.

Tuesday, March 2 OR
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Please note that Wednesday will be a repeat of the Tuesday program.
9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost of $60 includes $15 non-refundable deposit and art supplies (includes postage).
Offered virtually via Zoom

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.

 

Please click below to view a list of what will be sent to you and what you will need to obtain prior to the retreat.

The deadline to have materials mailed has passed. If you would like to attend this virtual retreat materials will need to be picked up in person from Siena Retreat Center.

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Materials List

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Ukranian Egg Decorating-Tuesday

$15.00 deposit required
$60.00

Ukranian Egg Decorating-Wed

$15.00 deposit required
$60.00
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