Get into the Easter Spirit with this traditional Eastern European art form. Pysanky painting is a batik technique - using dyes and wax. Between each colour, we apply wax where we want to preserve the current colour: the wax resists all the future dyes. When you melt the wax off at the end, a beautiful multi-colour pattern is revealed. You can do a traditional pattern, just make blobs and shapes - or anything in between. If you can hold a pencil, you can do this. This is a fun family activity: good for all ages and all artistic abilities! Angela will be teaching this workshop.
There will be 3 workshops. The last 2 workshops will cover specific techniques, but you can also just come and keep working the basics. You will have the option of buying the materials.
Mar. 7 Batik basics
Mar. 14 Vinegar Etching (use of brown eggs suggested)
Mar. 21 Blowing & Varnishing
Each workshop has a limit of 15 people. Reserve your place now. Email StJohns@SaintJohnsLutheranMontreal.org.
Cost per person, per workshop: $5 to cover cost of materials
BRING your own eggs! If you want to empty the contents of the egg at the end of the workshop - bring fresh eggs. If not, bring hard-boiled eggs. Not sure? bring some of each!