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Pysanky E101 - Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Shell Decorating

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Location: Instructor:
  • Joyce Frederick

Meeting Times

  • Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Workshop will be held in our class space next door in the 356 S. Main Street house which is wheelchair accessible. 16 years and older are welcome. No previous experience necessary.

A Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The designs are not painted on, but drawn with beeswax. Dye is applied and then the color is covered with more wax. Multiple colors are added, similar to batik. In this workshop, you will learn to make your own Pysanka using a special tool, a Kistka, beeswax, and dye. You can make a traditional Ukrainian design, or try one of your own! Join me to learn this century old art!

The Materials Fee will cover the eggs, the special wax tool called a Kistka, the beeswax and the colored dye.

Students should bring: Pencil, small notebook or paper, an old terry cloth dish towel (this will be stained), thin disposable gloves (if desired), a short taper candle in a sturdy candle holder (no more than 4-6 inches), and an old cookie sheet to be used as a work surface.

Additional Notes


Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and at least one booster as eligible will be REQUIRED for class registration for all sessions going forward. 


The Wesleyan Potters policy has changed. Mask wearing will be optional.

We have to be flexible and will advise if mask requirements go from optional to required during a class session. If Middlesex County COVID positivity rates increase into the Red Category, the loosened rules on masking may be modified for the health and safety of our community. 

Note that everyone has the option to continue to wear his or her mask during the semester. If you feel the need to continue to wear a mask for your own protections, or to protect someone close to you, you should do so. 

An email providing more information regarding our cleaning procedures will be provided before the start of class.

VACCINATION QUESTION: Are you able to provide proof of full COVID19 vaccination with booster? 

Please bring proof of vaccination to the office soon after registration and before your class begins. It can also be sent electronically to Wespots2021@att.net. In the subject heading, write your First name, Last name and your class. 


  • Tuition $60.00
  • Materials Fee $12.00
Total: $72.00

Note: Class is Full

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