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Currently Scheduled Classes: 
    Saturday, March 14 & 28, 2015
"Pysanky I & II - Ukrainian Easter Eggs" with Gerry Reese
    Saturday, April 18, 2015
"Felting" with Donna Thurston

    May (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    Saturday, June 20, 2015
"Advanced Tan Renaissance Tile Zentangle" with Cari Raboin

    June (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    Saturday, July 18, 2015
"Basketry" with Karen Poser

    July (date to be determined)
"Watercolor" with Theresa Neville

    September (date to be determined)
"Origami" with Fumiko Stretton

    Saturday, October 17, 2015
"Punch Quilting" with Stephanie Reese

    Saturday, November 14, 2015
"Stained Glass Ornaments" with Beth Cox


"Pysanky I & II - Ukrainian Easter Eggs" with Gerry Reese

Pysanky Ukranian Earter Edd Class w/ Gerry Reese   Ukranian Easter Egg
Ages: Adults, Teens
Experience Level:
     Pysanky I: Beginner (Those with experience are welcome, too)
     Pysanky II: Advanced (need to have taken Pysanky I class or last year's class)
     Pysanky I: Saturday, March 14, 2015
     Pysanky II: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: TBA
Cost of Each Class: $45 for General Public
                                  $40 for Lake Effect members
Class size: Minimum of 5, Maximum of 10
Participants need to bring: Wear casual clothes that can handle getting wax on them. Bring two raw eggs and a candle holder. All other materials and supplies will be provided by the instructor.
NOTE for Advanced class:
Instructor will contact you regarding tools & supplies.

For more information contact: Stephanie Reese, 283-1001; Email: artclass@lakeeffectarts.org, or Mindy Asp, 450-5777
Registration deadline: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Class Description: Learn to decorate eggs the beautiful Pysanky way. The meaning of Pysanky is “to write”; decorating Pysanky eggs (or Ukrainian eggs) have been handed down through generations of those of Ukrainian and Russian heritage. This class will give participants the basic instruction and the simple tools needed to create their own decorated eggs. Students will be able to keep their individual kits to continue to explore the art at home.

Decorated eggs are a strong part of the daily lives of those in the Ukraine. The eggs were thought to possess powers to keep away evil since spirits feared the rooster and chicken eggs. The prominently white eggs were given to the youngest as their lives were still blank; the eggs with deeper, darker Pysanky colors were given to the elders since their lives were fulfilled. The early Pysanky designs strongly depicted man’s close relationship with the earth through Ukrainian egg symbols such as wheat and trees, many of which are still used today. when the egg is broken the yellow yolk represents the sun and the white of the moon. This form of Ukrainian egg decorating is still popular among many artists today.

Instructor, Gerry Reese: "I have a Ukrainian background and I learned this technique as a teenager from family members. I’ve taught this to family and friends on many occasions. My family used to make Easter a big celebration of renewed life and Pysanky Eggs were a part of that."
Gerry Reese, Instructor

To register for this class and pay by check: Printable Registrtion Form
To register on-line and pay by PayPal or credit card:  On-Line Registration Form
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