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Akin Creative: Intro to Pysanky Egg Decorating

  • Akin Dufferin, Unit E 444 Dufferin Street Toronto, ON, M6K 2A3 Canada (map)

Sunday April 2, 2017 / 1pm-4pm / Akin Dufferin - 444 Dufferin St, Unit E
$25/person - all materials included / limited seating: get your ticket at

Learn traditional techniques to decorate your own festive egg! Eggs are decorated with designs in the technique known as "wax resist". Traditional symbols, designs and patterns are applied with melted beeswax using a tool called a kistka. Eggs are then dipped into successively darker dye baths. At the end of the process the beeswax is melted off to reveal a dazzling display of colour.

Most popularly known as a Ukrainian tradition this is actually common across many Eastern European countries and the practice has been around for thousands of years in celebration of Spring and fertility.

All materials are included. Please note that we will be working with: indelible dyes, raw eggs, and a candle flame.

About the instructor:
Natalie Waddell is a Toronto ceramic artist and a passionate 'Maker of Things'. Always exploring different materials and techniques she saw a photo of Pysanky eggs 7 years ago and has been making them ever since.