Canceled: Slavic Easter Eggs
This program explores the history of drawing/painting eggs, first as a symbol of rebirth from a dark winter in Pagan ritual, and then as a symbol of hope in the Resurrection. From Pagan to Christian, symbols and artistry are key points to understanding what was once the miracle of life, from an apparently inanimate object to the religious practices that finally overlaid the Pagan tradition. Focus will be on the pysanka, a form of batik born in Kievan Rus’ and associated with modern Ukraine. Participants will experiment with the older form of writing with a stylus and candle, and foray into working with modern-day techniques and technology to create pieces of artwork that are both personal and meaningful. This art has been compared to creating and coloring mandalas as a form of creativity and relaxation, due to the aromatherapy of the beeswax used and the brilliant aniline dyes that create art from a very simple canvas. Everyone goes home with their creation.
Friday, April 3 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Demo Kitchen - Fireside Hall-1st Year Village 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204