sat16mar9:00 amsat1:00 pmPysanky | Ukrainian Easter Egg DecoratingSaturday, March 16th 2024, 9am–1pm | A fundraiser for Ukraine reliefEvent Over

Event Details

Learn the ancient art of Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating—a sacred and meditative practice, with guest instructor, artist Andrea Emery.

Pysanky, as these eggs are known in Ukrainian, are made using the wax-resist “batik” method, in which designs are drawn or written onto the egg with beeswax, and then submerged in a series of dye baths. Pysanky are often very intricate, and include layers of meaning, imbued with symbols of protection and goodwill. Guests can expect to complete two eggs during this time.

All materials will be provided for this workshop—eggs, stylus, dyes, wax, varnish.
No prior skills are needed. You need only bring your patience to this 4-hour workshop—oh, and a container to bring your eggs safely home. An egg carton, or leftover container large enough for two eggs will work nicely!

✨ 🇺🇦 As this is a fundraiser, this is a Name Your Price workshop, with a minimum donation of $20.
All proceeds will be donated to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 9am–1pm
A second event has been scheduled for Sunday, March 17, 2024… Please see the Event Calendar.

Name Your Price | Minimum $20
You MUST register to indicate your attendance + save your spot.

All supplies and materials will be provided by our guest workshop artist, Andrea Emery
Bring an egg carton or other container to fit two eggs for safe transport home.

A light lunch will be served.
Water, tea + coffee will be available.
Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks + beverages.
Please drink responsibly or arrange alternate transportation.

Limit of eight (8) participants—Bring a friend or come on your own!
All experience levels welcome.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Ukraine relief 🇺🇦


About the Canada-Ukraine Foundation…
With 28 years of experience in Ukraine, the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) monitors and promotes programs that support humanitarian aid, medical assistance, education, social welfare, and good governance. CUF communicates and collaborates with aid providers and donors in Ukraine, Canada, and beyond to maximize impact and cost-effectiveness of our support.

About Andrea Emery…
Professor, Algonquin College Ottawa, Graphic Design
Originally from Montreal, Andrea has worked as a designer for nearly 40 years in every capacity possible. From humble beginnings as a typesetter at McGill University to working as a creative in both Montreal and local Ottawa studios, advertising firms, government agencies, private industry and as a freelancer, Andrea acquired a vast skill set. She continues to take on the occasional freelance project and volunteers her time and skill set in her community as a designer and teacher. Her passion is excellent creative typography and since 2003, she has brought this enthusiasm into the classroom as she oversees the first year type classes and mentors all students. In her spare time, Andrea paints and exhibits her work regularly, having sold pieces across Canada and abroad.

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Advance payment required to hold your spot. Refunds are not available for this event, though your spot may be transferred to another participant at no additional charge.

NOTE: This event will take place in the second-floor studio of my Kanata/Stittsville home. Details will be sent via email a few days prior to the event.

HEALTH GUIDELINES: As these events are held in my home, participants are asked stay home if feeling unwell. You can transfer your spot to a friend, or contact me to inquire about coming another time.


Event Ticket Info

Please considering increasing your donation. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Ukraine relief. Thank you!

HST will be added at checkout.

Tickets for this event are no longer available.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


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