GET SCHOOLED: Pysanky easter eggs with Kosa Kolektiv (March 2012)
I posted a couple of years ago about the tradition of pysanky and if you haven’t tried it yet this workshop series hosted by Kosa Kolektiv is a great opportunity to learn the craft while supporting a worthy cause. PLUS look how cute this poster is. AND, how awesome is the mandate of this collective (see below)? Makes me wish I still lived in Toronto so I could crash their cute folk girl party.
Learn how to make beautiful pysanky: easter eggs in the traditional Ukrainian style. Wow your friends with your skills and beautiful creations.
Experienced instructors will guide you through all the steps of transforming a plain egg into a work of art. There will also be plenty of helpers on hand to give tips, extra support, etc. And maybe even provide some musical entertainment…
3 workshop dates:
Sun. March 18, 2012
Sat. March 24, 2012
Sat. March 31, 2012
St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Ave Toronto, ON M5S 2H4
(Spadina and Harbord)
Limit 25 people per class. Register by emailing email@example.com (include which sessions you plan to attend)
All materials will be provided (eggs, stylus, dyes, wax…)
$10 for a class.
Additional materials and kits will be on sale to take home.
You are welcome to come to more than one session but please pre-register as spaces are limited.
All money made from the workshops goes directly to the Pysanka Home for orphans in Potelech, Ukraine. Read all about the orphanage on the “Pysanka Orphanage” page.
Kosa Kolektiv is composed of several ladies in and around Toronto that aim to revitalize peasant folklore in an urban context. We do this by singing songs, sewing, cooking, planting, crafting, putting on workshops and sharing ideas over tea and good food. There’s something to be said for the simpler pleasures in life, and Kosa Kolektiv embraces them.
The word kosa means braid in Ukrainian and is a symbol of youth, vitality, strength and tradition. In Ukrainian folklore, young women traditionally wore long braids or kosy before marriage. We also chose kosa as our name because we like the imagery of cultural fusion, the braiding of old and new.
We are interested in what you have to contribute. Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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