Pysanky Eggs

Arch Reactor has shown/demonstrated decorating Pysanky/Ukrainian Eggs at several events including the Kansas City Maker Faire, Mastadon Faire Family Day, and the Saint Louis Science Center Bright Ideas Expo.   Watch the Arch Reactor calendar the month prior to Easter every year as we host annual in-house Egg-Days!
Space Egg from 2019
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Join us on any/all of these dates/times in 2020 to learn to make your own Pysanky!

Sunday, March 29 - 3pm to 9pm 

Tuesday, March 31 - 7pm to 10pm

Saturday, April 4 - 10am - 4pm 

Sunday, April 5 - 5pm to 9pm

Wednesday, April 8 - 7pm to 10pm

Saturday, April 11 - 10am - 4pm

 

It will take approximately 3 hours to complete one Pysanka but there is a lot of "waiting" time so it's often possible to compete two in approximately 4 hours, less if you've ever done this before or chose a simple (yet still very beautiful) design.    You may work on your egg(s) over multiple sessions.

We decorate whole, raw chicken eggs using hot beeswax melted over candle flames.   This is not a craft for small, exciteable children, though many children have successfully decorated beautiful eggs.   Any child decorating will need to be closely supervised and assisted by a parent, please.   

Safety will be paramount as we are using live flames in this craft.   

There is no charge to decorate eggs and everything to decorate will be supplied.   If you appreciate this class and have the means you are welcome to make a modest donation to Arch Reactor.   

 

 

 

Interested in learning more about decorating Pysanky?   Check out the Powerpoint presenatation (or PDF version) below!

 

 

Powerpoint:     Office presentation iconPYSANKY.ppt                      PDF:   PDF iconPYSANKY.pdf

 

Photo Galleries of Arch Reactor Eggs can be found here:  

 2015 Eggs:   https://archreactor.org/photos/pysankyukrainian-eggs-2015  

2017 Eggs:   https://archreactor.org/photos/pysanky-2017

2018 Eggs:  https://archreactor.org/photos/pysanky-2018

2019 Eggs:  https://archreactor.org/photos/pysanky-2019

 

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