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
SpaceEgg_2019

 

Sadly, due to Covid, we will not be hosting egg-decorating in 2021.   Please watch this space for the 2022 dates!

AR Egg-Day(s) Info:

Pysanky are decorated using whole, raw chicken eggs and 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.   

It takes most beginners approximately 3 hours to complete one Pysanka but there is a lot of "waiting" time so it's often possible to compete two eggs in approximately 4 hours.  During AR Egg-Days, people are welcome to make multiple eggs and/or may work on egg(s) over multiple sessions, but please be sure to complete your eggs by the end of the last day.     

The times listed are when an "instructor" will be on-site but the supplies will be available whenever Arch Reactor is open during the posted date-range.

 

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

 

A Few Good Eggs (Mostly "first" eggs by new artists!):

              

              

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, May 18th

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