The art and craft of pysanky

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Rancho Cordova iFest 2018

Enjoy a trip around the world with this multicultural event for kids and adults alike.  Featuring art, music, dance, international foods and activities for children, this promises to be a fun-filled evening for all.  I’ll have a booth with my pysanky, explaining and demonstrating what it takes to create them.  Stop by and say hi!

Saturday, May 12, 2018 5-9 PM
Village Green Park
3141 Bridgeway Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

See the complete event flyer here.


Arts Camp 2017 – Go Wild!

And go wild we did.  A fast-paced week filled with all kinds of art.  My class was the BEST, of course.


Time to Register

If you have a 5th or 6th grader who’d like to learn how to create pysanky, here’s a great opportunity.  Every year Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California, hosts a week-long Arts Camp for incoming 1st through 6th graders.  This year I’ll be teaching a class on pysanky and as of today there are only three spots open so don’t wait too long to sign up your student.


iFest 2017

This Saturday from 5 to 9 PM in village Green Park of Rancho Cordova.  It’s a fun event for the whole family.  I’ll have a cultural display booth of pysanky so come out and say hi!


The Incredible Eggs 2017 Calendar

I love getting fun mail!  Today’s was especially fun because I received my 2017 Incredible Eggs calendar and I’m proud to report that a collection of my Trypillian style eggs appears on the November page.  This entire calendar is filled with an amazing display of colors and styles by lots of different egg artists from around the world.  Click here to get the purchasing details and to preview each page.  There is even a Canadian version for those of you north of our border.

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Save the Date!

It’s never too soon to start planning for summer fun.  And if you want fun, friendship and unhurried time to explore the art of pysanky then this retreat should go right to the top of your list.  Beginner to expert skill levels are all welcome.

 

Pysanky USA Retreat 2016

July 12-16, 2016

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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A little unabashed advertising here…I will be teaching “Quilt-inspired Eggs” and “Egg Mosaics” classes at this retreat and there are lots of other great classes by a variety of very experienced teachers.

 

Here is the website for more info.


Big News!

I cannot begin to describe how excited I was when I found this catalog in my mailbox. FolkSchoolcatalog It means finally I can officially announce that June 12-18, 2016 I will be teaching a  pysanky class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.

 

The Folk School is like year-round summer camp for adults in a beautiful farm-like setting but is it so much more than that.  They emphasize non-competitive learning in all kinds of different folk arts…from quilting to blacksmithing to cooking, writing, woodturning, and music to name just a few.

 

Years ago my sister and I attended an artisan bread-baking class there and we loved everything about that experience.  I had always dreamed of going back, but going back to teach an egg class is a dream come true.

 

Got plans for next June?  Come on down.