Image: Pysanky eggs, care of Erica Kurec

Pysanky: Ukrainian decorated eggs

with Erica Kurec and Tessa Benn


Saturday 15 April
10am – 12.30pm


Free, bookings advised

Recommended age 7+

Join the Kurec family to learn the ancient art of Ukrainian egg decoration.

The name, Pysanky comes from the verb “to write”. The technique uses a stylus called kistka to write with wax on the raw eggshell in a process similar to batik.

Traditionally, the eggs are decorated before Easter so they can be given to family and friends on Easter Sunday. The designs are symbolic and based on religion and nature.

Participants will receive a brochure on the history of the technique and details about the different designs.

In the workshop, you will be shown the steps on how to create your own Pysanky.

All materials and equipment will be supplied.