Weekend Workshops

2017 Workshop Schedule

embroidery

Ukrainian Embroidery for Beginners

Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: Church Basement / Participants: 25 people
Cost: $20.00 / Instructor: C. Habrowych

Explore Ukrainian embroidery for beginners as a fun, relaxing way to discover this popular and highly developed fine art. The unique look of Ukrainian embroidery is a result of the specific combinations of materials, designs, techniques and colours and varies depending on the region of origin. Learn one of the most commonly used stitches of Ukrainian embroidery in this workshop.

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pysanky

Pysanky

Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Church Basement / Participants: 25 people
Cost: $20.00 / Instructor: O. Yarosh

The pysanka or ‘written egg’ has symbolized spring, nature’s rebirth and resurrection since pagan times. Decorated in the wax-resist method with traditional and Christian symbols using beeswax, the pysanka, after receiving the Easter blessing, is said to hold magical powers and wishes for good health, hope, happiness, prosperity and protection. Note: Use of candle flame and hot beeswax. Minimum age 8+.

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beadwork

Ukrainian Beadwork for Beginners

Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Church Basement / Participants: 25 people
Cost: $20.00 / Instructor: C. Habrowych

Ukrainian beadwork is the art of stringing beads using a needle and thread or fine wire, creating adornments (prykrasy) of various forms, widths and lengths. Traditionally worn to protect the wearer, beadwork necklaces, collars, bracelets and headbands remain an integral part of the costume in western Ukraine. Every region uses specific colours and patterns in their adornments, with symbolism dating to pagan times. In this workshop you will learn a basic technique of Ukrainian beadwork.

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iconography

Iconography

Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: Church Basement / Participants: 25 people
Cost: $20.00 / Instructor: O. Galadza

Icons are prominent in Ukrainian churches and homes as windows between heaven and earth. The ‘writing’ of an icon is a meditative and prayerful art form; each step of the process and the materials used to paint the icon or image are symbolic. Combining classical Greek and Roman art, iconography evolved during the Byzantine empire to an abstract, stylized form for the instruction and inspiration of the faithful. In this workshop you will learn the process and symbolism of writing an icon.

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montanka

Motanka dolls

Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Church Basement / Participants: 25 people
Cost: $20.00 / Instructor: N. Chabanyuk

The motanka doll is one of the most ancient handmade items in Ukrainian household. It is made by winding and tying cloth and thread. Motanka is not sewn; scissors and/or needles may not be used to make motanka.

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pysanky

Pysanky

Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Church Basement / Participants: 25 people
Cost: $20.00 / Instructor: O. Yarosh

The pysanka or ‘written egg’ has symbolized spring, nature’s rebirth and resurrection since pagan times. Decorated in the wax-resist method with traditional and Christian symbols using beeswax, the pysanka, after receiving the Easter blessing, is said to hold magical powers and wishes for good health, hope, happiness, prosperity and protection. Note: Use of candle flame and hot beeswax. Minimum age 8+.

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