Weekend Workshops

2018 Workshop Schedule

embroidery

Ukrainian Embroidery for Beginners

Saturday, July 21, 2018 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.

pysanky

Pysanky

Saturday, July 21, 2018 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+.

iconography

Iconography

Sunday, July 22, 2018 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.

pysanky

Pysanky

Sunday, July 22, 2018 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+.