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Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating in One Day with Elizabeth Mesh – G24030500

Mar 24 2024

8,000 years ago, when the people in Central and Eastern Europe revered the egg as a miraculous bringer of life, the tradition of egg decorating began. Celebrate spring this year by coming to peaceful Ghost Ranch and taking part in the art of pysanky, or wax-resist Ukrainian egg decorating. 

You will learn how to…

-Choose and handle an egg for decoration

-Draw with a kistka, beeswax block, and a candle to create lines on an egg that then resist the dyes that come after the wax application

-Know which dyes to use when

-Know how to remove the wax with a candle

-Learn how to empty a chicken egg without blowing into the egg

-Preserve the decorated egg. 

For further exploration of the art of pysanka, consider the 3 day in-depth class that week at Ghost Ranch. 

 

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  • Elizabeth Mesh
    Elizabeth Mesh

    Elizabeth Mesh has taught thousands of beginning and advanced artists traditional and expressive arts using various mediums for 20 years.

    In 2004, she created Artists for Hire, a business that strives to elevate the experience of art. She shows her work at local galleries, online and in her studio.

    She leads local tours of New Mexico history, art and culture.

    She has worked on tv and film sets such as; “Crazy Heart,” “Only the Brave,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Longmire.” And was filmed in her studio for Home and Garden Television

    She has a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and has studied in India.