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Stained Glass Style Batik Eggs

Appalachian Arts Craft Center
Event organized by Appalachian Arts Craft Center

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with Jordan Byrd

Sunday, May 6, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

By modernizing a 5,000 year old technique of dyeing eggs using a
wax resist method called Pysanky, we are able to achieve stunning
works of art that look as if they are stained glass, when in fact they
are simply eggshells that have been dyed. Each student will go home with a completed stained glass style Batik egg. No previous artistic skill or experience required.

Earlybird Cost: $60 members, $70 nonmember s. After April 25,
Cost: $70/$80.
Materials Fee: $10 to be paid to teacher the first day of class.
Registration deadline: April 29.

*Please note the dyes do stain, either wear appropriate clothing
or bring an apron. For those with long hair, a hair tie is highly
recommended as we will be working with open flames. Please feel
free to bring a small snack and something to drink.

Byrd is one of a few artists in the United States who regularly practices, sells and teaches the method of egg decorating called Pysanky. Pysanky, also known as Ukrainian Easter Eggs or Batik style eggs, originated in Ukraine and Poland close to 5,000 years ago. Jordan not only helps keep "Pysanky" alive with her traditional eggs, but opens up the art to a whole new audience through her non-traditional eggs and jewelry.

******* Photo of egg completed by student in previous class.