Ukranian Eggs Demo
May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm$5.00
Marilan will demonstrate the art of Pysanky during this 1-hour program. 1 egg will be completed from start to finish while Marilan shares the tools, techniques and history of this art. Marilan will conduct a raffle and the winner will take home the completed egg. Dozens of beautifully painted eggs will be on display as part of the demo as well.
If you’re interested, Marilan will be offering a 3-week hands-on class where you design, wax, dye and complete your own Ukrainian eggs with Marilan’s guidance. During the 3 Saturday sessions, you will not only learn the proper use of tools and techniques, but also the cultural history of this art form, including the meaning of the various colors and symbols. No prior art skill needed. 18+ or accompanied by parent or guardian. $30 for all 3 sessions (materials included).
Marilan (Hovanec) Caito is a highly seasoned Ukrainian Egg Artist. For more than 40 years, she has offered demonstrations and classes in the art of Pysanky at community centers, libraries, nursing homes as well as CCAC and Pitt’s leisure learning programs. Of Carpatho Rusyn decent, Marilan is a third generation psyanky artist. Her passion is to introduce the art form, along with its rich history and traditions to new audiences throughout the Pittsburgh area.