Eastern European Egg Decoration with Cristina Niculescu

Date: Saturday April 16, 2022
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Cristina Niculescu
Tuition: $120
Materials: $15

Beginning with a brief explanation of Eastern European egg dyeing, Romanian-born Cristina Niculescu will guide students through the meditative process of easter egg dyeing. The wax-resist (batik) method is a prehistoric craft that incorporates Slavic folk art motifs believed to ward off bad spirits in the home. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of the cultural roots of this tradition and create their own designs. We will use a kistka tool to apply wax to eggs that are dipped in different dye baths. While intricate motifs require skill and focus, students will also be encouraged to interpret their own designs. The workshop culminates in a dramatic and colorful reveal when the beeswax is melted off with a candle!

No previous experience necessary. Open to all adults 16 & up.

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