PYSANKY
 

Pysanky comes from the Ukrainian verb pysaty which means “to write” or “to inscribe.” Pysanky is a Ukrainian tradition which has been adopted by many other countries in Eastern Europe, in which beautiful designs are inscribed, not painted, onto eggs with beeswax. Because Ukraine has been a Christian country for over 1,000 years, there is strong Christian symbolism behind these breathtaking designs. The students will have the chance to inscribe their own design onto the eggs. Using the ancient tools of a simple stylist, bees wax, special dyes, and a lit candle, they will become real artists within this ancient European tradition. Pysanky is a reminder that a true artist makes something beautiful, and that all beauty is a revelation of God.