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Learn the craft of Pysanka at the Ukrainian Seniors Centre

Master decorator Natalie Kit to lead workshop
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Halia Buba shows off some of the Pysanky she has collected over the years. They will be on display as part of a special exhibit. (Arron Pickard/Sudbury.com)

The art of Ukrainian egg decorating — or Pysanka — will be on full display at the end of the month.

The Ukrainian Seniors Centre in Sudbury has invited master decorator Natalie Kit, a professional Pysanka artist, to host a master class as part of a weekend-long event. Her creative and unique designs can be found in juried exhibits and in collections all over the world.

Kit will host a discussion on March 29 at 7 p.m. at the seniors centre, then guide participants in a master class on March 30. Cost is $50 per person, and the class size is limited to 12 people. The fee includes all supplies and personal instruction. 

A beginner's workshop will take place March 23 at 10 a.m. Cost is $25.

Halia Buba collects Pysanka. She has more than 100 eggs in her possession, including some from Kit herself. They will all be on display in a special exhibit March 30, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and March 31, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the seniors centre.

“With Easter approaching, we are delighted to have a weekend to show Sudburians the art of Ukrainian Pysanka,” Buba said. “It's an ancient ritual of beautiful egg writing, and we know Sudburians are very interested in it, so we're thrilled to show this off.”

For more information, or to register, phone 705-673-7404.




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