Learn Ukrainian Art of Egg Decorating at Museum Workshop


PysankyCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 16, 2016 – A workshop on Pysanky, the Ukrainian art of egg decorating, is being offered March 1 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The workshop, led by artist and teacher Barbara Duncan, is planned for 1-4 p.m. in the Crisp Museum classroom.

Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition, folklore and symbolism behind Pysanky. Duncan will demonstrate surface design and handling techniques that participants
will practice to create their own completed Pysanky egg.

The name Pysanky comes from the verb “to write,” as you use a stylus called a kistka to write with wax on the egg shell.

Registration is required for this free public event by calling (573) 651-2260. Supplies are provided. Seating is limited in the museum’s classroom. Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Mo.