On Saturday, August 23, Vera Samycia will be offering a free workshop where attendees will have a chance to work with their own egg and learn the art of doing traditional pysanka using the technique of wax resist dyeing.  Pysanka is the ancient art of decorating eggs.  Often associated with Easter, the eggs use a variety of symbols and motifs that tell important stories to those who are a part of the culture and understand the “codes” and tradition found in the eggs.

Vera will be at the Dairy Building at 11 a.m. to answer questions and to display her collection of pysanky.  The actual workshop itself will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Diary Building and last 3 hours.  The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street.  All supplies will be provided.  Space for the workshop will be limited to 15 adults, so call 309 927-3899 to reserve your spot.

This workshop is being hosted by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association.  It is sponsored by Company of Folk with partial programming support by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.