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 Samycia will be offering a free 3 hour workshop where attendees will have a chance to work with their own egg and learn the art of traditional psyanka using the technique of wax resist dyeing.  The workshop will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Dairy Building located at 410 North Erickson Street.  Space is limited to 15 adults so call 309 927-3899 to reserve your spot today! 

The workshop is part of the programming associated with the traveling exhibit From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois.  This exhibit was produced by Company of Folk with partial programs support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It is hosted by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association