We offer classes in the Ukrainian folk art of Pysanky (Easter eggs) using the traditional wax and die methodology. These clases are a great experience for a group of friends or family that persons of almost all ages can enjoy. You can chose to learn traditional symbols to use or create your own designs. The craft of pysanky can be a very calming and therapeutical experience whether you work alone or in a small group.
So, join us to learn this wonderful craft from a Ukrainian artist with more than 15 years in the field. You can see some of my work on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/olga.dovgopola or Instagram (Olga Dovg).
Olga's passion about pysanky is easy to see. She is a very encouraging teacher. She wants her students to try their own style while learning how to correctly paint and dye their eggs. Highly recommended!
Olichka, very professional, very patient, creative and help everyone.
Olga is a true artist and it was amazing to watch her work and have her guide the class in developing and systemic approach to this art. Her understanding of the history, symbolism, traditional motifs and designs made the class especially informative. But her artistic talent also brought an element of whimsey and creativity to the process that engaged everyone in the class. No matter what your experience level, or interest level, everybody left with a smile on their face.
I like to start by educating students on the equipment they will be using for the day. I explain the history and the symbols that are used in traditional pysanka art. I will demonstrate a couple of introductory techniques and let everyone start on their egg.
I hold an artist master's degree from the Kiev Technical Institute of Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Since the size of clases vary, please contact me for pricing (prefearably via phone or text).
When I came to America I discovered a lot of interest in my craft, so I started offering classes.
All different age groups.
I enjoy participating in Ukrainian Heritage festival, an annual event open to all people where we celebrate our heritage and display our art.
I would start by asking the student what their expectations are, and then develop a plan to get started.
They should ask themselves:
1."What am I hoping to accomplish in my learning excperience?"
2. "How much time am I willing to spend learning a new craft?"
3. "How do you like to learn: in a group or individually?"