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updated JAN 14 2017
Pysanky Workshops & Classes - USA (KS - NJ)
If you do not see your province, state, or city here, please check back occasionally, to see if someone has decided to teach in your area.
United States (Kansas to New Jersey)
City: Slidell, Louisiana
Location: by arrangement
Name of Teacher: Patricia Hart
Phone: (985) 707-4961
Class times: by arrangement, 3 hour class
Ages taught: children & adults
Info: I have taught Pysanky for 15 years both as an art teacher in the Talented Arts Program and privately. All tools and materials are provided.
City: West Gardiner, Maine
Location: Gardiner High School
Name of Teacher: Juanita Longwell
Phone: (207) 724-7130
Ages taught: adults
Info: I can do demonstrations or classes in your home, or at your organization, within a reasonable distance. Cost depends on numbers of students and travel distance. Children's (over 6) or adult classes available. Please call or write for more information.
City: Woodsboro, Maryland
Location: Forestheart Studio - 200 South Main Street
Name of Teacher: Mary Klotz
Phone: (301) 845-4447
Price: $30.00 per person
Info: A pleasant group activity - bring a friend and learn to make pysanky. Bring apron. 2-3 hours. Please confirm by telephone prior to your visit. Call for more information on classes and presentations for groups.
City: Boston, Massachusetts
Name of Teacher: Sonia Kowal
Info: Please call or email for more information about classes, personal tuition or demonstrations. Sonia teaches classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education during the Easter and Christmas terms - see their site for course information.
City: Charlton, Massachusetts
Location: Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary, 56 Capen Road
Info: They have pre-Easter season classes (which were taught by Juanita Longwell for many years). Their annual Easter Egg Hunt (a fundraiser) usually held on the weekend before Easter often gives beautiful pysanky as prizes. Call or check the website for more information.
City: Northampton, Massachusetts
Name of Teacher: Marion Abrams
Ages taught: Children, must be accompanied by an adult, minimum age 7 years.
Price: $25.00 per person.
Info: I would be happy to be contacted by anyone who wanted to learn pysanky, if there is interest I would start a class anytime. I will teach both basic and intermediate skills for beautiful traditional Ukrainian PYSANKY made with chicken's eggs, beeswax worked over a candle and non-edible dyes. The techniques are not difficult to learn in just one three-hour class. A great family activity for adults and children seven years and older with adult supervision.
City: St. Joseph, Michigan
Location: Your church, home, or other site; or my home
Name of Teacher: Charlene Randall
Class times: Year-round; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ages taught: 9+ (I LOVE teaching kids & teens!)
Price: Email to ask
Info: I teach groups of up to 15 at your southwest MI or northwest IN location (within a certain radius of my home). Willing to travel to some farther locations in MI, IN, and northwestern IL, especially in the Summertime. Email me for more info. I have made pysanky for 20+ years, and currently teach it at our local college. My teaching style encourages individual creativity and freedom (NOT having everyone do the exact same design, as some teachers do). I have taught people of all ages and stages. My philosophy is about having FUN with this amazing art form! I also cater to church groups, teaching the history, background and Christian symbolism of Ukrainian pysanky. I encourage multi-generational participation: Grandmas & grandkids, Moms & children, Aunties & nieces, etc. This is a wonderful way to bring families together! I prefer teaching on Saturdays, but I am sometimes available in the daytime (btwn 10am-1pm) or evenings (6-10pm) at your venue in SW MI or NW IN. Venues for this class are typically in a home or a church. Need sturdy tables & chairs, and access to electrical outlets, a sink, and a restroom. I will provide good craft lighting if the facility does not have that.
City: Madison, Minnesota
Location: Teach at home or can do classes at The Lac qui Parle Historical Center and Museum
Name of Teacher: Julie Fenney
Phone: (320) 598-3507
Class times: As arranged, by appointment
Ages taught: All ages, all materials provided.
Price: $25.00 per 2 hour session
Info: I have been teaching for over 15 yrs. My eggs have been shipped throughout the world and many are pictured on the cover and in the jigsaw puzzles produced by The Ukrainian Gift Shop of Mpls. I personally prefer the designs of the Carpathian Mountain area but can deal with any of them.
City: Shelby, Montana
Location: Shelby, Cut Bank, and Conrad
Name of Teacher: Lisa McDonald
Phone: (406) 450-3891
Class times: For current class times, please check the website.
Ages taught: 12 - adult
Info: For more information or to register go to http://www.nazdorovya.com/pysanka--ukrainian-easter-eggs.html
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Location: Las Vegas Senior Center - (phone: (702) 229-6454)
Name of Teacher: Zoria Zetaruk
Phone: (702) 647-1129
Class Times: every Wednesday morning, at 9:00 A.M
Info: Please contact Zoria or the Las Vegas Senior Center if you would like to join this seniors' class.
City: Somersworth, New Hampshire
Name of Teacher: Ruth de Jesus
Phone: (603) 866-9597
Info: I can go to your location within 1 hour to teach a class with a few friends gathered if you want more convenience and a fun gathering for your friends. please contact me for more information!
City: Layton, New Jersey
Name of Teacher: Maggie Tarris Bauer
Info: Teaches workshops every year in the time leading up to Easter. Please visit her website for class locations, times and more info: http://www.pysankybasics.com/take-my-class.html
City: Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Location: Pink Elephant Pottery
Name of Teacher: Debbie
Phone: (732) 229-7800
Ages taught: all ages
Info: Please contact Debbie (732-229-7800) for information - classes are scheduled when enough names are collected. Supplies will be furnished, and for sale.
City: Montvale, New Jersey
Name of Teacher: Patty Wiszuk-De Angelo
Phone: (201) 247-0005
Ages taught: all ages
Price: $25.00, including comprehensive supply kit
Info: Each spring, she teaches 3-hour workshops at local libraries. For more information, or to set up a private class, email or phone Patty. Further class times and supplies can be found from her website http://www.pysankyshowcase.com. She also sells 38 (!!) different colors of analine dyes! Email her for details!
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