Butterfly Pysanky Workshop
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The ancient Ukrainian art of decorating eggs dates to prehistoric times – pysanky (“to write”) are stunning, colorful eggs “written” by applying beeswax to the surface of an egg in carefully choreographed successive layers. Thousands of traditional designs, some simple and some incredibly complex, can be created based on floral, geometric, and animal patterns. As part of our own local tradition celebrating Butterflies in the Garden, you can learn some of the techniques for producing butterfly pysanky. Learn basic techniques for this wonderful hobby just in time for Easter.
Instructor: Bob Byers learned to love gardening and plants working beside his parents in family gardens as a child. He enjoyed a 21-year career as the Director of Operations and Associate Executive Director for Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas before serving as the Director of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for over 5 years. He now serves as Executive Vice President of Fort Worth Botanic Garden. He discovered the art of pysanky while planning educational events in Hot Springs and has now been writing eggs for 15 years.
Registration Deadline: March 17
Location: BRIT Building