Pysanky Egg Decorating

This program is sold out. Contact mschmidlkofer@fwbg.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Imagine if the fate of the world depended on annual rituals of creating decorated eggs to thwart evil spirits, welcome spring and the return of the sun, and offer prayers for wealth and good harvest. Such are the origins of Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian art of decorating eggs. Dating to prehistoric times, pysanky (meaning ‘to write’) are stunning, colorful eggs “written” by applying beeswax to the surface of an egg in carefully choreographed successive layers. Between each application of wax, the egg is immersed in a different dye bath in vibrant colors. Thousands of traditional designs, some simple and some incredibly complex, can be created based on floral, geometric, and animal patterns.  Join instructor Bob Byers to learn basic techniques for this wonderful hobby just in time for Easter.

Instructor: Bob Byers is Assistant Director and Vice President of Horticulture. He joined the Fort Worth Botanic Garden as Director in 2015. Bob learned to love gardening and plants working beside his parents in family gardens as a child. After college, he worked professionally as a landscape architect in Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, and Arkansas before a 21-year career as the Director of Operations and Associate Executive Director for Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He enjoys growing vegetables and flowers in his home garden in Willow Park and learning the large and varied flora of Texas.

Tuesday, March 28 (6 8 PM)

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 26

$45 /Non-Member or $40 /Member 

An email with program details, including the location on site, will be sent to all registrants the day after the registration deadline. To help avoid this important communication being mislabeled as junk mail, please whitelist the fwbg.org domain with your email provider.

Date

Mar 28 2023
Expired!

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The event is finished.

Pysanky Egg Decorating

Date

Mar 28 2023
Expired!

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The event is finished.

This program is sold out. Contact mschmidlkofer@fwbg.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Imagine if the fate of the world depended on annual rituals of creating decorated eggs to thwart evil spirits, welcome spring and the return of the sun, and offer prayers for wealth and good harvest. Such are the origins of Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian art of decorating eggs. Dating to prehistoric times, pysanky (meaning ‘to write’) are stunning, colorful eggs “written” by applying beeswax to the surface of an egg in carefully choreographed successive layers. Between each application of wax, the egg is immersed in a different dye bath in vibrant colors. Thousands of traditional designs, some simple and some incredibly complex, can be created based on floral, geometric, and animal patterns.  Join instructor Bob Byers to learn basic techniques for this wonderful hobby just in time for Easter.

Instructor: Bob Byers is Assistant Director and Vice President of Horticulture. He joined the Fort Worth Botanic Garden as Director in 2015. Bob learned to love gardening and plants working beside his parents in family gardens as a child. After college, he worked professionally as a landscape architect in Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, and Arkansas before a 21-year career as the Director of Operations and Associate Executive Director for Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He enjoys growing vegetables and flowers in his home garden in Willow Park and learning the large and varied flora of Texas.

Tuesday, March 28 (6 8 PM)

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 26

$45 /Non-Member or $40 /Member 

An email with program details, including the location on site, will be sent to all registrants the day after the registration deadline. To help avoid this important communication being mislabeled as junk mail, please whitelist the fwbg.org domain with your email provider.