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COURSES AND WORKSHOPS *

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required unless otherwise indicated. To register please print the brochure on the right, tear off and mail the completed form with your payment to the Museum – must be RECEIVED AT MUSEUM TWO WEEKS BEFORE CLASS BEGINS! Otherwise check for availability by calling 212-228-0110.
Note: send one registration form for each person; members may deduct a 10% discount only on their application.

Registrations and payments are also accepted by phone: 212-228-0110.

* All materials covered in the registration fee. Finished objects may be taken home.

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GERDANY (BEAD-STRUNG NECKLACES)

This is a four-class course in the art of making gerdany (bead-strung necklaces), which were traditionally worn with folk costumes in various regions of Ukraine. The course is open to adults and children over 12 years of age.

Winter/Spring 2018
Dates TBA

Fall 2017
DATES: Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, November 4

TIME: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Course fee (4 classes): Adults – $40; students over 16 & seniors – $35; children ages 10–16 – $15; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Olha Lesko


EMBROIDERY

This eight-class course will teach beginners the rudiments of embroidery while expanding the skills of those proficient in the craft. Students start from the basic running stitch and advance to little known stitches and intricate cut-work techniques. Participants will explore the history and evolution of styles, techniques, colors, threads, and fabrics traditionally used in various regions of Ukraine. Open to adults and children over 10 years of age.

Winter/Spring 2018
Dates TBA

Fall 2017
DATES: Saturdays, September 23, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, December 2

TIME: 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Course fee (8 classes): Adults – $60; students over 16 & seniors – $50; children ages 10-16 – $30; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Lubow Wolynetz


FELTING FOR BEGINNERS

Pupils will learn the basic technique of felting that has been used in Ukraine for over a thousand years. Each participant will make a sample of felt out of fleece, large enough to be used as a small pillow cover, placemat, or wall hanging. Open to adults and students over 16 years of age.

After placing the fleece, it will be soaked with soap and water, then rolled and pounded until it transforms into a sturdy fabric. Students will then learn how to "paint" traditional Ukrainian motifs with wool to decorate the felt sample.

It's an exciting opportunity to learn an unusual and delightfully rewarding craft. Register early - limited space!

Fall 2017
Sunday, October 8
TIME: 12–5 p.m.
Course fee: Adults – $40; students over 16 & seniors – $35; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Marta Zahaykevich

 


INTRODUCTION TO TAPESTRY WEAVING

In this four-week course, participants learn basic weaving techniques on a lap frame loom. Course topics include the parts of a loom, calculating and making a warp, dressing the loom, and reading a basic weaving draft. Each student will produce a complete woven textile by the end of the course. Open to adults and children over 12 years of age. Looms and all materials are provided, including traditional design samples.

Winter/Spring 2018
Dates TBA

Not available in Fall 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Course fee (4 classes): Adults – $60; students over 16 & seniors – $50; children 12–16 – $30; members – 10% discount
Instructor: Halyna Shepko


UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

This is a workshop with hands-on participation in the baking of traditional Ukrainian Christmas breads. During the session participants will learn about customs, traditions and rituals practiced during this joyous holiday. Open to adults and children over 16 years of age.

Fall 2017
DATE: Saturday, December 2
TIME: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Workshop fee: Adults – $25; students over 16 & seniors – $20; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Lubow Wolynetz


TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP

Participants in this workshop use beads, walnut shells, colored ribbons, and paper to make traditional Ukrainian Christmas tree ornaments such as spiders, cradles, stars, mobiles, and garlands. Open to children and adults. A great activity for the entire family.

Fall 2017
Dates and times:
Saturday, December 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. or
Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or
Sunday, December 10, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop fee: Adults – $15; students over 12 & seniors – $10; children 7–12 – $5; members – 10% discount.
Instructors: "Verkhovynky" Plast Sorority


PYSANKY – UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DECORATION WORKSHOPS

Adults and children will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter eggs. Dyes, beeswax and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. Fill your Easter basket with beautiful pysanky, rather than just plain colored eggs! This 2+ hours workshop is offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

Winter/Spring 2018
Dates/times TBA

Workshop fee
Adults – $15; students over 16 & seniors – $10; children ages 12–16 – $5; members – 10% discount.
Instructors
Lesia Lebed, Emily Robbins, Anna Gbur


DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE MAKING OF PYSANKY – UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS

Artists experienced in this art form will create beautiful pysanky. Slavko Nowytski's award-winning documentary film PYSANKA will also be shown. This program is scheduled to run continuously during the afternoon. Pre-registration is not required.

Spring 2018
Date TBA
Time: 1:00–5:00 p.m.
FREE with Museum admission.
Pysanka artists: Anna Gbur and Olia Rudyk


UKRAINIAN EASTER TRADITIONS

During the workshop participants will learn about Ukrainian Easter traditions as well as partake in the actual baking of traditional Easter breads. Open to adults and children over 16 years of age.

Spring 2018
Date TBA
Time: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Workshop fee: Adults – $25; students over 16 & seniors – $20; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Lubow Wolynetz


INTERMEDIATE FELTING

NOTE: Introduction to felting is a prerequisite for anyone registering for this intermediate 4-day workshop. If you took the introductory class at the Museum or have other applicable experience, please let us know when registering.

Having experienced the basics of felting in the introductory workshop, students have the skill to make a simple garment out of felt. Students will learn to shape the felted wool into a wearable article of clothing.

Open to adults and students over 16 years of age. Register early – very limited space!

Spring 2018
Dates TBA
Course fee: Adults – $160; students over 16 & seniors – $140; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Marta Zahaykevich

 


BAKING TRADITIONAL WEDDING BREADS

This workshop offers hands-on training in baking and decorating a korovai (traditional Ukrainian wedding bread). Participants will also learn to adorn the colorful wedding tree hiltse. Open to adults and students over 16 years of age.

Spring 2018
Date TBA
Time: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Workshop fee: Adults – $25; students over 16 & seniors – $20; members – 10% discount.
Instructors: Bohdanna Slyz, Larysa Zielyk, Lubow Wolynetz



The Museum's educational and traditional arts programs are made possible
by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support
of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Ukrainian Museum's film series and traditional arts programs are supported, in part, by public funds
from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



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