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EDUCATION


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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. 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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FALL COURSES

GERDANY (BEAD-STRUNG NECKLACES)

This is a four-session 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 2017
Dates TBA

Fall 2016
DATES: Saturdays, September 24 – October 15

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-session 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 2017
Dates TBA

Fall 2016
DATES: Saturdays, September 24 – November 12

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


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 2017
Dates TBA

Fall 2016
Sundays, September 25–October 23 (except October 2)

TIME: 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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


FELTING FOR BEGINNERS *** NEW! ***

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 pillow cover or a shawl. Open to adults and students over 16 years of age.

Fall 2016
Sunday, November 13

TIME: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Workshop fee: Adults – $25; students over 16 & seniors – $20; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Marta Zahaykevich


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 2016
DATE: Saturday, December 3
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.

Offered during the fall/winter season, usually in December.

Fall 2016
Dates and times:
Saturday, December 10 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. or
Sunday, December 11 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or
Sunday, December 11 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



WINTER/SPRING COURSES

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.

*The advanced class is recommended for students or adults with 2+ yrs experience making pysanky (novices may join this class too). Bring your own manual or electric stylus (or use the manual one provided by the Museum).

Winter/Spring 2017
Dates/times TBA

Workshop fee
Adults – $15; students over 16 & seniors – $10; children ages 12–16 – $5; * advanced class – $25; 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 2017
Date TBA


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 2017
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


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 2017
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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