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COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

2021 COURSES AND WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM

linePre-registration for all courses and workshops is required!
Register online now. All credit cards accepted via Eventbrite.


EMBROIDERY

Beginner students will learn traditional Ukrainian embroidery by watching a variety of basic techniques shown by the instructor and producing them at home during the class. Students will be guided by the instructor virtually; each participant will have opportunities to show their work and ask questions throughout the process. Open to adults and children 10+ years of age.

Starter kits will be mailed after registration: Even weave cloth (white or ecru), embroidery floss (1 skein black, 1 red). Printable sample images will be emailed.

Winter/Spring 2021
To be determined
Course fee (4 classes): Adults – $60; students over 16 & seniors – $50; children ages 10–16 – $30; members – 10% discount.
Instructor: Lubow Wolynetz


GERDANY (BEAD-STRUNG NECKLACES)

Beginner students will learn traditional Ukrainian bead stringing by watching a variety of basic techniques shown by the instructor and producing them at home during the class. Students will be guided by the instructor virtually; each participant will have opportunities to show their work and ask questions throughout the process. Open to adults and children 12+ years of age.

Starter kits will be mailed after registration: beads, thread, needle. Printable pattern designs will be emailed. Register on Eventbrite by May 30 to receive the starter kit in time for the course.

Winter/Spring 2021
Dates: (3 classes) Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19
Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Course fee (for the 3 classes): $40
Ukrainian Museum members! Remember to use promo code MEMBER10 for a 10% discount
Instructor: Olha Lesko


PYSANKY – UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DECORATING WORKSHOPS

Adults and children over 12 year of age 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, not just solid color eggs. This year's workshops are conducated online via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spring 2021

We have scheduled a series of pysanka (Easter egg) workshops that will be conducted via Zoom. Instructors will demonstrate from the Museum, while students at home will follow the steps as they make their own pysanka.

Online registration is required! Register now on Eventbrite. The fee is $10 per person; $9 for Museum members.

Saturday, March 27, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or 1:30–3 p.m.
Traditional Hutsul-style pysanka
Instructor: Olia Rudyk

Saturday, March 27, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Traditional Lemko-style pysanka
Instructor: Hanya Krill

Sunday, March 28, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or 1:30–3 p.m.
Traditional Hutsul-style pysanka
Instructor: Emily Robbins

Sunday, March 28, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Traditional Lemko-style pysanka
Instructor: Hanya Krill

Sunday, April 18, 1:00–2:30 p.m. or 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Traditional Hutsul-style pysanka
Instructor: Olia Rudyk

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Traditional Lemko-style pysanka
Instructor: Hanya Krill

Thursday, April 22, 1:30–2:30 p.m. or 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Traditional Lemko-style pysanka
Instructor: Hanya Krill

Because the classes are conducted remotely, students must procure all of the necessary tools and materials for use at home. These workshops are recommended for ages 12+ due to the use of candles and aniline dyes (such as the white packets sold in the shop and the ones included in "Luba's Kit" (see the onlne shop images below). For younger children please use food coloring dyes, and do not use candles to melt the wax off the eggs (other options will be suggested during the class).

Traditional Hutsul pysanka using a kistka
Materials:

  1. plastic tablecloth to protect the furniture
  2. paper towels
  3. room temperature raw egg
  4. pencil
  5. beeswax
  6. kistka (the tool for writing with the wax)
  7. prepared dyes in jars: yellow, orange, red, black
  8. spoon for dipping the egg into the dyes
  9. candle in a candleholder

Lemko style pysanka using a straight pin or small nail head
Materials:

  1. plastic tablecloth to protect the furniture
  2. paper towels
  3. room temperature raw egg(s)
  4. beeswax
  5. a melting pot for the wax (we will send suggestions with options)
  6. straight-pin pushed into the eraser end of a pencil or chop stick, or a nail with a very small nailhead
  7. prepared dyes in jars: yellow, orange, red, black
  8. spoon for dipping the egg into the dyes
  9. candle in a candleholder

We will follow up with an email containing links to a video and documents that registrants should watch and/or read before attending the workshop. Students will also receive an invitation link to the scheduled workshop on www.zoom.com, which you may watch on your computer or on your smartphone at home.

You may order the kistka, wax, and dyes from our online shop (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/).

We hope you'll be interested in joining us for these fun activities!

Please share the link to this email:
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/enews/2021/2103/210320pysankawksponline.html


UKRAINIAN EASTER TRADITIONS (BAKING)

During the workshop, participants will learn about the Ukrainian Easter traditions and the making of the Ukrainian Easter breads, as well as follow instructions and partake in the making of Babka. Students will watch the making of the Paska, learning the difference between Babka and Paska. Those who wish to partake in making the Babka during the workshop will have to obtain the ingredients prior to the class, and some preparation will have to be made ahead of time (prep ingredients are listed on the Eventbrite link below). Each registrant will receive instructions for preparing the Starter I and Starter II prior to the class.

Spring 2021
Saturday, April 17 only
Time: 2:30–4:00 p.m. virtual class via Zoom

Online registration is required! Register now on Eventbrite.

Workshop fee: non-members – $25; Ukrainian Museum members use promo code MEMBER20 for the discounted rate. Please register no later than Thursday, April 15th.
Instructors: Lubow Wolynetz, Bodanna Slyz


DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE MAKING OF PYSANKY – UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS

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

Spring 2021
No demo will be scheduled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FREE with Museum admission.
Pysanka artists: Anna Gbur, Olia Rudyk


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 2021
Date/time TBA

Workshop fee: Adults – $25; students over 16 & seniors – $20; members – 10% discount.
Instructors: Bohdanna Slyz, Lubow Wolynetz, Larysa Zielyk


BEGINNERS 4-SHAFT UKRAINIAN WEAVING

In this intensive weekend course, students will learn Ukrainian weaving techniques on 4-shaft table looms creating an ancient Kyivan pattern. Topics include the parts of a loom, calculating and preparing warp, choosing yarns, understanding drafts, as well as learning plain weave, twill, and overshot weaving techniques. Workshop open to adults and children 16+. All materials provided.*

Winter/Spring 2021
Not available


Course fee: Adults – $50; students 16+ & seniors – $45; members – 10% discount.
*Additional materials fee per person – $40 (discount does not apply to materials).
Instructor: Halyna Shepko

Fall 2020
Not available


UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS BAKING TRADITIONS

Learn to bake a traditional Ukrainian Christmas bread, from prepping the ingredients to kneading the dough and baking it at home. The instructor will guide the class virtually; each participant will have opportunities to show their progress and ask questions. During the class, participants will learn about the customs, traditions, and rituals practiced during this joyous holiday. The list of essential ingredients will be provided via email after registration, along with recipe and Christmas traditions booklets. Open to adults and students 16+ years of age.

Fall 2021 (via Zoom)
Date TBA
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 will create traditional "porcupine" ornaments using tissue paper. Open to adults and children 7+ years of age. A list of easy to obtain supplies and instructions will be sent to all registrants. A great activity for the entire family!

Fall 2021 (via Zoom)
Dates TBA
Dates and times:
Workshop fee: Adults – $15; students over 12 & seniors – $10; children 7–12 – $5; members – 10% discount.
Instructors: "Verkhovynky" Plast Sorority



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by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support
of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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