Friday, April 2, 11am – 12pm
Suitable for ages 3 to 10 years
The tradition of painting eggs during springtime is popular within many cultures and religions around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, renewal, fertility and rebirth.
Persian culture has a tradition of egg painting, which takes place during the spring equinox marking the Persian New Year ‘Nowruz’. Family members decorate eggs together and place them in a bowl.
Egg decorating is particularly popular in Ukraine, where like many other Slavic countries, the eggs are called Pysanky. Within the Russian Orthodox tradition, eggs are decorated with symbolic designs that contain meaning and well wishes for the receiver.
In this workshop facilitated by Russian artist/art historian Nadia Bocharskaia, participants will be invited to create their own personal design which they will transfer onto an egg. Each egg will carry a personalised message and design for the person who receives it.
Nadia Bocharskaia is an art historian based in Dublin. Though currently working as an art educator, she previously worked in a primarily curatorial capacity in the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. She believes that art education has the power to open hearts and minds, and she enjoys sharing her passion for doing and studying art.
You Will Need:
- Two boiled eggs per child (white eggs are preferable but brown are good as well)
- Two toilet paper rolls
- Poster or gouache paint (primary colours, white and black)
- Paper plate
- Colours (whatever is handy eg pencils/twistables/crayons/markers)
- Cotton buds
- Sheet of white A4 paper