Fall/Winter 2016 Pysanky workshops

Pysanky are a lot like Asheville- unique, fun and colorful!

In this workshop we will be making beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs – pysanky. You will learn the method of batik – also called wax-resist – dying. You will also be familiarized with the wide range of Ukrainian folk art traditional patterns, designs and symbols and their history. The designs are made with beeswax which is melted in the flame of a candle and applied to the egg using a tool called a kistka. The eggs are dipped into successively darker dyes. At the end of the process the beeswax is melted off to reveal the beautiful and colorful design. You may use the traditional patterns, or also freestyle and make up your own design.

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Student pysanky from last year’s ornament workshops.

Fall/Winter 2016 Workshop dates:

BEGINNERS/ORNAMENT WORKSHOPS- Learn the basics of making pysanky with the option to create holiday ornaments. Open to all beginners:


Or call me to schedule your own afternoon or evening date for you and your friends! Lessons available at my studio (up to 9 people) or your location (up to 15 people)- many weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons work well. Please contact me for more information.

Easter dates 2017: Easters are the same date in 2017!

Gregorian calendar / Roman Catholic: April 16, 2017

Julian calendar / Eastern Orthodox: April 16, 2017

In the River Arts District, Asheville, NC:
Classes are taught at Studio A, Pink Dog Creative, 344 Depot Street, Suite 100, next to Fresh West Pizza. Ample street and lot parking available.

Or at your location:
I am also available to go to your home, school, church or other space to teach groups of 2 to 15 people, ages 8 and up. Please inquire for more details!

More details:
Ages 18 and over (at Studio A)
$49 for one session includes all materials* ($49 cash/check, $53 credit card/PayPal)

Please e-mail andreakulish [at] gmail dot com or call/text 828-423-6459 to reserve your space.

My students and I had a blast this winter with my first offering of ornament workshops. Here are some of their pysanky which were soon after turned into ornaments:

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Easter is on its way and that means that time for pysanky workshops! Please visit our workshops section for more information!

pysanky workshops studio a

A huge thank you to Ninja Chickens and some other special friends for supplying me with this bounty of fresh eggs. Included here are duck, chicken and bantam chicken, green, white, peach, brown, speckled, and a huge double yolk green egg.

Fresh local eggs

Fresh local eggs

I was given these tiny bantam eggs by a sweet man named Charles. These eggs are actually about 25 years old. They either feel empty or have just the tiniest bit of dried up yolk inside… they are very light. It was such a pleasure to decorate these, the tiniest pysanky I’ve made.the-littlest-pysanky

I now offer lovely nests for your pysanky eggs to rest in- a soft, natural and organic place for them to call home. Available in the studio and on Etsy.

Nest for Pysanky Eggs

Nest for Pysanky Eggs

Merry Christmas! Here are some of this year’s snowflake ornaments. Thanks again to Luba Petrusha for the design inspiration- these are replicas and variations of her snowflake designs.