Museum of Russian Icons hosts pysanky egg decorating workshop


Museum of Russian Icons hosts pysanky egg decorating workshopClinton – Just in time for Easter, explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating pysanky Saturday, March 10 at the Museum of Russian Icons. Workshops will be available from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers. No experience is necessary; all materials will be provided, but please bring your own apron. Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in the hands-on workshop.

Instructor Karen Brouillette has enjoyed the art of pysanky for over 10 years. Her passions include pysanky, monarch butterflies, iconography and home education. She is a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons. Instructor Susan Dow is an artist specializing in watercolor, but loves to create with any medium. Susan enjoys nature, reading and time in the garden. She has been decorating pysanky eggs for several years. Brouillette and Dow have taught pysanky workshops together throughout New England.

The fee is $25 per person for museum members and $30 for nonmembers. The workshops are open to adults and children ages 12 and up; ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required by calling 978-598-5000 ext.17.

The Museum of Russian Icons is located at 203 Union St. in Clinton. To find out more, visit

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