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Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop – Homespun Quilt Block

with Theresa Somerset

Students will be provided with a pre-drawn brown chicken egg. The front and back of the egg will have a quilt block in the center. A vertical band with diamonds divides the front and back of the Pysanky egg. Students will learn how to trace over the design with a “Kistka” writing tool and melted beeswax and may choose two related dye colors to complete their design. The last step is the removal of the beeswax for the “reveal”. If there is time, the eggs will be given a light spray coat of varnish, or students will receive a handout on how to varnish their eggs at home. All required materials will be provided.

This workshop is appropriate for adults and for children 10 and older, working with an adult.

Members: $35/person
Not-Yet-Members: $45/person (Become a Member Today!)


About the Presenter:

A graduate of Castleton State University with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Theresa Somerset is a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society. She is best known for the intricate Ukrainian/Batik Art Eggs that she decorates using a wax batik method on a variety of eggshells.

Theresa is currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, The Ohio Egg Artist Guild, and the World Egg Artist Association, among other egg decorating organizations and has written for and has been featured in the “Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication, as well as “The Hatchery” egg decorating magazine. She has collaborated with the children’s Authors John and Jennifer Churchman on “The Easter Surprise” showcasing her egg art within the story. She has also collaborated with Food Author Carolyn Tillie and her egg art can be found in “A Feast for the Eyes- Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini”.

Theresa is currently represented by two juried Vermont Galleries and her work is shown all year round. She was an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky Toronto Retreat, and has attended Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She also teaches through her own studio in Essex Jct., Vermont. For more information on this artist, you may visit her website:  www.precisionartstudio.com