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Get a jump start on Easter this year by learning Pysanka. These stunning designs are made with a wax resist method of dying.  We will all begin by learning the same traditional design and it is a wonderful meditative process.  Work on a couple or a few depending on your skill level.  Special tools called kistkas are used to do the writing in wax, step by step the wax process is applied, then dipped lightest color to darkest.  The black bees wax is then removed to reveal the masterpiece beneath.  Information on how to purchase kits will be shared. 

Materials list:

Please bring one 2-4” high candle holder, not taller, votives won’t work.

An old taper candle, color doesn’t matter; it’s the flame you want, not the wax.

Some soft rags, like flannel if you have it, they will get trashed.

A half dozen clean, raw, flawless white eggs.  you can bring one brown for fun if you want.

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Karen Charbonneau Zukas is a graduate of Tufts University and the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with a master’s degree in education from Western New England University.   She is a recognized portrait painter and potter and former columnist for the Bulletin in Boston. She has been teaching at universities, preparatory schools, private schools, community ed, and international schools in Boston for over 30 years and for the past five, here on the south coast.  She has consistently taught advanced ESL and Fine Art, drawing, oil painting, water color painting, and all aspects of clay as well as business, SAT, MCAS, GMAT and GRE test prep, debate, art history and humanities and tutors most major subjects of high school academics.  She is the proprietor of Peasantware Pottery in New Bedford and the founding Program Director of the Dartmouth Cultural Center and is always looking for a happy challenge.

  • Saturday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

  • Bring snacks and water.