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Eggscellent Opportunities!

March 31, 2019

Two egg decorating opportunities – Farnsworth Art Museum

Pysanka! – Ukrainian Eggs with Lesia Sochor

On Saturday, April 6, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will host a Ukrainian egg-decorating class taught by artist Lesia Sochor. The program, entitled Pysanka! Ukrainian Egg-Decorating Workshop, will take place at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will draw designs on eggs with melted beeswax using a tool called a kystka, and then dip the egg in a series of dyes, with the final pattern revealed when the wax is removed. The pysanka was common among Slavic people since 5,000 B.C. and became deeply important in spring rituals, symbolizing nature’s rebirth. This workshop is recommended for families with children 8 years old and up. Solo adults are welcome also.

Instructor Lesia Sochor was born in Philadelphia to Ukrainian immigrant parents. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited widely, including at Boston State House and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), and has taught in public schools, residencies through the Maine Arts Commission, and museum workshops for more than 25 years. Sochor has also illustrated two children’s books.

The fee for this class is $35 ($20 for museum members and for children), and that includes materials. For more information or to register, please visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org.

Felted Egg Workshop at the Farnsworth with Kathleen Gass

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will host a felting class taught by artist Kathleen Gass. The program, entitled Felted Egg Workshop, will take place at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn how to create felted Easter eggs, including the techniques of wet-felting and dry-felting. Children under 9 should bring an adult partner. Solo adults are welcome also.

Instructor Kathleen Gass studied drawing and fiber arts at the State University of New York and has been an art educator for more than 25 years. She teaches in the Belfast Public School System’s Gifted and Talented program.

The fee for this class is $36 ($30 for museum members), and that includes materials. For more information or to register, please visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org

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