Ukrainian Pysanka Egg workshop to be held Sunday, March 18

A Ukrainian Pysanka Egg workshop will be held Sunday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church located on 116 W. Grove St., Oneida, across the street from the Madison County Historical Society from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ukrainian Pysanka Egg workshop to be held Sunday, March 18

Register today for Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series: Ukrainian Pysanka Egg Decoration on Sunday, March 18 from 1 pm- 4 pm. Artist, Educator, Linda Evans will lead participants through the steps and techniques in creating a traditional Ukrainian Pysanka Egg. All materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and children aged 13 years and up.

Linda Evans graduated with a BS degree from SUNY Oswego in elementary education and K–12 art education. Evans taught first grade at Verona for more than five years before taking a leave to raise her two children. Evans returned to teaching art for the Oneida City School District in 1989. Since retiring in 2005, she is active in many clubs and civic organizations. She has been a workshop instructor for Ukrainian egg decorating for more than 18 years, and her personal collection includes more than 150 Pysanka eggs. Evans is a member of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society and has had her artwork in several local exhibits, both group and solo.

The workshop will be held at the First United Methodist Church located on 116 West Grove Street in Oneida across the street from the Madison County Historical Society on Sunday, March 18 from 1 pm- 4 pm. The cost for the workshop is $25. Space is limited to 20 participants, so register soon. For more information please contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136, or history@mchs1900.org. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida.  The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series is programming designed to engage and involve Madison County residents in Fine Arts and Craft activities common in the 19th century, with a focus on making cultural connections to creative pastimes which are still relevant today.  There are a series of four workshops offered: Pysanka Egg Decoration (March 18); Leisure Art Festival for Youth (April 26) 9 am-12 pm, free to all students; The Art of Theorem Panting (May 5) 9 am- 12 pm, $30 registration fee; and Botanical Watercolors (June 9) 9 am- 12 pm, $30 registration fee. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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