Yuletide Ornaments: Pysanky Egg Writing with Sara Ricer

  • 12 Nov 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 6


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Join us for Yuletide Ornaments: Pysanky Egg Writing with Sara Ricer

Using wax resist, the Pysanky is a unique egg-decorating technique reveals designs on colorful eggs. Pictured a "kistka" hot wax pen, and a green and red Pysanky decorated eggs.Pysanky is a unique egg-decorating style which originated within Slavic cultures dating back to the pre-Christian era. Literally meaning "to write," the pysanky process (similar to batik fabric dyeing) involves drawing lines of wax to mask layers of color on eggs, which can result in intricate detailed designs and patterns.

This class will be focused on creating Christmas and Yuletide ornaments with our decorated eggs and ribbon. We will begin with some basic designs, so beginners are welcome, and it is open to all skill levels. (Previous participants are welcome to use this time as more of an open studio, as there will be a variety of dyes and kistky styles, and sizes available to use.)

There will be a $20 supply fee, for kistka (hot-wax pen), beeswax, and dye, payable to the instructor on the day of class.

What to bring:

  • $20 supply fee
  • Please bring some eggs/eggshells. (Chicken eggs from the grocery store are fine.*
    If your eggs have not been emptied, please make sure they are raw unboiled eggs).
  • Wear clothing appropriate for working with wax and dye
  • Latex gloves if desired 

    *For store bought eggs, please try to lightly wash/scrub the eggs with baking soda before coming to class. This will help the wax stick better.

      Instructor Bio

      Sara Ricer believes art should be accessible to everyone. Her number one wish is that every person finds some way to create for the sake of creating.

      When creating, she likes to give her pieces a little bit of whimsy and imagination, while still being functional. She likes the idea that art can be carried around in your pocket and the idea that no space is too small for a little bit of imagination.

      Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

      This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

      We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

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