with John Rajtar
Drapanki-Skrobanki is the Polish name for the beautiful scratch egg tradition in Poland and other Eastern European countries. You will learn how to make a delicate pattern using knives, pins and other sharp tools on uniformly painted eggs as well as the techniques for applying the base colors. The egg was seen as a symbol, which brought life, aided in ancient spring fertility rites, and served as a protector against evil eye, fire and lightning. John has taught students of all ages and 9-year olds and up are welcome.
About the instructor: John Rajtar lives in the US but comes from Poland. He has been involved in folk art since early childhood, painting on glass and decorating eggs. He makes scratched eggs, eggs decorated with paper cut-outs or straw following the Łowicz traditions (nalepianki), pisanki using the wax batik method and acid-etched pisanki. He received an award of distinction at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tuition: $35 Materials: $15