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Drapanki-Skrobanki Scratched Eggs

$50

with John Rajtar

Calendar Feb 4, 2018 at 9 am

Drapanki-Skrobanki Scratched Eggs
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuition: $35  Materials: $15

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.

Intro to Pisanki

$55

with John Rajtar

Calendar Feb 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Intro to Pisanki
February 3, 2018
1:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Tuition:$40 Material: $15

The ancient art form of pisanki, “writing” a design on an egg, is inspired by nature and is steeped in tradition. You will learn the old method: a wooden handled metal funnel filled with beeswax is melted under a candle flame. The melted wax is your pencil and the egg is the canvas.

John will provide the design, instruction, and dye. You will need to bring three raw organic eggs, a tapered candle and holder. John has taught students of all ages and loves sharing these traditional crafts. Students 9-years old and up may attend.

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 has been demonstrating and teaching in Twin Cities art galleries and at the Festival of Nations for 22 years. He received an award of distinction at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

 

 

Rosemaling in the Valdres Style-Day 3

$30

with Kim Garrett

Calendar Feb 4, 2018 at 9 am

Rosemaling in the Valdres Style - Optional 3rd Day
Sunday, Feb. 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuition: $30

This class is open only to those students who are enrolled in Rosemaling in the Valdres Style on February 2nd and 3rd and wish to have more time to complete their projects.





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