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Tinkering School: Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop

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Date(s) - Friday, Mar 17th

Ottawa Tool Library


Bring your child and learn how to make beautiful pysanky: Easter eggs in the traditional Ukrainian style.

Learn about this ancient and beautiful way of ushering in spring and the techniques necessary to transform a plain egg into an intricate colourful object of hope.

This adult and child (9years+) workshop will introduce you to the symbols, cultural context, and lore behind this ancient craft, while also gaining the practical skills of applying wax with a stylus, dyeing, and revealing their egg design.

Pysanka kits and individuals tools will also be available for purchase

This is a collaboration with Bozena Hrycyna, director of Folk Camp, an organization connecting people with the folk arts, crafts, music, and land based traditions of Eastern Europe in the Canadian context.

All proceeds of this workshop will be donated to the Canada Ukraine Foundation. You can also make a donation when buying a ticket for this workshop which we will include in our final donation at the end of this workshop series held at OTL.


All course participants need to be fully vaccinated and show proof at the beginning of workshop.We operate with health and safety guidelines in place: mask wearing is mandatory as well as sanitizing tools before and after each use. Sanitizer bottles are provided.

Workshops are transferable to another person, but non-refundable. Please make sure this date works with your schedule.