Falls Church Arts

Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating

Instructor: Iryna Smitchkova

Sunday | March 26, 2023 | 10:30 am-noon | all levels | $25 (includes supplies) | art masking fluid and food coloring | Falls Church Art Gallery

Easter is approaching! We invite everyone to take part in a master class on creating a tribute to Easter – pysankaPysanka is an elaborately painted Easter egg in a traditional Ukrainian style. The production of Easter eggs is associated with the pre-Christian folk custom to celebrate spring, with the awakening of the earth, the beginning of agricultural work, and later with Easter. You will come into contact with the ancient traditions of painting eggs, learn the meanings of patterns, and create your own small, unique work of art or maybe even an amulet, because, as you know, an egg is a symbol of life, and the applied patterns complement and fill it with goodness, love, and light.

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Iryna Smitchkova

Iryna Smitchkova is a professional artist, instructor, and book illustrator. She holds an Academic Art diploma with a major in watercolor. Today she works in different fields and techniques such as oil, acrylic, ink, pencil, sanguine and more. What inspires her? She tries to answer this question with certainty. Sometimes it is people, sometimes nature, smells, sensations, feelings, or experiences.
Having completed a classical art education, she continues to study and discovers something new every day. Iryna has participated in many international symposia as well as solo and group exhibitions in different parts of the world. Her works are shown in private collections all over Europe, Africa, and America.

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