Easter Egg Decorating Workshop
Easter is the first spring holiday, celebrating Christ's resurrection and the rebirth of nature. The dyed egg is the primary symbol of Easter, signifying life, goodness and a bountiful harvest. Easter egg decorating is a family affair, done on the Saturday before Easter.
The Easter meal is begun with eggs. It is tradition to strike two eggs together: one person holds his egg while the other hits it with his own egg. The strongest egg is left uneaten.
Visiting with relatives and friends begins in the afternoon, when it is especially common for children to visit their godparents and neighbors, where they are given Easter eggs as gifts.
Learn the ancient art of decorating eggs using the etching technique.
Each spring the Balzekas Museum hosts an Easter egg making workshop.
Artist Donatas Astras
- Museum members $10/Non-members $15
- Children under 12 - $5
Included in the fee are an instruction sheet, pattern sheet, and etching knife as well as free admission to the Museum.
***Each participant is asked to bring 6 hard-boiled, dyed eggs to the workshop.***
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information and to register for this event by telephone, please call the Museum at 773.582.6500.
Yearound Easter Egg Exhibits at the Museum
Programs are made possible in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, City Arts from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the ECPC.
A Lithuanian Television program featuring artisans who make both etched and applied-wax-method Easter eggs in Lithuania. We hope to provide subtitles for this film in the future.
The Museum provides a variety of workshops in traditional Lithuanian folk arts. Workshops are but a part of the educational programs at the museum. More...