Annual Easter Egg Workshop –featuring eggs in the Museum’s collections–an exhibit and demonstration
This selection of Lithuanian Easter eggs from the Museum’s collections features eggs decorated using two traditional methods of Lithuanian egg decorating: the etched technique and applied beeswax method. These etched or engraved eggs are by folk artist Ursula Astras, who taught classes at the Museum for many years. The brown eggs are first boiled in onion skins to create a uniform, caramel color. The dyed surface is then etched or scratched to reveal the white shell color underneath. The beeswax method is similar to the batik method of dyeing fabric. Patterns are created by applying a design with hot beeswax then alternately immersing the egg in cold dye. Multi-colored designs usually begin with the lightest color and progress to the darkest one. A variety of beautiful Easter eggs and egg-decorating techniques will be showcased during our Easter Egg workshop, scheduled for April 3, 2021 at 1 pm.
Registration – $10 per Zoom household
Please register today. You will receive your Zoom link on the morning of April 3.
Please join us as we prepare for Easter with fresh, newly decorated margučiai or velykaičiai!