Paint a Pysanky Egg

Subject: Painting
Dates: 4 April 2020 - 4 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Hanna Ward
Full price
£ 50

Try your hand at this Easter tradition and make your own Pysanky egg.

Practiced in many Orthodox Eastern European communities, the eggs are given as a symbolic gift of new life.

Students will first be introduced to traditional motifs and patterns and the symbolism behind them. These patterns include geometric, and floral/vegetal forms.

During this workshop you will then learn to:

  • prepare the eggs for decoration

  • decorate the eggs with geometric patterns using a wax-resist method

  • colour the eggs with layers of dye

Who is this course for?

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided on this course.

Health & Safety

  • Please note that you will be using hot wax to decorate your eggs.

  • Follow instructions from your tutor precisely; never touch equipment or tools unless you are instructed to do so with the tutor

  • Wear any personal protective equipment supplied by your tutor

  • Keep your work area tidy and the floor areas clear

  • Students are absolutely not allowed in the studio before or after the course hours

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Avoid wearing: Baggy clothing (especially sleeves), loose jewelry; High heels or open-toed shoes.

What days do I attend?


Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions. You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course. This course requires a minimum number of enrolments to run.

Tutor biography

Hanna Ward

Hanna Ward is a diploma iconographer. She has an MA in Traditional Arts from the School and has completed a four year Diploma Icon and Wall Painting course with Aidan Hart. Hanna has also studied for many years with various masters from Russia, Greece, France, Romania, UK and Finland. Hanna regularly paints commission pieces for churches and private collectors. She also lectures and teaches in the UK and in Finland and is a visiting tutor at the Icon School of Bethlehem in Palestine.