Posted on May 4, 2015
Last December, I held a mandala-only workshop for the first time. These are the circular “gwiazdy” (star) style wycinanki, but I called it “mandala” because it seems to be a more familiar term. I learned that we needed about an hour more than I scheduled. I also learned that it is better to pick out your color combinations first to save time later. When I work on these myself, I rarely do it one sitting so this was a good learning experience for me.
Everyone worked on their background shapes and designs before cutting began, then I shared my technique for cutting, folding and working in layers. It just takes patience and practice. Then I shared my technique for adding colorful layered shapes in the right sizes.
The wonderful thing about this technique is no matter what your skill level, the final product always looks whole and complete and is a true reflection of the maker. Here are a few of the pieces completed in class. I look forward to doing this workshop again!
Posted on February 12, 2013
Tis the season!… “Pisanki” uses a very old decorating method where hot wax is drawn on an egg to create intricate patterns that is then dyed wonderfully vibrant colors. I am offering four workshops this year, including two on Saturday mornings due to popular request. Come learn this technique and take home some of your own beautiful Easter eggs!
All materials will be provided… Whole and hollow eggs, wax, candles, tools, dyes, etc. I will have a few kits for sale for around $12 each. Depending on how many layers you decide to create, you can expect to finish 2-4 eggs. Note: Because we use hot wax and candle flames, these workshops are targeted towards adults and teens.
This is a fun and popular class… Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
*Cancellation policy: Full refunds provided if 1 week’s notice or greater from class start date provided. 50% refund for less than 1 week’s notice from class start date. If class is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.