Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop Planned

PISCATAWAY – Learn about Pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian egg-decorating art, from Master Artist Olga Kobryn on Saturday, April 9, at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway.

Kobryn has been practicing pysanky since she was ten years old. The art form was passed down through her family, and she shares her knowledge by teaching the craft to her son and then next generation of family and friends. Kobryn regularly participates in ethnic festivals and holds instructional workshops. In true Ukrainian fashion, she gives her expertly decorated eggs to friends and loved ones every Easter.


Two sessions of the workshop are available: 10 a.m. – noon and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. In each workshop session, participants will learn how to design and create their own traditional Ukrainian Easter egg with an egg decorating stylus, beeswax, dyes and patterns, which they may take home. This workshop is suitable for persons aged 13 and up.

Pre-registration is required and involves two steps (1) a phone call to the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and (2) a payment of a $15 fee for materials, which must be received prior to the program in order to reserve a space. There are a limited number of spaces available. The materials fee is payable by check or money order only, and is not refundable. Checks should be made out to: County of Middlesex/Cultural & Heritage. It may be hand-delivered or sent via mail to the Commission’s office, 703 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

For more information, call 1-732-745-4489.

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