This year’s pysanky workshop for the St. Tikhon's Women’s Group was conducted by Nancy Dudchik on March 14, 2015. Nancy is an accomplished artist from Connecticut who has years of experience in the art of pysanky, and has even had her beautiful works of art displayed at the White House. Those in attendance learned the ancient art of making pysanky eggs which are traditionally made during Lent. Pysanky is an egg which has been decorated or “written” on with layers of beeswax and is often dyed multiple colors. Once the wax is heated and removed, a beautiful design is revealed. Attendees were provided an in- depth demonstration and education regarding the significance of the colors and the symbols that have been historical used to create pysanky eggs. Ms. Dudchik also brought with her pysanky eggs that she herself created which provided a great source of artistic inspiration for those present who made their own colorful creations.
The St. Tikhon’s Women’s Group would like to extend its thanks to Ms. Dudchik for giving of her time, talent, and knowledge which is very much appreciated.