March 21 - Butterfly Pysanky Workshop

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SKU: 2022AE03.21BPW

Imagine if the fate of the world depended on annual rituals of creating decorated eggs to thwart evil spirits, welcome spring and the return of the sun, and offer prayers for wealth and good harvest. Such are the origins of Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian art of decorating eggs. Dating to prehistoric times, pysanky (meaning ‘to write’) are stunning, colorful eggs “written” by applying beeswax to the surface of an egg in carefully choreographed successive layers. Thousands of traditional designs, some simple and some incredibly complex, can be created based on floral, geometric, and animal patterns. As part of our own local tradition celebrating Butterflies in the Garden, you can learn some of the techniques for producing butterfly pysanky. Learn basic techniques for this wonderful hobby just in time for Easter.

Monday, March 21 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Registration Deadline: March 17
$65 /Non-Member or $60 /Member (Members – log in at the top right of the screen to receive your benefits.)
If you do not know your member login information, please call our Membership office at 817-332-7518 for assistance.
Location: BRIT Building*
Materials: Provided



Bob Byers learned to love gardening and plants working beside his parents in family gardens as a child. After college, he worked professionally as a landscape architect in Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, and Arkansas before a 21-year career as the Director of Operations and Associate Executive Director for Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Bob served as the Director of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for over 5 years and now serves as Executive Vice President of the newly merged non-profit Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas. He discovered the art of pysanky while planning educational events in Hot Springs and has now been writing eggs for 15 years. He also enjoys growing vegetables and flowers in his home garden in Willow Park and learning the large and varied flora of Texas on long walks with his dogs.


3/21 Butterfly Pysanky Workshop

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