• Pysanky: Eastern European Egg Decorating

Pysanky: Eastern European Egg Decorating

  • 01 Apr 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • GAI Ratskeller
Pysanky: Eastern European Egg Decorating

Saturday, April 1, 2-5pm
$20 GAI members, $25 non-members
Pre-registration required; Ages 14+


In time to display them in your prettiest Easter baskets—join us for this interactive workshop on the art of Pysanky. Learn about traditional motifs, coloring, and patterns, used for centuries throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Participants will learn how to apply wax using traditional tools, to dye eggs in a succession of colors to create multi-colored eggs, and how to remove wax to reveal the final colors. Join us for this exclusive workshop and learn how to create these spectacular traditional crafts!

Note: This class is for adults and teens ages 14 and older, please leave your little ones at home. Danke!


Register online or by calling the GAI office at 651-222-7027. Registration closes at noon on Friday, March 31.

Wagner is a cultural and literary historian focusing on 19th-/20th century Germany with a research emphasis on resistance literature. In addition to heading the German Program at the University of St. Thomas, she is also a member of the Executive Council of the American Council of Teachers of German (AATG).

 

History is full of assassinated leaders, but also full of near misses. Join us with Dr. Susanne Wagner, German Program Director at the University of St. Thomas, for a discussion focusing on the different types of Widerstand (resistance) and some of the more prominent resistance groups, such as the men involved in the July 20, 1944 failed attempt to assassinate Hitler, the Kreisauer Kreis (Kreisau Circle), the Rote Kapelle (the Red Orchestra), and the Weiße Rose (White Rose). What were the motivations of Widerstand fighters with Colonel Claus Graf von Stauffenberg, who planted the bomb that missed its mark? How do we evaluate Einsame Kämpfer (lonely fighters) such as Jägerstätter and George Elser, or the passive resistance of the members of the Weiße Rose and the Kreisauer Kreis?  Are the Swing Kids really Widerstand? The more extreme a regime, the more consequent the resistance against it! 

 

Wagner is a cultural and literary historian focusing on 19th-/20th century Germany with a research emphasis on resistance literature. In addition to heading the German Program at the University of St. Thomas, she is also a member of the Executive Council of the American Council of Teachers of German (AATG).

 

In time to hide them in your prettiest Easter baskets—join us for this interactive workshop on the art of Pysanky. Learn about traditional motifs, coloring, and patterns, used for centuries throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Participants will learn how to apply wax using traditional tools, to dye eggs in a succession of colors to create multi-colored eggs, and how to remove wax to reveal the final colors. Join us for this exclusive workshop and learn how to create these spectacular traditional crafts!

 

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