Pysanky workshop at the First Presbyterian Church (Titusville)

Type:

Still Image

Date:

1992

Item:

Photographic images

Folder:

28

Container:

11

Series:

S1644

General Note/Comment

  • Two color prints. A workshop held on Easter led by Kryway. Pysanky (East European egg decration)is created when patterns are drawn on eggs with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. For more images of Kryway, see S 1640, box 16, folder 2. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.

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