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SOLD OUT – Pysanka Workshop (with Larysanky)

March 23, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Pysanka Workshop | Led by Laryssa Czebiniak of “Larysanky”

Laryssa was featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2023.

Transform a real egg into art!

– Traditional Ukrainian art form
– Creative solo or group activity
– Personal guide on hand
– Open to all levels (age 11+)

The event includes refreshments and all Ukrainian Easter egg supplies.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to settle in.

Tickets $25/person.

The event is SOLD OUT. Please email us at rsvp@ukrainianinstitute.org if you would like to be put on the waitlist.



About Laryssa Czebiniak

Laryssa Czebiniak of “Larysanky” creates Ukrainian Easter eggs – a pagan-turned-Christian artform called pysanky. 

One writes on the eggs with hot beeswax using a wax-resist batik method, creating beautiful designs full of meaning and with a power to protect. In the spring, Laryssa makes pysanky with designs that have been passed down for centuries. During the winter season, she offers non-traditional pysanky ornaments with strong Ukrainian motifs. She also creates etched eggs called travlenky. Each egg is hand-crafted and unique.

Being a part of the Ukrainian diaspora, Laryssa remembers making her very first pysanka at age 5. Year after year her family continued the tradition and, upon moving to New York City, she decided to organize pysanky gatherings for friends in her new home. In time, Laryssa began offering public workshops for adults and children, most often at the Ukrainian Institute of America. Her pysanka creation demonstrations have been featured at places like the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., 92Y StreetFest, Pelham Art Center, and even during a voter registration event on a Brighton Beach boardwalk. Laryssa enjoys sharing and teaching this ancient art to all who are curious. It’s a true folk art!

She calls her art and workshops “Larysanky,” a blending of her first name “Laryssa” and “pysanky.” She sells her pysanky at bazaars and on Etsy. 

More about Laryssa in Smithsonian Folklife Magazine  and The Ukrainian Weekly. 


SOLD OUT – Pysanka Workshop (with Larysanky)


March 23, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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