River Arts District Asheville Workshops

Artist Andrea Kulish, whose art studio is located in the River Arts District Asheville has announced her Spring workshop schedule.  Nestled a few minutes away from downtown Asheville art galleries, the River Arts District Asheville, RADA contains hundreds of art studios manned by working artists whose specialize in ceramics, paintings, sculpture, photography, and more.  A great artistic getaway and one of North Carolina's top art destinations. 

Pysanky Workshop Schedule Announced

Pysanky are a lot like Asheville- unique, fun and colorful!

In this workshop we will be making beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs – pysanky. You will learn the method of batik – also called wax-resist – dying. You will also be familiarized with the wide range of Ukrainian folk art traditional patterns, designs and symbols and their history. The designs are made with beeswax which is melted in the flame of a candle and applied to the egg using a tool called a kistka. The eggs are dipped into successively darker dyes. At the end of the process the beeswax is melted off to reveal the beautiful and colorful design. You may use the traditional patterns, or also freestyle and make up your own design.

About the Teacher:

Andrea Kulish, a first-generation Ukrainian-American, learned the intricate art of pysanky eggs as a young girl sitting in on her mother’s weekly classes. Now Andrea not only creates these beautiful objects with unique folk-inspired designs, but she also teaches classes in the art herself.

Andrea may be found working in her Studio A in the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina, in a creative space also featuring handmade lamps and paper, woodblock and silkscreen designs, jewelry, art cards and mixed media works. Live demonstrations and workshops are also frequent, fun and fabulous.

Spring 2017 Workshop dates:

BEGINNERS- Learn the basics of making pysanky. Classes are open to all beginners. Please refer to the website for a list of dates.

Classes located at Studio A at Pink Dog Creative, 344 Depot Street in the River Arts District, Asheville, NC.

Or contact Andrea to schedule your own afternoon or evening date for you and your friends. Lessons available at her River Arts District studio or your location for one to nine people- many weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons work well.

Andrea Kulish/Studio A