Thoughts from a highly domesticated creature in the outer boroughs
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Pysanky 2010: Kids at Ukrainian Museum
On Saturday afternoon, March 27, I taught a class at the Ukrainian Museum that introduced the art of pysanky to middleschoolers from Chinatown. These kids were from the honors class so they were serious and intelligent adolescents – only one of them set himself on fire, just a little bit. Here's a picture of one young gentleman melting the wax off his egg with great concentration. This is the best moment of the pysanky-creating process but also the riskiest. I do appreciate how he held his paper towel far away from the flame.
A small crowd gathered around this girl as she melted the wax off her pysanka:
And here are the finished eggs this group made. Very nice!