Jan 1 2024 - Jan 1 2024

March 3 Ukrainian Eggs with Robin Bernstein

  • Jan 1 2024 - Jan 1 2024


Ukrainian Eggs with Robin Bernstein

Tuition: $120/Members $140/Non-Members
Class Dates: Sunday March 3, 2024
Times: 9:30 – 4:30pm
Place: Pacific Textile Arts classroom
Email: classes@pacifictextilearts.org
Number of Students: Minimum: 5   Max: 10
Materials fee: $10
List of items students need to bring: Students who have laying hens can bring some of their own eggs if they want to use them but not required.



Class Description:
Psanky, or Ukrainian ‘easter” eggs have been made since before the Christian era to help celebrate the first day of spring. This folk tradition involves decorating eggs using a wax resist technique. The word pysanka means “to write” as the designs are written using a special brass tool called a kistka. We will use these tools, beeswax, and vibrant dyes to create eggs inspired by traditional motifs as well as create our own original designs. Pysanky are typically made as gifts for family members and others. Each of the designs and colors are likely to have a symbolic meaning, and thought is given to making each gift unique to its recipient.

*Please note that each participant will be using an open candle flame in the creation of these eggs. Wear work clothes or an apron. If you have laying hens, feel free to bring your own eggs (white or light colors are best).


Trained as a painter, Robin L Bernstein has worked with string and wax as her primary medium for the past 15 years. Her work focuses on both historical and urgent contemporary content and is created by obsessively cutting tiny pieces of colored string and then pressing them into wax. Bernstein believes that art has the power to shift human behavior and therefore chooses subject matter, materials, and processes that support this idea.

Bernstein, born in St Louis.Mo received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and currently splits her time between a small town in the San Francisco Bay Area and an equally small town north of Fort Bragg, CA. She has been a teacher for over 30 years and incorporated yarn painting into her studio practice after preparing art students for a visit to Mexico. She has regularly exhibited her work and spoken about her current project, Beauty and Terror, an 18 piece series about the Holocaust. Bernstein’s subject matter combined with her artistic technique is her way of shouting from the rooftops that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.\

Website: http://www.robinlbernstein.com
Social Media: @robinlbernstein


Pay in full Now: $120/Members $140/Non-Members Full tuition includes $50 non-refundable deposit

If you have paid a $50 non-refundable deposit, your balance due amount will be: $70/members  $90/Non-Members
Balances are due 30 days before the first day of class

*In the event that Pacific Textile Arts needs to cancel the class, all deposits and payments will be refunded.

If you are not a member and would like to take this and future classes at the member price you can become a member for only $15/yr. Visit our website to join today: https://pacifictextilearts.org/members/

2 Videos of Robin teaching a small group at home. Gives a good overview of what we will do in the class

Tuesday 1-4pm
Wednesday 10:30am-noon
Thursday 1-4pm
Saturday: 11am-1pm
& by appointment

450 Alger St. Fort Bragg CA 95437 707-409-6811