The Art of Writing Pysanky
Spiritual Path to Awakening

The Art of Writing Pysanky

Regular price $20.00 $0.00

This event took place in April 2022


Spiritual Path to Awakening welcomes you to The Art of Writing Pysanky, Ukrainian Egg Painting guided workshop, led by Penny Bartel. 

Attendees will learn the traditional method of creating a Pysanka, as well as learning the symbolism behind the traditional designs. Pysanky are raw eggs created with the wax-resist method. The designs are "written" in hot wax with a special stylus called a kistka (кістка) which has a small funnel attached to hold a small amount of liquid wax. The word that is used to describe the egg actually comes from the Ukrainian verb pysaty, which means "to write". This workshop is suitable for all ages 10+.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Downtown Abbotsford, Church Hall, Trinity Memorial United Church 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20.00 per ticket, all supplies/materials are provided.

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.

This event is open to all members of the community. Space is limited, please pre-register on our to reserve your spot. 

Upon registering, you will be prompted to download a digital document that contains all the event details. Please email if you have difficulty downloading the pdf.

*Effective April 8/22, the BC Government is removing vaccine passport requirements for organized events. Additional details can be found on the BC Government website: As this SPA Event takes place after April 8/22, proof of vaccine with a photo ID is no longer required to register/attend. Mask requirements at organized events have been removed as well, however, if attendees choose to wear a mask for increased comfort this is welcomed.

Trinity Memorial United Church is located at 33737 George Ferguson Way in downtown Abbotsford, BC. V2S 2M4. Free parking is available onsite (in the church parking lot) for event attendees. If you require accessible parking/entry, please contact the SPA Coordinator immediately following your registration at Pysanky: Art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs workshop will take place in the “Church Hall,” located on the lower level of the church.

By registering for this event, you consent to you and your party (if applicable) potentially having your photo taken. The photos may be shared on the website and/or social media accounts for Spiritual Path to Awakening and the event facilitator.

Optional Add-Ons:

*MUST be ordered by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19/22. To place your order, please email All add-ons are to be paid in exact cash on the event date.

  • "Take home" starter set of pysanky materials (includes 1 beeswax puck, 4 primary dyes, 1 medium kistka) $24 each 
  • Traditional Wood Kistkas (available in medium, fine, extra fine, and heavy) $8 each
  • Plastic Kistkas (available in medium, fine, and heavy) $15 each  
  • Egg stands in clear acrylic $2 each 

About the Event Facilitator:

Penny has been writing pysanky since the age of 10 and has broken many eggs in the process! She and her sister in a different Canadian city have been teaching pysanky (both in-person and virtually) for the past decade to groups of all ages and abilities, as a way to honour the legacy of the woman who taught them.

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