Ukrainian Cultural Society teaches Easter egg art

Nothing says Easter like a finely decorated egg.

The fine art of painting Easter eggs

The fine art of painting Easter eggs

Nothing says Easter like a finely decorated egg.

That’s why the Fraser Valley Ukrainian Cultural Society (FVUCS) is hosting its annual pysanky workshop.

Pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian method of painting an egg, will be taught by artist and FVUCS member Jean Jury. There will be three seminars leading up to Easter.

According to Gord Yakimow, past president of the FVUCS, the art form has been in practise for thousands of years.

It is believed to have special powers, such as averting evil and bringing a successful harvest.

The classes take place on Friday, March 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Trinity Memorial United Church on George Ferguson Way.

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children aged seven to 14.

All supplies are included.

For more information and to register call 604-853-9568.