Pisanki – Polish Batik Eggs

  • March 17, 2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“With these pieces, I have given voice to history, to culture, to tradition, to my soul.”

The ancient art form of Pisanki – writing a design on an egg, transforming the elements of the earth, water, air
and fire into something precious and wondrous.

Batik Pisanki Egg Decorating

Pisanki are inspired by nature and steeped in tradition. You will learn the old world method: a wooden handled metal funnel filled with beeswax is melted under a candle flame. The melted beeswax is your pencil and the egg is the canvas.

The instructor will also talk about the traditions and customs around the egg, and surrounding Easter, in Poland.

Registration Includes

The instructor  will provide the designs, instruction, writing tool, eggs, candles, beeswax and dyes. You will leave with an incredible sense of ‘….ahhhh, I did that!’ You will leave with a knowledge, understanding and technical skills of the amazing folk art of Polish Pisanki.

Skill Level

This class is appropriate for any skill level

Best for Ages…

13 and up

You should bring…

Maybe a snack/drink and a sweater. Otherwise, just bring yourself!



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Our main campus is:

Duluth Folk School 1917 W. Superior St. Duluth, MN  55806 Duluth Folk School


  1. Hi. I think I registered and paid through pay pal. If I’m not registered, please let me know

  2. hello,
    someone just gave me the name of john rajtar re: teaching batik egg decoration. i raise geese locally and have many blown out goose egg shells for sale if you are interested. i ask btwn $2.50 and $3.50 depending on size. email me at downhomecreator@gmail.com or call me at 218-729-0818 if you are interested.

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