Skrobanki at the Duluth Folk School
January 27, 2019

Pisanki – Polish Batik Eggs

  •  April 13, 2019
     9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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“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.

Pisanki at the Duluth Folk School

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…

Just bring yourself!

Feedback about the instructor from previous classes…

“John Rajtar is talented, interesting, funny, and he really created a great atmosphere for learning.”

“He was so cool! Brought examples of his work, so knowledgeable, and also prepared a ‘lecture’ on polish culture. I’d love to take another class from him!”


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


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

Main Floor Space


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1917 W Superior St
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