Skrobanki: Traditional Polish Egg-scratching

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Get in touch with your Polish heritage or learn more about this interesting Polish tradition of Egg-scratching!

Skrobanki is a traditional Polish technique for scratching designs into eggs which have been dyed with onion skins.

In this class, we will walk through the entire process, from dyeing the eggs, to decorating them with unique designs, using the scratching technique to decorate the eggs with an exacto knife.

Each participant will have the chance to create two of their own Easter eggs! No previous art experience required.

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This class will be taught by Waxwing artist, Kasia Drake-Hames. Kasia Drake-Hames has been teaching art classes to diverse groups of adults and youth in a variety of community-based settings for over 8 years. Kasia specializes in teaching fiber art techniques and paper crafts, particularly traditional Polish paper crafts, which she learned early in life from her grandmother, folk artist Ryszarda Klim. She holds a BFA degree in Fiber and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UW-Milwaukee, and is an alumnus of the Public Allies program. Kasia exhibits her work regionally and has created two commissioned temporary public art installations for IN:SITE Milwaukee. She blogs about her studio and teaching practice at http://kdhartstudio.blogspot.com.