The PYSANKY USA-Annual Retreat promotes egg artistry, raising the quality of this artform to the highest level. Whether you are struggling with a creative block or don’t know where to begin, this retreat will work for you. Classes are designed to exercise, stimulate and expand your expression, especially for the 'beginner'. You will meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people, in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment in working with natural eggs, as an art or folk art medium.
The Pysanky USA Retreat is and has always been a private retreat. After all student reservations are made, it is closed to the general public. No visitors or walk throughs are admitted. We are glad to have you, whether you are a 'beginner' or not ! This immersion and instruction opportunity can't be found anywhere else. It is the largest and longest running Pysanky Retreat in the United States.
JULY 8-14, 2018
Cost: $200 covers you for the whole of the retreat that includes lunch and dinner.
$100 covers you 'ONLY' for part 1 Tuesday/Wednesday, or part 2 Friday/Saturday, that includes lunch and dinner.
Thursday is an open day with no classes scheduled. On Thursday,you may wish to eat lunch from the kitchen coolers. We also encourage you to explore one of our excellent restaurants for your dinner, as we do not furnish dinner on Thursday.
If you select the retreat option of Wednesday/Friday that falls under the whole retreat, which is $200.
Arrival: Folks arriving for the beginning of the retreat, may set up in the play area on Monday, only after a group of helpers have set up the tables.
Folks attending the Friday/Saturday classes may set up early Thursday.
Registering on Arrival: Please be reminded that Jeanne will be out of the building by 2:00 p.m., for Jim's personnel meeting. If you are checking in when Jeanne is not at her station, please leave your name and contact info at her station. Jeanne will check you in, as soon as she becomes available.
Classes: Each class that you sign up for will have a $20 fee.
Some classes may have a Part A & B, therefore it is a fee of $40. No Class will exceed this fee. Please notice that some classes will have a supply and material fee.
Retreat 2018 Will Open for Registration in January 2018.
There is an attendance limit of 100. The registration closes on June 10th, 2018. All payments must be paid in full by this date, and you will receive an email notification of your registration being complete.
Vending: Please notice that without direct permission from Jim, vending of finished pysanky, related finished items, blank eggs, shells, or other pysanky products, new or used, is forbidden. Thank you.