Giving Tuesday 2023
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, this year falls on November 28th. We are asking you to continue providing much needed support for Ukraine. Even after nearly two years...
Join us for a Christmas Tree Ornaments Decorating Master Class with Ukrainian Petrykivka artist Svitlana Ivasyuk, and experience a Ukrainian artistic tradition that is listed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage. In just three hours, you can handcraft up to 6 unique Christmas tree ornaments, perfect for adding beauty to your home or gifting to friends.
Svitlana Ivasyuk is American artist of Ukrainian origin who creates amazing artworks in different styles like traditional Ukrainian art of Petrykivka, watercolor, neuro-art, and beadwork. Her artworks are shown in private galleries, museums and private collections all over the US. Recently her watercolor paintings were juried into the show at San Diego Watercolor Society, and one of them earned an Honorable Mention Award. Svitlana enjoys teaching others the magic of art, and has had a numerous workshops and private classes on different styles of painting.
Art of Petrykivka dates back to the 19th century when this painting was widely used in the decorations of the interiors in Petrykivka village, Dnipro region. The distinctive characteristic of Petrykivka is a prevalence of floral patterns, like leaves, flowers, viburnum berries, grapes, blossoms and sunflowers. The most popular colors are red, yellow, green and blue.
During the master class you will learn how to make and will get practical instructions of painting Christmas tree ornaments from an expert artist. You will get 6 pieces of blank Christmas tree ornaments to use during the master class.
This master class doesn’t require any special artistic skills – everyone can participate, with or without experience in painting. However, completed introductory level would be very helpful.
The artist will give you step-by-step instructions and tips and you will practice your brushstroke before painting. Also, you will be working with a unique cat brush that is a handmade brush exclusively used for Petrykivka style. Besides, you will see some beautiful Petrykivka Christmas tree ornaments that you may use as an inspiration for your work.
All materials will be provided as well as some refreshments during this master class.
Price is $75 for 3-hour master class per person (cash, check or online payment) and includes all supplies. Light refreshments will be served.
You may purchase some of the original paintings in Petrykivka style after the workshop.
There are only 15 spots available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Save your spot – pay online today.
All proceeds will go to humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Please come in advance to save your spot if not paid online.
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