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Register today for Madison CountyHistorical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series: Ukrainian Pysanka Egg Decoration on Sunday, March 18 from 1 pm- 5 pm. Artist, Educator, Linda Evans will lead participants through the steps and techniques in creating a traditional Ukrainian Pysanka Egg. All materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and children aged 13 years and up.
Linda Evans graduated with aBS degree from SUNY Oswego in elementary education and K–12 art education. Evans taught first gradeat Verona, N.Y. for more than five years before taking a leave to raise her two children. Evans returned to teaching art for the OneidaCity School District in 1989. Since retiring in 2005, she is activein many clubs and civic organizations. She has been a workshop instructor for Ukrainian egg decorating for more than eighteen years, and her personal collection includesmore than 150 Pysanka eggs. Evansis a member of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society and has had her artwork in several local exhibits, both group and solo.
The workshop will be held at the First United Methodist Church located on 116 WestGrove Street in Oneida across thestreet from the Madison County Historical Society on Sunday, March 18 from 1 pm- 5 pm. The cost for the workshop is $25. Space is limited to 20 participants, so registersoon. For more information pleasecontact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.
Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series is programming designed to engage andinvolve Madison County residents in Fine Arts and Craft activities common in the 19th century, with afocus on making cultural connections to creative pastimes which arestill relevant today. There are a series of four workshops offered: Pysanka Egg Decoration (March 18); Leisure Art Festival for Youth (April 26) 9 am-12 pm, free to allstudents; The Art of Theorem Panting (May 5) 9 am- 12 pm, $30 registration fee; and Botanical Watercolors (June 9) 9 am- 12 pm, $30 registration fee. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support ofGovernor Andrew Cuomo and the NewYork State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.