Friends of Unity Wetlands will offer a pysanky workshop Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the FUW Education Center at 93 Main St.

A pysanky is a Ukrainian Easter egg traditionally made with the coming of spring.  The eggs are decorated using a wax resist method and are not painted on but rather “written” with beeswax. This art of decorating eggs, or the pysanka, dates back to ancient times.

Victoria Burwell will lead the workshop. She has years of experience creating beautiful pysanky eggs. All participants will be able to decorate their own eggs to take home.

The cost for materials is $5. The workshop is limited to 12 participants and preregistration is necessary by calling the FUW office at 948-3766. Friends of Unity Wetlands is a land trust whose mission is to protect and conserve the natural, cultural and economic values of the Unity Wetlands.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to