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Pysanka Downloads



Basic Booklet:  this is a simple booklet with a bit of background about pysanky, symbols, basic instructions and a few step-by-step designs. A children’s version with legends is available on the Children’s Downloads page.


        Basic Pysanka Booklet  

             Size:  27.3 MB

             PDF in a booklet format (3-26-18)



About Pysanky:  these are older handouts, all taken from an earlier pysankarstvo handout, and are in pdf format. They may be a bit outdated. I’ve posted the same content on the website, and have made some changes to text as I have lived and learned. 


        History and Legends  

             Size:  11 KB

             Ukrainian pysanka traditions and legends


        Symbolism and Motifs

             Size: 1.5 MB

             An in depth discussion, with illustrations, of the motifs used on pysanky and their meanings. 

             This was created in 2013 for an exhibition organized by the Ukrainian Museum and Archives

             of Detroit, and published in their magazine.


       Regional Pysanky

             Size: 10.3 MB

             An in depth discussion, with illustrations, of the regional variations in pysanky in various    

             ethnographic regions of Ukraine. This was created in 2017 for the Ukrainian Museum and

             Archives of Detroit’s spring newsletter.


       Booklet–Symbolism

             Size: 1.3 MB

             A single, foldable page that will provide a listing of basic symbols and their meanings.  Print this

             on both sides, and choose “flip on the short side”


        Pysanka Colors

             Size: 6 KB

             The symbolism of color use in the pysanka 



About Easter:


        Ukrainian Easter

             Size:  796 KB

             Everything you ever wanted to know about Ukrainian Easter traditions!



Presentations: Instructional powerpoint presentations which I have prepared for my own classes, and which you can download and use.


        How to Write Pysanky (Powerpoint)

           Size: 10.8 MB

            A step-by-step guide basic introductory guide to making pysanky, it includes sections

            on materials, how to hold a pysachok, and a step-by-step pysanka.  It is particularly

            useful for beginning students. The text is minimal, and mean to be a prompt to elicit more

            detailed explanation from the instructor. (2010)

       Symbolism and Motifs (Powerpoint)

           Size: 17.5 MB

            A simple slide show which covers most of the basic symbols, grouping them into symbol families,

            and gives examples of folk pysanky with those symbols. (2017)



Pysankarstvo:  these are pdf versions of pages from my website.  The text and photos have been formatted for easy printing.


      The Chemistry of Pysankarstvo

           Size: 260 KB

           How dyes work, and why vinegar is important (added 2-24-2007)


      Pysanka 9-1-1

           Size: 860 KB

           How to repair damaged pysanky (added 2-24-2007)

       



Instruction Sheets: these are pdf versions of my web pages.  The text and photos have been formatted to print out on standard paper.


        Basic Steps

            Size:  356 KB

             How to make pysanky, including tips and tricks from yours truly (updated 1-20-2008)


        How to Draw a Square Star

             Size:  1.1 MB

             Step-by-step instructions for writing a traditional “square” pysanka star motif (updated 12-30-2011)


        How to Draw a Circle Star

             Size:  2.2 MB

             Step-by-step instructions for writing a traditional “circle” pysanka star motif (updated 12-30-2011)





   Children




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