Faberge Eggs: From Fine Art to Fine Craft
Storytelling and Workshop
This unique program combines a beautifully illustrated presentation on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweled egg artist, Peter Carl Faberge, with a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to render a variety of delightful images on wooden eggs. Inspired by a spectacular photo-tour of the Faberge collection at the Constantine Palace in St. Petersburg, program participants will have a unique opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to produce their own authentic pieces of collectible folk art on wood. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are introduced. Throughout the workshop portion of the program, participants will be listening to traditional Russian music, and there will be a brief demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian dance. (There is a materials fee for anyone participating in the hands-on component of the program. This fee covers the cost of the wooden egg and stand as well as the use of paints for painting on wood and brushes for the workshop.)
"What a joy taking your class!!!!!!!! You are a wonderful artist and teacher.
My egg will be in center of table at Easter dinner.Thank you. HAPPY EASTER! (Tom O'Donnell, March 2010)