Petrykivka – workshop with Lolita Igorivna-Wrzeczynska

Petrykivka – workshop with Lolita Igorivna-Wrzeczynska

Petrykivka – workshop with Lolita Igorivna-Wrzeczynska

Saturday, 14.05.2022:
• Group 1: 11.00-14.00
• Group 2: 15.00-18.00

Sunday, 15.05.2022:
• Group 3: 11.00-14.00

Petrykivka is an art technique, the name of which comes from a small Ukrainian town that was created in the 18th century and is famous for its ornamented houses and walls. It’s a style which depicts lots of colorful flowers, fruit, and birds. A traditional ornamental technique, it has been considered an intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine since the decision by the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture in 2012 to designate it as such. In 2013 this type of ornament was also awarded the status of intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Drawings made in this technique can be found on many everyday objects: both historical and contemporary, especially those which come from the area of Petrykivka in the Dnipro region of Ukraine.

Lolita Igorivna-Wrzeszczynska is a folk artist from Kyiv. She is an expert in traditional techniques of drawing: the Ukrainian petrykivka and the Eastern mezen. She learned these techniques in an art school in Kyiv back in the times of the USSR. She taught painting in a school in an ecological settlement “Dolina Dzherel” in the village of Motyzhin. This is where she was planning to stay and survive the Russian aggression on Ukraine. When this turned out to be impossible, she escaped to Poland. About her escape to Silesia, Lolita says: “Thanks to the care, kindness, and huge support of all Poles whom we have met in this difficult time, we are alive and we have a roof over our heads. I am very happy that there is a growing interest in Ukrainian art and I am hoping that this meeting will bring you all joy and satisfaction from your creative work.”

For more information on the artist, visit:

We will work on paper and cardboard. If you want to decorate a wooden utility item that has a smooth, unpainted surface (a cutting board, a spoon, etc.), please bring it with you.
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 100 zł

In Ukrainian with translation to Polish.

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