Intro to Petrykivka Painting

SJAC welcomes artist Kateryna Kryvolap to the community and as a new instructor! This introductory painting course will be of interest to beginners and professionals alike as you are guided through the wonderful Ukrainian decorative art known as Petrykivka.  Beginning with simple painting exercises, you will progress to more advanced techniques as you learn about the symbolism behind this ancient form of decorative art.  You will work on paper and canvas, and will complete a painting by the end of the course.

Supplies: Workshop materials and supplies will be purchased from the instructor for $65 on the day of the class.  This includes everything you will need for the workshop:

  • Paints
  • 2 types of brushes
  • Paper
  • Canvas

COVID-19 POLICY NOTE: As a public building, SJAC must follow the Government of New Brunswick’s Public Health guidelines on the coronavirus. In the unfortunate event that the local Saint John Zone must ‘move back’ to stricter social distancing policies and workshops must be cancelled, participants will be refunded for cancelled classes.

Please note that community face masks are required in class.

Wednesdays, 7-9pm • April 21- May 26, 2021 (6 weeks) • Cost: $85 (pay instructor an additional $65 for all required supplies on the first week of the workshop)

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About the Instructor

Kateryna is an artist originally from Ukraine who now makes her home in Canada. She creates fine art in various styles, and her inspiration most commonly comes from Petrykivka, the ancient Ukrainian decorative folk art which is included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Kateryna’s paintings are composed of numerous elements that reflect the spirit of the Ulrainian soul in the symbolic forms of birds, animals, and floral motifs.