Introduction to Petrykivka ( Петриківський розпис) with Vita Mahlovana

Join Vita for an introduction to the art of Petrykivka painting.

Vita is self-taught in this traditional Ukrainian art form and will guide you into the basic techniques and the history behind this beautiful art style.
Petrykivka painting (or simply “Petrykivka”; Ukrainian: Петриківський розпис ) is a traditional Ukrainian decorative painting style, originating from the village of Petrykivka in Dnipropetrovsk oblast of Ukraine, where it was traditionally used to decorate house walls and everyday household items. The earliest known examples of this style date from the 18th century, but it continues to thrive and develop as a modern art form.

The distinctive features of this folk art style are its flower patterns, distinctive brush techniques, and its traditionally white background (contemporary painters, however, often work on black, green, red or blue backgrounds).

In 2012, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine recognized Petrykivka painting as a part of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine, and it was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. Petrykivka painting has become a “brand” in Ukrainian popular culture, and a “Petrykivka” trademark belonging to the artisans of Petrykivka village has been created.

Event Information:

£12 (pre booking essential)

Materials and refreshments included

Due to the nature of this event, please contact to alert us if you have any accessibility issues ahead of the session.

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