Ukrainian Traditions: Art & Food!

Embrace the vibrant spirit of Ukraine

On the last day of the Echoes of Ages exhibition, and the second anniversary of the Russia/Ukraine conflict, join us at The Atkinson for a celebration of Ukrainian culture. In the evening, The Atkinson will light up yellow and blue to mark this anniversary, and the end of the exhibition.


Please note. All of the practical workshops are first come first served. You may be expected to wait until a space becomes available.

10:30am – 3:30pm
Petrykivka Painting: A Ukrainian Folk Art Workshop
📍Art Box
Learn the secrets of this intricate decorative style, characterized by swirling floral motifs and vibrant colours. Create your own stunning masterpiece to take home.

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Ukrainian Lunch
📍Theatre Bar
Sample a traditional Ukrainian luncheon with Valentina.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Ukrainian Namisto Beading Workshop
📍Museum Landing
No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and create! Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or simply curious about Ukrainian culture, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through a unique art form.

What is Petrykivka Painting?

Originating in the village of Petrykivka, Ukraine, this unique art form has captivated hearts for centuries. Its signature elements include:

  • Dazzling Colours: Dive into a palette of rich reds, sunny yellows, deep blues, and emerald greens, reflecting the beauty of the Ukrainian landscape.
  • Whimsical Flowers: From delicate blossoms to playful buds, let your brush dance across the canvas, breathing life into vibrant floral motifs.
  • Graceful Strokes: Master the art of the “petrykivka stroke,” a unique technique that creates mesmerizing swirls and delicate lines.
  • Natural Inspiration: Embrace the spirit of nature, incorporating birds, leaves, and other elements into your design, creating a harmonious composition.

All Events

Saturday 3 FebruaryUkrainian Day Celebrations
Saturday 10 FebruaryUkrainian Workshops Day
Saturday 17 FebruaryHeart & Hands: A Day of Ukrainian Arts & Crafts
Saturday 24 FebruaryPetrykivka Painting: A Ukrainian Folk Art Workshop

This event is part of the exhibition programme for:

Echoes of Ages: Ukraine’s Storied Past and Indomitable Spirit

3 – 24 February 2024
Mon-Sat. 10am-4pm. Free entry. (Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays)

«Слава Україні! Героям Слава!»

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