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Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Workshops 2013

Our 4th Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Workshops took place on March 16, 2013 at St. Mary Ukrainian Hall at 116 Ella St. in McKees Rocks and (as our Spring program) on April 13, 2013 at the Mt. Lebanon Panera Bread 1500 Washington Road (Galleria Mall). Svitlana Tomson helped with organizing both events and step by step instructions were provided by Dr. Hanna Dziamko.

Summer Program 2012 - Ukrainian Art of Cursive Writing

Due to popular demand, a Ukrainian Art of Cursive Writing program was offered at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ukrainian Food and Fun Festival  in McKees Rocks from July 25-28, 2012.

Summer Program 2012 - Ukrainian Art of Cursive Writing

Due to popular demand, The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania offered its Ukrainian Art of Cursive Writing program at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ukrainian Food and Fun Festival in McKees Rocks from July 25 through July 28, 2012. Everyone who stopped by UCOWPA table had an opportunity to learn how their names look in Ukrainian.  

Spring Program 2012 - 3rd Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop

On March 17, 2012 The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania held its 3rd Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop which allowed for artistic expression as well as an enjoyable process for all participants. Step by step instructions were provided by Dr. Hanna Dziamko of Mt. Lebanon.

The Ukrainian folk art of egg decorating is called “Pysanka” and is over 6000 years old. The name comes from the word “pysaty” - to write. The most popular method of decorating pysanka is the use of the wax resists method.

Winter Program 2012 - Celebration of Family

The 4th Annual Ukrainian Dinner Dance "Celebration of Family" was held on February 18, 2012 at the Best Western Parkway Center Inn on Greentree Road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The program started with a welcome from the President of the Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania, Svitlana Tomson. She expressed her appreciation to UCOWPA members and volunteers for their hard work and contributions to the Ukrainian Community of Western PA. She also stressed the importance of family values that are so sacred in Ukrainian families.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

 

Have Your Name Written in Ukrainian 2011

UCOWPA at the Pittsburgh International Folk Festival, May 13-15, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Program 2010 - Ukrainian Folk Art of Potato Stamping

Folk Arts are traditional art forms handed down from generation to generation. The rich culture and traditions of Ukraine is manifested in the wide variety of Ukrainian arts and crafts. Among these is the Folk Art of Potato Stamping

Summer Program 2010 - Ukrainian Art of Cursive Writing

Calligraphy (or cursive writing) often called the art of fancy lettering, and is a method of letter-shaped graphic emotional self-expression of an artist. Did you ever wonder how your name would look in a different language?

Pittsburgh Ukrainian Pysanka 2010

“Thank you for this opportunity. I really enjoyed it!!” (Judy G.)

“My whole family had a great time!” (Val I.)

“Great Class! Thank you!” (Michelle P.)

“Loved this workshop” (Kathleen S.)

“Thanks for offering such a great class at a reasonable price!” (Val M.)

“You could charge more for the workshop. It was worth every penny. I loved it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.” (Johnette E.)
  

Additional Events

On September 10-11, 2011, the Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania presented the Dziamko Sisters Duet “SVITANok” and the Ukrainian Amateur Group “Chervona Kalyna” at Baltimore’s 35th Anniversary Ukrainian Festival.

Have Your Name Written in Ukrainian 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 UCOWPA

at the Pittsburgh International

Fall Program 2009

The story of “Chervona Kalyna” (Red Viburnum)

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