What you'll do
We will be based in our really colorful and shiny garden, in total relax. It is easy to empty a chicken eggshell with two holes, did you ever to it only with one? I wil teach how to do it on your own, providing all the tools. I will show how to map the eggshell, with a pantograph conceived expressly for eggart. We are now ready to start! We can choose what to paint, in free hand or with geometrical patterns. We can paint directly with gouaches colour or paint, with hot beeswax, with Pisanky colours (pigments added with hot water and vinegar), an Eastern Europe folk tradition of painting eggs. We will immerse your egg in different shades of colours and then remove the wax, the process is similar to batik painting techniques. We can also engrave the eggshell with other special drills. We will fix a pedestal and you will have your own eggart made in Italy to take back home.
Andrea E Orsola
I'm a craftwoman very passionated of eggart. I have been painting and decorating ostrich and other kind of eggshells since years, exibiting the so called "Tiny Round Worlds" -here what they are and who am I: http://www.tinyroundworlds.com . I was awarded in some Italian competition and exhibited at EXPO Milan. My company is a didactic farm, proposing workshops for painting eggshells with several techniques in schools and public events. Now I offer private experience of Eggart to whoever is willing to paint his own ones, in a relaxing and charming private house and garden here facing Lake Maggiore, in Oggebbio.
Refreshment: we will have a coffee-pause pure Italian style, water, coffee made with moka and some tipical pastries to taste
All eggart tools will be provided and a wide range of emptied eggshells will be on show, available to see.
Where you'll be
We will experience eggart in our private garden, the garden of an old private villa, Villa Anelli, renowned for its camellia collection and awarded as "Garden of Excellence" by International Camellia Society since years. We will paint under the shade of an old pendulous beech, where I normally create crafts, with a view on the lake and surrounded by camellias. We will have our relaxing time drinking a coffee made with moka, pure Italian style.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
My proposal is to take some time for you, guest, to enjoy painting eggshell as you probably used to do when you were a child, adding new techinques and laughing!
Crafts of Eggart in lake Maggiore
$57 / personNew experience
$57 / person