They were known for being beautifully decorated panoramas with elaborate scenes of bunnies, miniature colored eggs, ducks and even tiny lambs.
Egg artist Carole Kjellsen revives this lost art at a Sugar Egg Workshop at the Harris Arts Center on Saturday, April 9 from 1 to 5 PM. In her class, students will learn how to create, decorate and complete a confection basket and will also work on a diorama sugar egg. The workshop is one in a series of family oriented classes sponsored by Shaw Industries.
Kjellsen will cover the techniques for making a sugar and egg white mixture to fill egg shaped molds. Attendees will learn to make flowers from prepared fondant and how to tint fondant with powdered colorants. Attaching the bouquets using Royal icing will also be demonstrated. After mastering these basic skills, students will be able to make many more examples at home and share their new found knowledge with friends. This fun workshop is open to adults and children aged 9 or older if accompanied by an adult.
Kjellsen, Founder and Past President of the Eggart Guild of Georgia, has exhibited her exquisite carved, Faberge -style real egg shell creations at two previous art shows at the Harris Arts Center. Chosen by the GA Egg Commission to create an egg for the White House in 1999, she specializes in mechanical designs, eggs within eggs and ostrich egg evening bags.
A retired Adult Nurse Practitioner, Carole once considered changing professions to start a catering business. She enrolled in gourmet cooking classes and Wilton cake decorating classes and was soon making wedding cakes and specialty birthday cakes for family and friends. The artist always enjoyed making dioramas and has been creating confection sugar eggs for the past 30 years. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and is nationally known for her outstanding contributions to and devotion for egg art.
The Sugar Egg Workshop costs $25 plus supplies and space is limited. A supply list will be furnished upon registration. To register, call the Harris Arts Center at 706 629-2599.