KONTAKTE
Tourismus-Informationszentrum
Alytus

S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno g. 1,
LT-62137, ALYTUS
Tel.: +370 315 52010
Fax +370 315 51982
info@alytus-tourism.lt
Unternehmenscode 149994436

Geöffnet:
in der Saison Juni- August
I - V 9.00 - 18.00
VI 9.00 - 15.00
VII 10.00 - 15.00
In der Nach- und Vorsaison September-Mai
I-IV 8.00 - 17.00
V 8.00 - 16.00
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Pivašiūnai Crafts Center

PIVAŠIŪNAI CRAFTS CENTER

 

Educational programs offer the guests an opportunity to learn about Dainava crafts, try them and gain new experience, see unique works of Alytus District folk artists, craftsmen as well as try culinary heritage.
Assisted by specialists during sessions, the participants of the program will be able to craft objects from wood, ceramics, wicker articles and take them home as objects crafted by themselves or as a souvenir.
In Pivašiūnai Crafts Center shop you will be able to purchase traditional dishes, works from ceramics, textile, wood, other articles crafted by artists and folk artists.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

 

CULINARY HERITAGE

Educational program – Baking of rye bread. Learn about the path of the symbol of the ethnic Dainava culture – bread – from rye to a slice of bread. The hostess will meet everyone like a relative and invite to sit at the table and tell about sowing, thrashing, grinding of rye, fermentation and preparation of bread. Learn about ancient bread baking customs, family traditions. Everybody will be granted an opportunity to form and bake his own loaf of bread in a furnace.
Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 1,50 €, adults 3,00 €
Duration of session 1–2 hours
Educational program – culinary heritage – baking and tasting of buckwheat cakes, cakes, pastries, Christmas treats, Dainava potato rolls. It is also an excellent opportunity to make butter using a traditional instrument of Dainava and taste it.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 1,50 €, adults 3,00 €
Duration of session 1–1.5 hours

 
CRAFTS

Carving. The main objective is to spread and popularize folk art, develop cultural education. The program introduces carving techniques, examples of wooden sculptures by Algirdas Judickas, various themes, symbols and methods of carving, as well as phases of creating sculptures, tools, materials, types of wood. During the practical session the participants will create wooden sculptures independently.    
Wood graphics. During practical sessions you will be taught to carve on a wooden board, while the advanced participants will be able to press one or two unique graphic works.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 1,50 €, adults 2,50 €
Duration of session 45–60 minutes

 

Ceramic articles. The program introduces one of the oldest crafts – pottery. You will hear a story about the origin of clay, a short review of the history of ceramics, its types; you will be shown a demonstration of moulding, throwing, decoration processes. In the ceramics workshop you will learn to form clay: rolling, cutting, joining individual parts, formation of figures, decoration, methods of annealing clay. Everyone will be able to make his own creation.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 1,50 €, adults 2,50 €
Duration of session 1.5–2 hours

 

Weaving. You will learn about the specifics of growing canes, technique of preparation of materials and weaving. You will be able to prepare the materials, cut the canes and weave.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 1,50 €, adults 2,50 €
Duration of session 1.5–2 hours

Felting. It is a very interesting occupation for both children and adults. The visitors will learn about wool, why and how to felt wool, methods of felting. You will be able to see and learn how to felt wool.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 1,50 €, adults 2,50 €
Duration of session 1.5–2 hours

 

Weaving of baskets. The process of weaving a basket: from the decision which willow to cut and when to cut it, how to start bending it, weave, without the use of wire.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €
Duration of session 45–60 minutes

The art of floristry. Those partial to the beauty of flowers and wishing to know more about the colourful world of flowers are invited to educational classes in floristry. You will learn about the art of floristry, the main tools of florists, we will show you how to make flower arrangements.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €
Duration of session 45–60 minutes

 

Making of candles. During the educational session you will learn about the history of candles, traditions related to candles, technologies and methods of making candles. You will try the oldest method of making candles and will be able to take the made candles home as the result of your work.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 1,50 €, adults 2,50 €
Duration of session 1.5–2 hours

 

 

 

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL TRAINING (DEMONSTRATION) PROGRAMS
Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons): children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €

Sewing with a sewing machine
Knitting of socks and gloves with needles
Cross-stitching
Knitting of wrist warmers
Knitting with needles
Crocheting
During these sessions you will see and learn how to knit or crotchet clothes, interior decorations, napkins, tablecloths.

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR HOLIDAYS

Here comes Santa
These sessions will take place before Christmas. You will see the revival of holiday customs, learn how Christmas Eve and Christmas were celebrated by our ancestors, about the traditions of Alytus region, you will see how holiday meals are cooked, remember fortune telling, songs, you will bake and eat Christmas treats, make Christmas decorations, toys, presents, candles. The main objective of the program is to introduce the old Christmas Eve and Christmas traditions and customs.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €
Duration of session 45–60 minutes
 
Yew as a symbol of spring
The program includes the history of yews, traditional patterns of yews and the peculiarities of yew making of different regions of Lithuania. Visitors will make own yews.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €
Duration of session 45–60 minutes
 
Easter egg patters
The program will teach you about the customs of Easter. You will learn about Lent, revival of nature, yews and Palm Sunday, Holy week. You will learn about the colours of Easter eggs, making natural dye, Easter egg dyeing technologies and decoration, its symbolism. Learn why you need to give and break Easter eggs. You will try carving techniques, use hot wax for decorating eggs. If the weather is good, Easter eggs will be rolled and games will take place outside. At the end of the program you will be offered to taste rural dishes.

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €
Duration of session 45–60 minutes

Shrove Tuesday masks
Before Shrove Tuesday we invite all big and small to get ready for driving away the cold winter and meeting a long awaited spring together: we will remind you the traditions and customs of this pagan festival, you will hear about various superstitions and magic and one of the main symbols of the festival – masks and masqueraders. You will not only learn about the last day of winter before fasting, but also to make a unique mask, which will help to drive away winter and call for spring.
Visiting of exhibitions

Price per 1 person (in a group of at least 10 persons):
children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €
Duration of session 45–60 minutes

 

Expositions and exhibitions attendance

Price per 1 person: children 0,60 €, adults 1,20 €

In a group of at least 10 children – 5 €, in a group of at least 10 adults – 10 €

Lease of furnace
15,00 € for 24 hours (additional charge for electricity according to the meter)

 

Working hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 9.00–18.00,

Friday, Saturday 9.00–15.00

 

For education reservations, please arrange in advance:

Tel.: +370 315 90 009, +370 699 94 982

 

Adresse: Trakų g. 33, Pivašiūnų k., Pivašiūnų sen., Alytaus r.
Telefon +370 315 90 009, +370 699 94 982
E-mail pivasiunuamatucentras@gmail.com