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Russian Nested Doll Painting

May 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm8:00 pm

Tufts University Art Gallery 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155 United States
$25 - $50

Traditional Russian artist and lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer a unique workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting. The workshop is open to adults, teens and families with children 6 and up. It is a great opportunity for adults and families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture hands-on. Participants will hear the story of the Matryoshka doll and will learn about her traditional Russian dress and customs. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are also introduced. The goal is to produce a finished piece of Russian folk art on wood. Students can work on 7-piece, 5-piece, 3-piece or 1-piece matryoshka sets. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music, and, during a brief break from the painting, there will be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian “matryoshka dance.” All skill levels!

For more information or pre-register please contact Marina Forbes at (603) 332-2255, marina@anylanguage.org or please visit MarinaForbes.com
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