Matryoshka Painting Workshops - a fun way to learn about Russia through its favorite souvenirs!
Matryoshka painting workshop Toronto

MATRYOSHKA - famous wooden nesting doll

R ussian nesting doll (painted wooden dolls nestled into one another) is widely known outside Russia and has a history of more than a century long. During this relatively short time, it became a symbol of Russia and its folk art.
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Discover the Russian art of Matryoshka doll making during this 2-hour master class.

This unique illustrated and interactive workshop provides a wonderful opportunity for teens and adults to learn about the rich folk tradition of Russian Matryoshka making and to create a finished piece of authentic Russian folk art on wood. It is a great opportunity to learn about Russian crafts and culture. Participants will hear the story of the Matryoshka doll and will learn about her traditional Russian dress and costumes. Traditional Russian painting techniques will be introduced.

Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music. The slide-show presentation will include a quick visit to a doll-making factory in rural Russia to see the stages in the doll making process. Some beautiful examples of the finest Matryoshka artwork to stimulate creativity and imagination will be shown. 

After the storytelling presentation, there will be a “hands-on” component where the workshop participants can paint an authentic Russian wooden dolls to proudly take home after the workshop.

Choose a workshop that is most suitable for you! 

We offer Saturday workshops for adults and children. Can be a great afternoon activity for a couple, bunch of friends or family! 

Do you like going to such events solo? We guarantee you will enjoy your time at the workshop! Bigger half of our workshop participants come solo!  This Matryoshka making master class is fun for all!

Materials fee is included in the workshop's cost. This fee covers the cost of the wooden dolls, the use of paints for painting on wood and brushes. 

Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Pryaniki and Sushki (traditional Russian tea bread) are provided during the workshops. 

We also invite you to our famous 

 Art nights on Thursdays

Wine n' Cheese, socialize and laugh! Adult only (19+) event. 

Contact us if you have any questions regarding the workshops. REGISTER here.

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