About Us

Art, music, and culture are universal languages and transcend all barriers whether ethnic, religious, or geographical. Therefore, if you are passionate about art and culture and interested in learning and connecting with different cultures around the globe then this great workshop is for you!

Matryoshka paining workshops are provided by Natalia who has a diploma in arts and studied Russian folk painting on wood in Russia. Natalia got a taste for teaching while working at The Kiddy House Of Music in Richmond Hill on a part time basis teaching visual arts to preschool. Natalia had also been teaching watercolor and wood painting classes to adults and children at the Antibes Community Center in North York. The matryoshka painting workshops were started in Toronto in 2011 as a hobby and within the next few years hundreds of torontonians participated in the wood painting events.

In 2013 Natalia moved to Grey Bruce county and started a new career which led to the postponing of the workshops for a number of years. Now, the unique workshops are coming back and will be offered in Owen Sound and Toronto!


This workshop is a great way to connect with a slice of Mother Russia.

This sophisticated and rich art form known as the Matryoshka, is as close as you can possibly get to Russian folk history. This workshop will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make the traditional Russian wooden dolls. In the making of these dolls, you will truly embrace the intricacy and diversity of crafts that Russia has to offer.

Throughout the workshop, you will listen to traditional Russian music. There is a slide-show presentation that will include a quick visit to a doll-making factory in rural Russia to see the stages in the doll making process. After the storytelling presentation, there will be a “hands-on” component where you can paint an authentic Russian wooden doll.

  •  All materials are included and provided.

  • Complimentary tea, coffee and sushki (a traditional Russian tea bread) are provided during the workshops

  • Educational, fun and inspiring activity

  • Good for all age groups

  • Makes a great gift!

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