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Saturday, March 01, 2014

 

Nested Doll Painting Workshop on March 29th


participants painting nested dolls
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 will be held on Saturday, March 29th from 10am to 1pm at the Litchfield Middle School and 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.

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."


Acrylic paints and brushes will be provided for this 3-hour workshop. 7-piece, 5-piece, 3-piece and one-piece pre-designed Matryoshka sets will be available for purchase. These options are available: 1-piece pre-designed doll ($10, $12, $15, $17, $20 and $25); 2-piece pre-designed doll ($30); 3-piece pre-designed doll ($35 and $40); 4-piece pre-designed doll ($50); and 5-piece pre-designed doll ($55).

This event is free, except for the cost of the unfinished dolls. Registration required. Litchfield residents will be registered before out-of-town guests.

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