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Matryoshka Nesting Doll Workshops
Workshop fee: $18 for Museum members; $22 for non-members. Advance registration is recommended at (978) 598-5000.
In celebration of the special exhibition from The Museum of Russian Art, Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll, traditional Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer a unique three-hour workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of nested doll painting. The workshop is open to adults and families with children 6 and up. This class is a great opportunity for adults and children 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. 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.”
Participants must purchase a pre-designed wooden doll set directly from the instructor (cash or check only); prices range from $10 - $55 and family groups may collaborate on one set. Registration is non-refundable.
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
First Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Docent tours are available.
NOTE: The Museum will close early, at 3 p.m., on Saturday, December 3.
Adults $10, Seniors (59 and over) $7
Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $5
Children under 3 FREE
Group Rates: CLICK HERE
The Museum is ADA accessible.
203 Union Street
Clinton, Massachusetts 01510
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