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Russian nested doll painting fun for the whole family

presented by Marina Forbes
Saturday January 20th, from 1 to 4 pm

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 scheduled at Memorial Hall Library, on Saturday, January 20th from 1 to 4 pm and is open to adults and families with children 6 and up. It will be a great opportunity for families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture. Students 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 which will be sold at the workshop.

  • 1-piece pre-designed doll $10, $12 and $15
  • 3-piece pre-designed doll $16, $25 and $35
  • 5-piece pre-designed doll $45 and $55

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." For more information or to pre-register, contact

Norma Gammon
Community Service Coordinator
Memorial Hall Library
Elm Square
Andover, MA 01810
978-623-8401, ext, 49
fax: 978-623-8406

Last updated: October 01, 2012
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