Our master-class is an amazing opportunity to train your artistic skills and paint a beautiful doll Matryoshka with your own unique design. It is a very creative, fun and relaxing experience, interesting for anyone – grownups and children. The hand-made Matryoshka will be a wonderful memento of your trip to St. Petersburg or an unusual present for people dear to you.
This master-class is private and may be held at convenient time for you any day of the week. You may include it in your excursion program to change your activity, relax and have some fun. The name "matryoshka" (матрёшка), literally "little matron", is a diminutive form of Russian female first name "Matryona" (Матрёна) or "Matriosha". It is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The first Russian nesting doll set was made more than a century ago.You may be sure that our qualified artists will heartily share their knowledge and help you to create the doll you imagine (you may bring a picture with the desired look as well). Simple or more complicated techniques will be used, depending on your painting skills. You will also learn about the history of the doll and traditions of its painting. Approximately in 1 hour you will paint one Matryoshka. Afterwards, while your doll is drying, enjoy a tea party with a tasty treat. Master-class takes place in "Izba" cafe, which interior is decorated with Russian national household items. If you need an English interpreter, please, choose the appropriate Option.