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november, 2015

8nov1:00 pm- 4:00 pmRussian Matryoshka Nested Doll Painting (Storytelling and Hands-on Workshop)Rochester, NH

Event Details

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 the New England Language Center Art Gallery in Rochester, NH on Sunday, November 8th from 1pm to 4pm 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.”

To pre-register or for more information please contact Marina Forbes by phone at (603) 332-2255, by e-mail at or please visit the website at


(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


New England Language Center Art Gallery

16 Hillside Drive, Rochester, NH


Marina Forbes

603 332 2255/