Make your own Matryoshka!

This 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. The hand-made Matryoshka will be a wonderful memento of your trip to Russia or an unusual present for people dear to you.


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.

Matryoshka is a symbol of feminine beauty and motherhood, a procreation and complete family symbol. During the master class, you will learn about the features of the traditional types of painting of a nesting doll in Russia, about the meaning of its name, its deep roots, and will paint your own Russian matryoshka. Guests can also paint a Russian bogatyr – a brave and courageous soldier. For painting you can choose a flat wooden panel or a plaster piece.

You may be sure that you will create the doll you imagine. You will also learn about the history of the doll and traditions of its painting. Approximately in 1 hour you will paint one Matryoshka.


Join us and free your inner artist!