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Town of Acton Recreation Department
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Russian Nested Dolls
This unique illustrated and interactive presentation/workshop provides a wonderful opportunity for families with children (age 6 and up), teens and adults to learn about the rich folk tradition of Russian Matryoshka (wooden nesting doll) making and to create a finished piece of authentic Russian folk art on wood. It is a great opportunity for children 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. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music, and there will be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian "matryoshka dance." The slide-show presentation will include a quick visit to a doll-making factory in rural Russia to see the stages in the doll making process, and some beautiful examples of the finest Matryoshka artwork available in Russia to stimulate creativity and imagination. After the storytelling presentation, there will be an optional "hands-on" component where anyone who chooses to participate can paint an authentic Russian wooden doll.
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Sunday, Nov. 17
6 - 99
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acton Recreation Center - Multi-purpose Room 2
$65.00 Res, $65.00 Non-Res
Optional: You have the opportunity to purchase additional peices not included with materials fee.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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