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Private Class to Create a Painted Matryoshka Doll

by ULKO Tours Duration 3h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $100
Pricing based on group of 5 travelers

Create a masterpiece to cherish forever during an art course that teaches you how to paint a traditional matryoshka doll. Channel your inner artist and learn about the lineage of Russian folk art during this unforgettable hands-on experience in the heart of St. Petersburg's administrative district.

Following convenient hotel pickup, venture to an art-boutique in the bustling Vasilyevsky Island region of St. Petersburg. Inside the well-lit workshop, meet your instructor—an artist who possesses a wealth of knowledge about the production of traditional matryoshka nesting dolls.

A demonstration teaches you how the art of matryoshka, which means “little maiden,” came about during a folk-art movement of the late 19th century. See countless examples of matryoshkas fashioned to resemble fairy-tale characters. Then, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work, using acrylic paints and an assortment of decorations to bring your vision to fruition.

Throughout the art class, a private guide provides translation so that you can benefit from the expertise of your artist-instructor. Let your creative juices flow, and then stand back to admire your efforts. Once your dolls are complete, allow them to dry before nesting them inside of each other to transport them back to your hotel.

Create a masterpiece to cherish forever during an art course that teaches you how to paint a traditional matryoshka doll. Channel your inner artist and learn about the lineage of Russian folk art during this unforgettable hands-on experience in the heart of St. Petersburg's administrative district.

Following convenient hotel pickup, venture to an art-boutique in the bustling Vasilyevsky Island region of St. Petersburg. Inside the well-lit workshop, meet your instructor—an artist who possesses a wealth of knowledge about the production of traditional matryoshka nesting dolls.

A demonstration teaches you how the art of matryoshka, which means “little maiden,” came about during a folk-art movement of the late 19th century. See countless examples of matryoshkas fashioned to resemble fairy-tale characters. Then, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work, using acrylic paints and an assortment of decorations to bring your vision to fruition.

Throughout the art class, a private guide provides translation so that you can benefit from the expertise of your artist-instructor. Let your creative juices flow, and then stand back to admire your efforts. Once your dolls are complete, allow them to dry before nesting them inside of each other to transport them back to your hotel.

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3-Hour Class in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.

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$240

Total price is $240, taxes included

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Private Class to Create a Painted Matryoshka Doll

Activity Location

Coffee and Waffles

St. Petersburg 199178

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    St. Petersburg


Highlights

  • Class with instruction for painting your own matryoshka doll

  • Friendly local artist who provides all necessary materials

  • Chance to unlock the fabled history of Russian folk art

  • Ideal activity for aspiring artists of all ages & abilities

  • English-speaking guide to translate the class


Inclusions

  • Private class to paint a matryoshka doll

  • 1 blank matryoshka doll

  • Apron, acrylic paint, brushes, and decorations

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most centrally located St. Petersburg hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Snacks and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • The class is led by an artist who speaks limited English. However, your private guide will be present throughout the class to provide translation.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located St. Petersburg hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • This activity operates between 9 AM and 5 PM. You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.


Private Class to Create a Painted Matryoshka Doll ratings based on 1 Verified Review

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Jun 3, 2018

Too be honest there was nothing not to like abour this excursion. Kate, artist was very organized, helpful, gave tips, very patient, and was very very good at showing how to draw the outline. I would recommend her and if i were ro take this class again when i come to Russia, i would book this exact excursion. Even after the class was done, Kate showed us some of her work and it's incredible.