Draw and Decorate a Russian Doll in 2D with Anna (Online)

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Russian dolls have a rich and interesting history – with the first ever set created way back in 1890!

Come and discover the history of these interesting artefacts as Anna, a Russian born artist, talks you through their history, creation and evolution. 

During the class you will also be coached through the creation of your own 2D doll!

What will we cover?

– The history of the first Russian doll, how it came about and became famous all over the world
– Why no one calls it ‘Babushka’ in Russia
– The symbolism of the ‘nesting’ idea
– An exploration of Russian dolls in modern times. 
– Simple drawing techniques to help you decorate your own Russian doll in 2D 

    What will you need?

    • Paper
    • Any colour medium (water colour, gouache, pastels, coloured pencils, coloured makers or pens)
    • Lead pencil
    • Eraser
    • Sharpener
    • Ruler

    Who will be teaching?

    Anna Madyarova is a Russian-born artist and founder of eto YA* studio based in Melbourne. Anna’s art and teaching practice promotes the importance of being authentic, real and having meaningful conversations. Anna is an experienced educator and presenter who strives to connect with her students in a supportive and fun way. Her approach is that everyone is talented in their own way, and a good teacher can bring out amazing and unexpected in each student. You are welcome to check her website.

    Pic by Iza.

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    This class is delivered online via ZOOM:

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        join from a device with a camera and microphone.

      Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash.