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Faberge Eggs: From Fine Art to Fine Craft — Workshop at Darien Library
Wednesday,Apr, 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to render a variety of beautiful images on wooden eggs from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 5.
To register for this program, please call 203-669-5236 or you can register online here.
This unique program combines a beautifully illustrated presentation on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweled egg artist, Peter Carl Faberge with a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to render a variety of delightful images on wooden eggs.
Inspired by a spectacular photo-tour of the Faberge collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow and other world famous museums and private collectors around the world, program participants will have a unique opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to produce their own authentic pieces of collectible folk art on wood. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are introduced. Throughout the workshop portion of the program, participants will be listening to traditional Russian music.
About the Presenter
Marina Forbes is a lecturer, historian, and award-winning artist who has written extensively on Russian traditional arts, history and the rich tapestry of Russian culture. She is licensed with the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
Each year, Marina leads cultural tours to Russia where she regularly updates her scholarship, gathering photos and documents, visiting craft factories, GULAG sites and monasteries, and interviewing journalists, political figures and scholars on the current state of affairs in Russia. Marina’s talks are sometimes a little bit funny, sometimes a little bit sad — but always unmistakably Russian.