Few know that it was on the Tula land that the oldest folk art craft in Russia was born. In a couple of hours you will hear legends about the Filimonov toy, learn to “read” its bright pattern and learn about the peculiarities of blue blue clay. And then, with your own hands, create a colorful craft and decorate it with traditional painting. Individual excursion for 1–5 people Duration 1.5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 by 7 reviews RUB 4000 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Secrets of Filimonov toys In a cozy workshop, you will immerse yourself in the history of folk art, which dates back to the 16th century. I will tell you about grandfather Filimon, according to legend, who blinded a goat and a rooster from a blue-haired bird for his grandchildren, a kind of blue-blue clay that is not suitable for sculpting dishes. You will learn about the traditions of the Filimonov toy, the process of painting it and the special pattern - what it means and how it is read, we will certainly figure it out at the master class
A small miracle with your own hands Under the guidance of the master, each participant will create a designer toy in the best traditions of the Filimonov craft. You will find that working with the clay is akin to real therapy, as long as your fingers shape the material. Then you will practice painting and cover the toy with the classic Filimonov pattern.
Who is the master class for
Anyone who loves to get acquainted with the culture of the region through folk crafts. The master class is suitable for both adult travelers and families with children.
- The master class and excursion are held indoors. All necessary materials are provided on site and are included in the price.
- The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team
The excursion starts near the Museum of Weapons. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.