State Hermitage Museum
The online course is a virtual workshop on creating original dolls. In 20 lessons, the participant will learn all the steps of the process: from the technical drawing of the doll to the sewing of the costume.Since 2015, the School Centre of the State Hermitage Museum has been running a studio for creating original dolls in historical costumes. The studio’s curriculum is closely tied to the museum’s collection: for three years in a row, students have been inspired by the Renaissance when choosing characters. Beyond technical work, creation of such dolls required deep immersion in the era, studying the history and art of the Renaissance and biographies of particular historical figures. The studio already has dolls in the image of Dante Alighieri and Lucrezia Borgia, Girolamo Savonarola and Raphael Santi and many other characters.