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Introduction to Scrimshaw Workshop

December 15 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Presented by Mark Arduini, Manager of Public Programs at the Museum

$25 for Members; $40 for guests

Learn about the history of scrimshaw, the art of carving on bone or ivory. This art form – popular during the golden age of whaling – was an easy and creative way for sailors to pass the time and make keepsakes for loved ones at home. Master engraver Lynn Zelesnikar will teach scrimshaw technique, and you’ll make your own scrimshawed piece to take home.

This workshop is recommended for those age 10 and older.

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December 15
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222