CC121 – SCRIMSHAW

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CC121 – SCRIMSHAW

from 40.00

This is a small beginners class limited to 6 students to ensure everyone receives individual attention. A short history of scrimshaw and whaling as well as current ivory laws will be discussed. A materials kit will be provided for a cost of $25. Including supplies to complete 2 projects. One project to be done outside of class.

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Instructor Bio

Nancy Lyon has been creating scrimshaw for over 30 years and has worked on a variety of surfaces such as antique whale's teeth, fossilized wooly mammoth tusk, ivory piano keys, and bone. With a BFA and a teaching degree Nancy has been holding scrimshaw classes to all ages for many years. She was featured in the 2016 Sail Boston Event as one of 5 chosen artists to demonstrate nautical crafts.  Scrimshaw is one of the only art forms indigenous to the United States and has been practiced by seafarers for the last four centuries. Scrimshaw has a particularly strong connection to New England, where Nantucket and New Bedford were once the whaling capitals of the world.

  • THIS IS A ONE-DAY, 2 ½ HOUR WORKSHOP

  • TWO SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE, each limited to 6 students

  • MORNING SESSION: Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

  • AFTERNOON SESSION: Saturday, February 16, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Please bring a small table lamp and any magnification implements you might think are necessary for yourself.