Scrimshaw Workshop with Mystic Seaport Museum

scrimshaw artFriday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
For grades 6-12
Registration required

Learn about the sailor’s art of scrimshaw in this hands-on program. Scrimshaw is an art form developed by 19th-century whalers as a pastime. These whalers would create decorative and elaborate carvings on materials they had readily available- whale bones and teeth.

A Mystic Seaport Museum educator will showcase examples of scrimshaw and then you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at creating scrimshaw art.