Starting each fall, the club conducts weekly workshops on Tuesday mornings, during which members produce shell art and jewelry items, under the direction of table leaders. The projects completed at workshops become the property of the club and are sold to raise money for scholarships and grants.
The table leaders research and plan projects for the season, and order the supplies needed to complete them. All shells, craft and jewelry materials are furnished by the club, but members should bring their own glue guns (7/16” diameter glue sticks are provided). You may also need scissors, pliers, tweezers, wire cutters, scraping tools, Exacto knife, and assorted specialty tools depending on the table at which you are working. Your table leader will tell you know which tools are required.
TABLES: There is a table for New Members, as well as the following categories: Critters, Decorating, Holiday, Jewelry, Minis, Mirrors/Frames, Painting, Stemmed Flowers, and Table Flowers.
Prospective members are welcome to visit a Tuesday morning workshop to observe but should not expect to work on projects until they have joined the club.
Scientific consultation is provided to identify and categorize local shells. Books in artistic and scientific categories are available for loan to members. Tips will be shared on how to exhibit a project for both the artistic and scientific divisions in the March Shell Show.
Workshops for the 2018-2019 season begin on October 30, 2018 and continue through March 5, 2019, except for November 13 and December 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.
Workshops are held on Tuesday mornings from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at:
United Church of Marco
320 N. Barfield Dr.
Marco Island FL 34146
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