Starting each fall, the club conducts weekly workshops,  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. 

Workshop tables include:   Flower arrangement, Flowers,  Holiday, Jewelry, Minis, Mirrors Wreaths and Frames, Painting/Tagging, Shell Mosaics (Jackie L). New members should indicate their table preference, first and second choice, when filling out the application form. New Members, who have not previously been members of the Marco Island Shell Club, will start at the New Member Table and later move to one of the other tables.

The Club will do everything possible to accommodate everyone’s first choice but specific table assignments are not guaranteed. Tables will be filled on a first-come first-served basis as membership fees are paid.

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 which tools are required. 

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.

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Workshops for the  2021-2022 season will begin the week of November 1, 2021.  During November and December,  members who paid dues for the 2020-2021 season will meet with their individual table leaders at the Sea Shell Shed. 

Large group workshop meetings will resume on Fridays from 10:45 am to 1:15 pm starting on January 7, 2022 through March 4, 2022 in the Bald Eagle Room at Mackle Park. New members, and those whose membership has lapsed, are  welcome to join (or re-join) the club and attend those workshops.  Read the MEMBERSHIP section for specific information. Please bring the signed COVID WAIVER and Shell Club Workshop & Events Release Form with you. Wearing of masks is encouraged.

SPECIAL NOTE:  NO GUESTS OR VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED AT WORKSHOPS AT THE SEA SHELL SHED OR MACKLE PARK DURING THE 2021-2022 SEASON, TO ENSURE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND LIMITATIONS ON INDOOR ATTENDANCE.