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.

Prospective members are welcome to visit a Tuesday morning workshop at 8:45 a.m. for an orientation session and to observe the workshop tables but should not expect to work on projects until the following week when they have joined the club.

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.

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.

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 2019-2020 season begin on October 29, 2019 and continue through March 10, 2020, except for December 24 and December 31, 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 34145

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