Collage Paperweights with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

Fish Paperweight

Paperweights have been a standard on desks for ages. Not only are they useful but they add a bit of whimsy, capturing keepsakes and small treasures in a perfect package.  They make the perfect gift or memento to mark a special occasion or milestone.

Make a pair of paperweights using historic papers, photos, and memorabilia from the NHA archives.  Bring your own images and photos to make your truly unique.

Its  time to get out of the house and create together safely.  Class will be held in the Discovery Center at the Whaling Museum.  Wearing a mask and safely distanced we will be while we have a bit of joy at the same time.

Includes all materials.




Maximum class size: 8

Mary Emery Lacoursiere graduated from Pratt Institute with an M.F.A. in printmaking and painting. She had a studio in New York City for fifteen years, specializing in hand-painted sisal rugs, murals, and restoring historical painting. A member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration since 1978, Mary has been a contributing artist for Lifetime Television and Hearst Entertainment and currently owns and operates Emery Design here on Nantucket. She is also the director of Education at the Nantucket Historical Association.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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