Puzzle Blocks in a Clamshell Box with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

Make 4 block puzzle set using alphabet letters, historic maps, and photographs all from the NHA collection or bring your own photos and memorabilia. Each block, measuring 2″, is made of hardwood and assembled with 4 blocks gives a generous area for letters or images.  Blocks will be sealed with a protective finish to make them suitable for playtime at any age.

You will also construct and cover a clamshell box, using traditional box making methods,   to store your blocks.  Personalize your box with a name, monogram, or location, using a hot foil stamping machine.  This will make your box set unique. A perfect duo!

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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