Scrimshaw with Lee Ann Papale

Explore one of Nantucket’s most familiar and recognized folk arts. Design a traditional scrimshaw pendant with monogram and imagery while learning the “blackwork” method used aboard whaling ships.

Using authentic materials, participants will create a disc that will be a beautiful necklace for you or someone special! You will have a choice of images designed by Lee Papale. Discs will be ready to use as a pendant.

If you would like it as an ornament, keychain, or Valentine center, please specify before the workshop.

Maximum class size: 10

Lee Ann Papale, a Nantucket native scrimshaw artist, comes from a family of master artisans that includes Nancy A. Chase, Phyllis Chase Burchell, and Susan Chase Ottison. She is best known for her colorful island scenes, most notably the Nantucket silhouette in wildflowers. Lee maintains a studio year-round.

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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