Sea Shell Flowers with Sandi Blanda

flowers and bees made from shells

Seashell Flowers, and their construction is the foundation to sailors’ valentines and shell projects. This is a great opportunity to improve your shell-art skills. Learn how to build flowers and new decorative combinations to use as an arrangement in all your projects. Sandi will have new flowers that will added texture and interest to your work. Materials will include new shells, glue, and shadowbox. Open studio will be available until 4pm each day. Bring your lunch.

Maximum class size: 10

Sandi Blanda felt an immediate connection when she saw her first sailors valentines in 1983.  She is inspired by antique pieces but focuses on creating original one-of-a-kind designs.  In addition she shares her love of the art through teaching and speaking engagements.  Sandi’s valentines are part of permanent collections in the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit, MA and the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum in Sanibel, FL.  Her work is featured in Sailors Valentines Their Journey Through Time (2006), Women and the Sea (2009), and Under Glass A Victorian Obsession (2013).  Sandi is listed in Who’s Who in America.

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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