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Sanibel Sea School to offer shell art series

By Staff | Mar 13, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Participants will make their own shell-inspired jewelry in one session.

Beginning March 24, the Sanibel Sea School will offer a new four-week season of After School Ocean Art focused on shell art for ages 6-13 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Educator Sam Nowinksi explained that participants will learn about how the Calusa used to make jewelry and ornaments from shells in one session. Several other North American tribes also made beads from clam shells, called wampum, and participants will make them out of quahog shells found on the beach. Other sessions will include projects involving mosaics, shell jewelry and shell shrines. The cost is $20 per session, with scholarships available. For more information or to register, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org/afterschool.