“Starlight” Sailors Valentines, with Suzanne Marie Dietsch
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 1800 House
Tuesday, June 17, to Thursday, June 19: 9 A.M.–1 P.M.
Member $800; Nonmember $850
Create a historic maritime seashell collage in a handmade cherry box
With respect to traditional techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create this specific eight-sided Sailors Valentines star pattern. You will be taught a new three-dimensional technique that will add interest to the traditional Sailors Valentines. The pattern leaves opportunity for individualized personalization. Participants will be provided with an 8” handcrafted, octagon-shaped cherry box, seashells, and the tools and instructions necessary to create this prized keepsake.
All materials provided. Maximum class size: 10
SUZANNE MARIE DIETSCH is a multi-time first place and best-in-show recipient in the most competitive shell competitions in the country: Philadelphia, Sarasota and Sanibel. She is known for her creative, three-dimensional approach to this craft. Her goal is to honor the nautical folk-art history of Sailors Valentines while creating a more personal, contemporary spin to this treasured 1800’s art form. Suzanne has a deep appreciation for nature’s artistry and enjoys the intricate, mosaic expressions that can be created with seashells. She is self taught and creates each design one tiny seashell at a time. www.seashellvalentines.com
Contact: 1800 House