Karen Irvine has been teaching Sailors Valentine classes in Boca Grande since 2010. Men and women have both enjoyed using their creative imagination to design a contemporary or traditional Sailors Valentine. No two are ever alike which makes each piece an original work of art. Everyone has an artistic flair within them, join the class and allow that inner talent to materialize.
A Sailors Valentine is an octagonal shadow box containing a temple with a kaleidoscope design in it. The design calls for a variety of colorful, small shells, twigs, sand, chips of shells and other materials found on the beaches. In the center is usually a large flower (made of shells), a drawing, broach or large shell.
This year I have purchased new Sailors Valentine boxes which are included in a kit. Also included are shells, glue and everything else needed for the class. I will also have other unique shells to purchase. Of course bring small shells you have collected along with a center piece. Let me emphasize once again you might have a hidden talent in art that can be brought out.
Material fee $189
Optional shells and shadow boxes will be available for purchase. Experience Level: All Levels
Boca Grande Art Center
236 Banyan St.
Boca Grande, FL 33921
- Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:30am - 3:30pm
- Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Registration is closed.