Holiday Scrimshaw Workshop

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • General Admission Ticket: $$40
  • Museum Member Ticket: $$25

Join the Mariners' Museum for their Holiday Workshop on the ivory-engraving art of Scrimshaw! Scrimshaw is one of the greatest American maritime art forms. After originally flourishing in the 19th century, it has since seen a renaissance in recent decades as collectors seek antique pieces and contemporary artists produce new works. In this workshop, featuring master engraver Lynn Zelesnikar, we will learn about the history of scrimshaw and try our hand at creating a scrimshawed holiday ornament.