Introduction to Scrimshaw

Virginia Living Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Members: $25.00
  • Non Members/Guests: $40.00

In this workshop, learn about the history of scrimshaw: the art of carving on bone or ivory. This art form—popular during the golden age of whaling—was an easy and creative way for sailors to pass the time and make keepsakes for loved ones at home. Master engraver Lynn Zelesnikar will teach scrimshaw technique. Make your own scrimshawed piece to take home! (Recommended for ages 10+)