Sea School Offering New After School Class Focused on Shell Art

provided to Santiva Chronicle

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

Beginning March 24th, Sanibel Sea School will offer a new, four-week season of After School Ocean Art focused on shell art. Participants ages 6-13 will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 PM to create a shell-inspired art project each week.

“In one session, we’re going to learn about how the Calusa used to make jewelry and ornaments from shells,” said educator Sam Nowinksi. “Several other North American tribes also made beads from clam shells, called wampum, and we’re going to make these out of quahog shells we find on the beach.”

Other sessions will include shell art projects involving mosaics, shell jewelry, and shell shrines. Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, March 24, 31, as well as April 7 and 14 and are $20 per session (scholarships available). Learn more and register online at

Part of the SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) Family, Sanibel Sea School’s mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time.

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