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Sailor Valentine

Tuesday, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
COST: $35 per class Fees
WHERE: Florida Maritime Museum
4415 - 119th St. W., Cortez, FL 34215
PHONE: 941-708-6120

The sailors’ valentine legend began in the 1800’s when a sailor decided to use his collection of seashells to create a mosaic. As the story goes, he found an eight sided compass case, and using dark and light shells wrote “To My Valentine.” When the sailor returned home from his voyage he presented his gift to his love. These romantic creations encompass the spirit of love and devotion for those we hold dear.


Students will learn the step-by-step process of creating a sailor’s valentine as well as a shell flower to incorporate into the design. This is a beginning shell mosaic class and is designed to give students a basic understanding of design, tools, and materials. Upon completion of this class the student will take home their own sailor’s valentine and be able to incorporate what they have learned to create more intricate mosaic designs on their own.

All supplies are included but if the student would like to bring a brooch or large shell as a centerpiece for their design they may.

Students must be 12 years of age or older.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

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