Advance registration required: $25 ($20 for Museum members) Includes materials fee.
Because of its unique geological characteristics, such as ease in carving and polishing as well as heat retention, soapstone is a mineral used by people throughout the world to produce many different items of utility and beauty. From ancient containers and artwork to modern-day sculptures and kitchen countertops, soapstone has been and remains a valuable raw resource. In this workshop, participants will discover the geology and striking versatility of this mineral, and see examples of ancient and modern soapstone implements and art objects. Then, using a tool kit they can keep, the participants will make a stone carving of their own design to take home. Ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
David C. Colberg
Public Information Coordinator
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
Connecticut Archaeology Center
University of Connecticut
2019 Hillside Road, Unit 1023
Storrs, CT 06269-1023
Phone: 860.486.5690 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhhome.html
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