Because of its unique geological characteristics such as heat retention and ease in carving and polishing, soapstone has been used by people throughout the world to produce many different items of utility and beauty. Learn more about the geology and striking versatility of this mineral and see examples of ancient and modern soapstone implements and art objects. Then, using both traditional and modern tools, participants will make a carving of their own design to take home.
Two sessions: 10 am to 12 noon or 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Advance registration required: $25 ($20 for Museum members) Includes materials fee. Adults and children ages 10 and above; children must be accompanied by an adult.
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