Ship in a Bottle

Date(s) - Sat, Jun 18, 2022
10:00 am-4:00 pm

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Hudson River Maritime Museum


Saturday, June 18, 2022
Build a classic ship in a bottle! This class offers an introduction to carving and painting miniatures. We will look at the history of ships in bottles as a nautical art, and then each carve, paint, and assemble a 1 or 2 mast sailboat. We will reveal the secret of HOW the boat gets in the bottle as we break down this complex art into manageable steps that orient students to hand carving and miniature assembly. Bring an image of your favorite vessel, or use what we provide – there is room for imagination in the final result, and everyone will take home a beautiful and unique ship in a bottle!
Skills demonstrated will include basics of carving balsa wood: mapping your 3d image on a block, and working with hand saws, files, and sandpaper; painting miniatures; and assembling hinged masts and sails with scissors and glue.

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