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Canoe Museum March Break 2014

Workshops and Programs

March Break 2014: Build Carve Play
Tuesday, March 11
9:30-12:00 Arctic Adventures, ages 6-12
This workshop is full! Check out our other workshops below.
Back by popular demand, our Arctic Adventures program offers the unique experience of hands-on soapstone carving in the Inuit tradition in the context of our Arctic Galleries at the Museum. All ages carve together, but don’t worry, siblings, you get your own experiences too: 8-12 year-olds try some fun, active traditional Inuit games while the youngest (6-8) participants enjoy music and storytelling in the Wigwam.  $15/participant

1:00-4:00 Paddle-Carving, ages 9-12
Carve a 24” paddle out of poplar! Starting from a pre-shaped blank, kids will carve and shape their paddle using the traditional spoke shave tool and sandpaper. Not only will participants come home with a unique, silky smooth finished paddle that they have created with their own hands, they will have learned all the fundamental skills to carve a full-size paddle in the future! $20/participant

Wednesday, March 12
9:30-12:00 Wanigan-Building, ages 7-12
Try your hand at wood-working to create a 12”x8”x8” wanigan. Our morning starts with a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum to find the necessary pieces to build a wanigan. On their scavenger hunt the kids encounter many styles of wanigan – aka a traditional canoe-tripping equipment box. No previous wood-working experience required; our experienced and patient staff teach each step. Participants come away with hands-on building experience (hammers, screwdrivers, sanding) AND a box to keep any kind of treasure in! $15/participant

1:00-4:00 Paddle-Carving, ages 9-12
Carve a 24” paddle out of poplar! Starting from a pre-shaped blank, kids will carve and shape their paddle using the traditional spoke shave tool and sandpaper. Not only will participants come home with a unique, silky smooth finished paddle that they have created with their own hands, they will have learned all the fundamental skills to carve a full-size paddle in the future! $20/participant

Thursday, March 13
9:30-5:30 Full-Size Paddle-Carving, ages 14-18
First time offered to the public: one-day, full-size paddle-carving for youth aged 14-18. Adult family members of a youth participant may also register!
Carve a full-size basswood paddle to your height specifications to use and treasure forever. Starting from a prepped blank, participants will learn and execute the necessary measurements and woodworking steps to complete a paddle up to the final sanding/varnish stage. Maximum 10 participants.
$78/participant (includes instruction, paddle, all carving materials and all taxes)

Registration and information online or by contacting Karen Taylor, Education Coordinator

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