The Abbe Museum will host a birch bark etching workshop for children ages 6 through 12 on April 9, free at our downtown Bar Harbor location. The first session, from 10:30-12:00 is full, but the Museum is accepting reservations for the second session, which will take place from 1:00-2:30.
David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy, is a renowned birch bark artist and educator. David specializes in birch bark baskets and canoes, and etches the bark with beautiful double curve motifs, traditional to the Passamaquoddy, or with his own designs. Children will make a medallion to take home, etched using David’s stencils, or with designs from their own creative minds. David will also teach participants about the Passamaquoddy people and language through stories and legends.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Abbe Museum at 288-3519.