Instructor: Elizabeth Eero Irving

Date of the class: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time of the class: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 - Back Room

Letterboxing is a world-wide treasure hunt for craft-loving people of all ages.

Participants seek out hidden books and hand-carved stamps cleverly hidden in waterproof containers by following clues. Clues are shared on websites, newsletters and by word of mouth. Started by a group of friends in a park in England in 1850, Letterboxing now spans the entire globe–every continent, country, state and city. But–it’s still a secret! Letterboxing is crafty, adventurous, and very sneaky!

In this workshop, you’ll learn all about Letterboxing; how it’s done, where to find information, how to make a letterbox of your own, and how to share clues.

Once you become a Letterboxer, you can join in this fun, artistic, adventurous treasure hunt wherever you travel.

Letterboxing is fun for all ages. We’ll be using sharp linoleum carving tools, so ages 9 and up is best for this class. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Students will be required to bring some supplies to class:

  • Small linoleum block carving tool with V tip
  • Small book or notebook no larger than 3″ x 4″
  • Pen
  • Ink stamp pad–darker colors are best
  • 2 quart size ziplock bags
  • waterproof container that book, ziplocks and 2″ x 3″ stamp will fit in (class will provide rubber carving material)

Maximum number of students: 15

Minimum number of students: 6

Age range: 12 to adult (ages 9 – 11 welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult co-learner also registered in the class)

Prerequisites:  none

Cost: $33 (members); $50 (non-members)
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Materials fee: $10 (students will also be required to bring some materials to class – see above)

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Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 2 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.




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