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MARTIN COUNTY -
The House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar will host a model shipbuilding workshop on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The fee for the workshop is admission to the House of Refuge $6 per person.
Model shipbuilding has been a pastime and an art form for more than 1,000 years, ranging from crude vessels carved out of ivory and wood to modern masterpieces fashioned from many materials by superb contemporary craftsmen.
This workshop will cover the basics of model building, whether fashioning from hand or a basic, pre-made kit. While the workshop focuses on model shipbuilding, all model making, from plastic planes and tanks, radio controlled models speed boats, airplanes and cars will be discussed.
The workshop is presented by Hobe Sound resident Carl Heineck. An avid model-building enthusiast, Mr. Heineck spent most of his career in graphic design for the pharmaceutical industry before running his own creative firm, Heineck & Rosen.
Previous to that, he spent four years in the U.S. Air Force as an airborne communications/
"The number of people constructing models from hand is dwindling with pre-constructed models taking over the model industry, from ships to airplanes, and trains. A few of us, though, still delight in the challenge, craftsmanship and pure enjoyment of working with our hands, tools and minds, creating objects of historical interest, nautical lore and take much pride in the do-it-yourself attitude," said Mr. Heineck.
Advance registration is encouraged. House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert's Bar 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart. For more information, call (772) 225-1875.