Gravestone Rubbing Workshop (Oct 22)

A workshop that introduces the quiet, lovely art of gravestone rubbing

  • 4 hours 20 minutes
  • 12 US dollars
  • Missouri Boulevard

Service Description

Headstone, tombstone or gravestone rubbings are a great way to preserve a bit of history. If you're interested in genealogy or even just the art in your local cemetery, you're sure to enjoy this easy workshop! It's amazing to see the details the wax rubbings can reveal that seem lost to the naked eye on the weathered stones! This group will meet on Friday, October 22 at the Woodland Old City Cemetery between 2pm until approximately 6:20pm (sunset). Just drop in between those times and the instructor will help you create your very own keepsakes! You are invited to look for family members buried at this location, or simply walk amongst the stones and appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship that went into these old monuments. Finished pieces will have an opportunity for display at the Halloween Celebration at Capital Arts on October 23. It is recommended that the highest quality aqaba paper is used which ensures longevity to the rubbings. We order from a small business based out of the Northeast and that has been a leader in the gravestone rubbing industry since 1997. Each participant will receive 2 sheets of 27 inch by 37 inch aqaba paper. Wax rubbing discs in various colors, soft brushes and proper tape will be available for everyone to use. Cost for this experience is $12 per person. Additional paper ($3.00 each) and wax discs ($7.00 each) will be available for purchase if needed. We can't wait to see you there!

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 1203 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO, USA

    + (573) 635-8355

    artsadmin@capitalarts.org