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The Art of Marquetry

Crafting pictures and designs in wood.

Tuition: $850

Materials: $63

Marquetry wood work

Marquetry is a process of creating pictures in wood using thin veneers of many species: The veneers are cut and taped together, then glued down to a background material. Jim teaches the full marquetry process for creating pictures with veneers. Through demonstrations, one-on-one guidance, and hands-on practice, students learn to compose designs, strengthen drawing skills, select veneer, accomplish traditional double-bevel sawing with fret and scroll saws, tape, press, and finish.

Each student will execute a series of projects, starting with shared, simple designs before tackling either representational or abstract compositions of their own. Those new to marquetry can establish a strong foundation for continued work at home, while more experienced participants advance their skills by tackling more elaborate compositions.

This course is open to all, from absolute beginners to those who have already taken marquetry courses.