Art in Wood: Marquetry

june, 2016

18jun10:00 am5:00 pmArt in Wood: Marquetry

Event Details

Art in Wood: Marquetry with Gregg Perry

June 18, Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Registration Closing Date: June 10
Members: $112.50
Non-Members: $125

This intensive introductory course designed for beginners will introduce participants to marquetry. Marquetry is a decorative woodworking technique in which elaborate patterns or pictures are formed by the insertion of pieces of materials such as wood, shell, and ivory into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface, such as a piece of furniture.

The traditional marquetry panel could take a seasoned marquetarian about a week to create; therefore, some components will be prepared in advance. However, the students will have time to practice all of the techniques necessary to prepare a complete marquetry picture. The instructor will begin with an overview of the marquetry process and participants will examine the materials needed for the creation of the marquetry panel. Discussion on the wood to be used (its grain and structure) and the veneer cutting techniques will follow. The instructor will provide comparison between old and modern-day traditional marquetry techniques and tools and students will examine an 18th century piece to compare with recently created one. Each students will leave with a finished marquetry panel.

This class is a perfect experience gift for fathers and sons!


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm