Create a Marquetry Headstock Design for the Stringed Instrument with James Macdonald June 22-23, 2019


$330 tuition, $25 material fee
Key Points:
*Learn the basics of the double bevel style of marquetry
*Strengthen drawing and composition skills
*Receive one-on-one guidance in creating a marquetry headstock design
*Learn new ways to work with veneers
*Get guidance with gluing marquetry design to headstock
*Learn how to sand a marquetry design with no burn through

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


This two day class will give participants a basic understanding of the double bevel cutting style of marquetry with the aim of creating a headstock design for their next instrument project. Students will start with a simple design that contains the basic kinds of cuts. A drawing lesson will provide methods to be more confident in your drawing skills. The majority of the class time will be spent with students working on their own designs with James providing one-on-one guidance in the design and execution. Demonstrations will be given throughout the two days including different ways to handle, cut, and manipulate wood veneer for use in marquetry. Also James will discuss how to glue the finished design to an instrument’s headstock, sand, and prepare for further embellishment and/or finish.

SKU 87 Category

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.