Marquetry with Marc Adams May 16 - 20, 2022

about this workshop

This workshop will teach you the fine art of working with veneer to create pictures. The class will start with a discussion of how to handle, flatten, cut and tape veneer packets. By the end of the first day, students will master simple knife-cutting techniques by making several geometric or parquetry-type patterns. Through continued practice, participants will be able to master the double-bevel technique for cutting and assembling pictures out of wood, which is known as “marquetry.” Marc will share his secret of how to dye veneers and the easy way to layout and trace patterns successfully. He will also discuss substrate selections, pressing methods, sanding techniques, veneer selections, knife cutting and detailing. Each student will learn how to sand shade veneer as well as how to repair common problems that occur during the cutting and pressing process. This class will be intense and requires patience. However, each student will be able to work at his/her own pace under no time constraints. By the end of the week, everyone will have produced many pressed, sanded and lacquered works of art. Marquetry is simple, yet very few people practice it. It can increase the value of a piece of furniture fourfold. If you are a craftsperson, this class will open new doors of endless possibilities.

Unique Instructor Marc Adams

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$895 tuition + $60 materials

Key Points:
*The history of veneer
*How to create marquetry concepts
*Ways to transfer line drawings into veneer images
*Ways to cut, tape and assemble packets
*Rules for the double bevel technique
*Dying veneer and sand shading techniques
*Completing the image: sanding and finishing

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Marquetry with Marc Adams May 16 - 20, 2022


Availability: Open

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!