Upcoming Class: Introduction to Marquetry, Sept. 15-17

Introduction to Marquetry | Heller and Heller Furniture

After the success of the previous Introduction to Marquetry class, I am pleased to announce we are running a second class in just a few weeks. I will be teaching this scroll-saw based marquetry class at Nova Labs in Reston (1916 Isaac Newton Square W, Reston, VA 20190) on Sept 16 and 17th.

Introduction to Marquetry | Heller and Heller Furniture | students working on scroll saw marquetry during the course

We will cover design, cutting, layout, and glue up of pictures using the packet technique. I will also introduce the use of French style assembly boards to prepare the pictures for glue up.

This will be the second edition of this class in this location – Nova Labs and the Washington Woodworkers Guild co-hosted the first version in April this year – and we’ve learned a lot from the excellent feedback provided by our first group of students, so I am looking forward to trying out a streamlined and improved lesson plan.

If you are interested in attending, sign-ups are through this link: https://www.meetup.com/NOVA-Makers/events/242476379/

If you aren’t able to make the course – or even if you are – on the Friday evening Sept 15 at 7 pm I will be holding a free presentation on marquetry for those attending the class or anyone else that is interested. I’ll talk about marquetry through the ages, show some amazing examples, the various techniques that have evolved as technology has changed and how those techniques are still relevant today. I will discuss some of my own work in light of these techniques, and also cover a little design philosophy for the weekend class.

If you plan on attending this discussion we’d appreciate you signing up at https://www.meetup.com/NOVA-Makers/events/242476501/ so that we have some idea how many people to prepare for.

Introduction to Marquetry | Heller and Heller Furniture

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