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Our upcoming courses are listed below. All courses are two or three day immersions, held in our Charlottesville studio for between 2 and 4 students. All courses include materials.

 

Individual instruction at any level can also be arranged - please contact us for details.

Hummingbird and hibiscus db marquetry
Double Bevel Veneering

November 5-6,2022

March 4-5, 2023

We will make a tray/rectangular table top with a flower and a hummingbird, cut using double bevel marquetry on a power scroll saw.

This technique is more complex than the other two, but allows much finer control and yields a more painterly picture.

 

Cost: $350 including materials and basic tools

 

This course will be held in the studio in Charlottesville, 8:30am to 5pm on both days.

For more information or to sign up, send us your name and email below and we'll be in touch with details.

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Pictorial
Marquetry Using a Scroll Saw

July 23-24, 2022

October 8-9, 2022

January 28-29, 2023

This course teaches packet-cut (Boulle) marquetry, using the European method on a scroll saw. Students will make 2 different floral marquetry pictures.

This method is less complex than the double bevel class and yields multiple copies of the same picture. The results are more graphic arts than painterly. Most of my work is done this way.

 

Cost: $325 including materials and basic tools

 

This course will be held in the studio in Charlottesville, 8:30am to 5pm on both days.

For more information or to sign up, send us your name and email below and we'll be in touch with details.

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Geometric Marquetry Box with Lid

December 3-4, 2022

February 11-12, 2023

This course will have students construct a box from provided parts, and cutting and assembling a detailed Prairie-inspired marquetry pattern for the box lid.

 

Cost: $350 including materials and basic tools

 

This course will be held in the studio in Charlottesville, 8:30am to 5pm on both days.

 

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Radial Veneering - Demilune Table Class

October 16-22, 2022

This is a combined veneering, marquetry and furniture making class for intermediate or advanced woodworkers. We will make the entire table in seven action-packed days. The major components of the class, in completion order:

Draw the demilune top to provide a template for construction

Make a solid edge mdf substrate for the top with the edge suitable for being visible

Make a radial sunburst and apply it to a substrate

Trim the sunburst then install a contrasting radial edge banding

Make a semicircular fan inlay and set it into the top

Make a bricklaid semicircular table skirt

Veneer the table skirt

Cut joinery to attach the legs to the skirt

Attach the top to the table base

Cockbead the completed table skirt

 

Please talk to me before signing up for the class. This requires some experience and background to complete in seven days.

 

Cost: $1100 including materials and basic tools

 

This course will be held in the studio in Charlottesville, 8:30am to 5pm on each day.

For more information or to sign up, send us your name and email below and we'll be in touch with details.

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Heller & Heller

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Serving Virginia and Beyond

Heller & Heller

Custom Furniture

Serving Virginia & Beyond