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MAQ101I22 Basic Marquetry with Jeff Grossman

September, 10 - September, 11 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Would you like to enhance your woodworking with beautiful artwork pictures that make your projects POP?

Then you will want to learn Marquetry!

Marquetry is the art and craft of creating pictures and decorative designs by the skillful use of the grain, figure and color of thin wood veneers. Once you learn the basic techniques, you’ll start seeing the entire woodworking world as your canvas.

In this two-day Introduction to Marquetry class, you’ll take an ordinary panel and enhance it with marquetry, using the “Packet Method” with a scroll saw, and the “Window Method” with a scalpel. 

We will first learn the basic techniques of laying out and accurately cutting a simple flower picture using contrasting veneers. For your second picture, we will add some complexity to your new marquetry skills by choosing the veneer, and using sand shading to add depth and dimension to the finished picture.  You’re gonna love it!

You will learn:

  • Basics of marquetry
  • Principles of marquetry design
  • How to select veneers
  • How to apply designs to veneer
  • How to cut with a scroll saw, including: basic saw safety, blade selection, blade installation, and cutting techniques (packet method), and Bevel cutting
  • How to cut with a knife using the Window method
  • How to create depth and shadows with sand shading
  • How to assemble, and glue marquetry pieces
  • How to prepare marquetry for finishing

Prerequisite: None. Open to all skill levels.

Tools Required:

Most tools are supplied by the school. Tools that you should own to do marquetry and will need for this class are:

1 self-healing cutting mat 12″ x 18″

elmers poster board 20″ x 30″

1 scaple

3 scaple blades



Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus.

  • We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than nine (9) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
  • All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school. Valved masks are not acceptable.
  • Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed in class.

Thank you for your understanding.


September 10, 2022@9:00 am MST
September 11, 2022@5:00 pm MST
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