An introduction to parquetry

Challenge yourself to learn a fresh approach to a traditional woodworking skill! This course will introduce you to the basics of traditional parquetry and marquetry skills. You will create a parquetry piece with a modern spin to take home and display on your wall.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Chelsea Lemon 6 February Monday 6-9pm 10 $600 Enrolments closed. Join our mailing list

Course outline

  • Week 1: Project Outline and Workshop Introduction. Introduction to parquetry traditions: Part 1. Technique Introduction: Cutting veneers with straight lines (parquetry)
  • Week 2: Introduction to parquetry traditions: Part 2. Technique Introduction: Cutting veneers with straight lines (parquetry) continued. Technique Introduction: Fitting straight geometric shapes together
  • Week 3: Technique Introduction: Cutting veneers with curved lines (marquetry). Technique Introduction: Fitting curved geometric shapes together.
  • Week 4: Begin parquetry panel project (templates provided). Technique Introduction: How to choose veneer tones. Technique Introduction: Understanding grain direction.
  • Week 6: Parquetry panel project construction (continued). Group and individual tuition.
  • Week 7: Parquetry panel project construction (continued). Technique Introduction: Glue up and veneer pressing of panel.
  • Week 8: Parquetry panel project construction (continued). Technique Introduction: Cleaning edges with a saw and chisel. Technique Introduction: Sharpening.
  • Week 9: Parquetry panel project construction (continued). Technique Introduction: Sanding.
  • Week 10: Parquetry panel project construction (finished). Technique Introduction: Finishing. Technique Introduction: Wall hanging and Installation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course your should:

  • understand basic parquetry and marquetry processes: cutting and joining veneer, finishing and wall hanging.
  • transfer geometric drawings onto timber
  • understand timber tones and grain direction
  • create a parquetry panel with a modern twist
  • have basic knowledge of parquetry history

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone interested in woodworking and parquetry

Course materials

30cm metal ruler, quality stanley knife with snap-blades, pen, pencil, scissors.
Suitable clothing and sturdy covered shoes must be worn in the Furniture Workshop.

Presenter

Canberra based design/maker and ANU graduate, Chelsea Lemon, works with timber to create furniture and parquetry pieces that are suggestive of natural forms. Chelsea's work has been displayed in a range of exhibitions across Australia, including 'Emerging Contemporaries' at CraftACT and 'Materialised' at Sturt Craft Centre. In 2014 she received the Designedcraft's Peoples Choice Award for Triangulation Chair as part of the Design Canberra Festival. Chelsea’s practice incorporates art into craft and design, and offers a new perspective on furniture design within Australia. You can view a selection of her work at www.chelsealemon.com.au

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