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Subject:
The Art of Marquetry
When:
06/22/09 - 06/26/09 
Where:
Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass Village
Category:
Workshop

Description

Instructor: Craig Vandall Stevens 

Tuition: $635    ARAC Actual Cost: $835    Studio Fee: $100

Code: W0408

Enrollment Limit: 12

Concept: The history of creating pictures using the natural colors of wood can be traced to the tombs of the Egyptians. In the mid-16th century, Italian craftsmen used marquetry is a way to embellish furniture and create trompe l’oeil environments. This workshop is an opportunity to explore an ancient art form that has many contemporary applications.

Media & Techniques: Wood veneers. Marquetry: tools; materials and design; resawing of solid wood into veneers; commercial veneers; scroll and fret saw techniques; inlay, sand shading and finishing; glue-up; adhesives; vacuum and veneer press techniques; and methods for curved shapes.

Activitiess: Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice. Students will work on projects using various sawing techniques and materials, from initial drawings to artwork to applying a finish to the completed design.

Skill Level: Open to All – Any skill/knowledge level.

Prerequisites: Prior woodworking experience is helpful, but not at all necessary. Machine use is minimal; instruction will be given on the safe use of machines. The graphic nature of marquetry makes it of particular interest to those who enjoy drawing and sketching.

Faculty: Craig Vandall Stevens studied furniture making with James Krenov prior to opening his own shop in Sun-bury, Ohio. His work is exhibited around the country and he has received numerous awards. Craig is the author of four books and has taught workshops in the US and Japan. www.cvstevens.com

Venue

Venue:
Anderson Ranch Arts Center   -   Website
Street:
5263 Owl Creek Rd
ZIP:
81615
City:
Snowmass Village
State:
CO
Country:
Country: us

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