Furniture Making Course: Marquetry Course (Beginners)

Skill Level: Beginner  (Is this course right for me?)

A photo from the Marquetry Course at Farnham School of Furniture Making. It shows some detailed marquetry.

This 2-day Beginners Marquetry Course is taught by Audrey Fasquelle, a highly experienced craftsperson and recognised as a Master Furniture Maker for her marquetry work by the Furniture Makers Company.

She works as a wood specialist for the bespoke sector in the luxury automotive sector. Prior, she worked in the private jet interiors industry, as well as several years at highly respected bespoke Furniture making businesses. She spent three years training in cabinet making in France and a further three years specialising in marquetry at the prestigious Lycée de l’ameublement de Revel (South of France) where she graduated with a Diplôme des métiers d’art spécialité marqueterie (Diploma in Fine Art Crafts specialty Marquetry).

During this course, students will dive into the fascinating world of marquetry with a focus on fretsaw techniques and mastering the fundamentals of the Boulle technique - the art of creating decorative designs through inlays and patterns on the surface of furniture or other objects, using a high level of detail and precision.

On the first day, participants will select their wood veneers and engage in hands-on practice cutting a predefined pattern, followed by assembly.

Day two offers an exciting opportunity for students to unleash their creativity as they design and assemble their own unique pattern, which will be pressed for a personal final result.

Fees: £325 (materials and tools are provided for the course)

Duration: 2 Days

A photo from the Marquetry Course at Farnham School of Furniture Making. It shows a course pupil preparing some material for detailed marquetry.

We provide tea and coffee throughout the course but you will need to arrange your own lunch. I recommend that you bring a packed lunch each day. However we are only a few minutes by car from Farnham town centre if you need anything.

Courses run from 9am to 5pm. We provide tea, fresh coffee and refreshments during the course. Lunch is not provided, I recommend you bring a packed lunch, however we are only a few minutes by car from the Farnham town centre.

Accommodation is not included, but there are many excellent hotels and B&BS in the area. Click this link to see a selection offering special rates.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from anyone under the age of 18 at the start of their course.

Here is a summary of course dates:

  • 05-06 October 2024
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