Beginners Marquetry & Parquetry (Wood Inlay)
If you’ve never tried marquetry or parquetry before, now’s the time! Learn from experts as you discover the art of inlaying and gain the skills you need to make your own unique designs.
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Program No. 20783RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

Enjoy this introduction to Marquetry and Parquetry, which is the art of assembling and inlaying wood veneers to form geometric designs and pictorial decoration traditionally seen as decoration on classic period furniture. Using only the natural color, grain and texture of different domestic and exotic wood species, you will marvel at the beautiful creations made from nature's pallet. Instruction uses surprisingly simple tools and techniques. Individual interests and abilities are considered in project choices.
Activity Level
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist, and spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft.
  • Enjoy evening entertainment as a group, including a covered bridges field trip, or take advantage of free studio time.
  • Be inspired by the picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Appalachian foothills and four peaceful lakes, and explore the area’s historic covered bridges, a two-story log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse.

General Notes

Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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John Sedgwick
John Sedgwick was introduced to the art of marquetry many years ago as a boy in England and is largely self-taught. He is the past president of the Marquetry Society of Canada — which he organized along with seven others in 1983 — and his work has been exhibited at juried competitions in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., earning many best of show and class awards. John has contributed to two books authored by Bill Lincoln and written articles on marquetry for wood working magazines.
John Sedgwick