Marquetry

Description:

This training aims at giving you the theoretical knowledge on wood and its derivatives, as well as the basic tools to follow our training on woodworking. We gather the necessary theoretical knowledge to allow you evolving in autonomy on the approach of the material, the purchase of wood and the basic notions to know for woodworking.

Planning:

•Wood anatomy: macroscopic study of wood / physical properties and influencing factors / mechanical properties.
• Wood harvesting and cutting / drying and storage of wood / purchasing information (certifications / label / suppliers / commercial dimensions and wood classes).
• Identification of anomalies, defects, wood pests and treatments.
• Wood selection and cutting process.
• Identification of common European wood species.
• Structure and use of wood derivatives.



Infrastructure:

Water – Dishes / Equipped kitchen – Toilets – Parking places with disc for max 1h along the road of the pavement & max 3h at the Sauvabelin Lake (5min on foot). Collective parking of the signal at 15min walking distance (disc & paying).


Date:

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Description:

This course is an extension of the wood knowledge course and is intended for beginner in woodworking. Together, we will learn the steps and methods for making straight cuts with a handsaw, taking and reporting dimensions accurately, marking out wood pieces (tools and methods) and using basic woodworking tools (plane – chisel – scraper – sandpaper). Initiated people can also follow this course to dust off or update their knowledge.

Planning:

• Lexicon and basic woodworking techniques (working with a square, taking dimensions, tips & tricks …)
• Cutting with a saw (square cut).
• Notions about maintenance and care of tools, in complete safety.
• Making a ground surface with a chisel.
• Making a ground surface with a hand plane.
• Making a molding by hand.
• Use and study of scraper shapes.
• Abrasives: Composition, characteristics and packaging.



Infrastructure:

Water – Dishes / Equipped kitchen – Toilets – Parking places with disc for max 1h along the road of the pavement & max 3h at the Sauvabelin Lake (5min on foot). Collective parking of the signal at 15min walking distance (disc & paying).


Date:

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Description:

In this course, we will study the basics of veneer working and the adjusting and gluing of veneer to a support, through marquetry. You will discover a technique used to create unique and totally customizable pieces, in all simplicity! Your sensitivity and artistic expression will find their place in this course, which constitutes a nice way to learn about woodworking.

Planning:

• Basic knowledge of the material, packaging and storage.
• Training in recognizing wood shapes and species.
• Experimentation of different methods of veneer cutting
• Fabrication of a simple marquetry.
• Preparation of the support, the veneer and gluing.



Infrastructure:

Water – Dishes / Equipped kitchen – Toilets – Parking places with disc for max 1h along the road of the pavement & max 3h at the Sauvabelin Lake (5min on foot). Collective parking of the signal at 15min walking distance (disc & paying).


Date:

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Description:

This advanced training course will cover one of the greatest techniques of marquetry (conical cutting / “Boulle” method) with the manufacture of an inlaid picture. In this course, we will provide the knowledge and techniques necessary to the implementation of this type of marquetry in your own projects.

Planning:

• Theoretical knowledge about the cutting technique.
• Experimentation of the techniques and application on an imposed subject
• Preparatory work (choice of wood species / figures, setting up of the elements…)
• Marquetry with hand saw conical cutting.



Infrastructure:

Water – Dishes / Equipped kitchen – Toilets – Parking places with disc for max 1h along the road of the pavement & max 3h at the Sauvabelin Lake (5min on foot). Collective parking of the signal at 15min walking distance (disc & paying).


Date:

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Description:

During this in-depth training, you will discover the cutting method known as “element by element”, by making an inlaid picture. You will also have the opportunity to learn the shading technique in order to give relief to the marquetry motifs. This process will allow you producing picture like a painter by exploiting the veining, the colors and the tints of the various wood species.

Planning:

• Basic knowledge about cutting and shading techniques.
• Experimentation of techniques and application on an imposed subject
• Preparatory work (choice of species / figures, setting up of the elements…)
• Marquetry of an inlaid picture with hand saw cutting “element by element”
• Shading technique with sand.



Infrastructure:

Water – Dishes / Equipped kitchen – Toilets – Parking places with disc for max 1h along the road of the pavement & max 3h at the Sauvabelin Lake (5min on foot). Collective parking of the signal at 15min walking distance (disc & paying).


Date:

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Description:

This workshop offers personal upgrade of your knowledge and skill in marquetry and covers other techniques including inlaying, veneer straightening and animal glue preparation.

Planning:

•Preparation of traditional veneer glue
• Straightening of curled veneer sheets
• Recipes and preparation of mastics and glues
• Inlaying of elements (Wood / Metal)
• Refresher course / personal work



Infrastructure:

Water – Dishes / Equipped kitchen – Toilets – Parking places with disc for max 1h along the road of the pavement & max 3h at the Sauvabelin Lake (5min on foot). Collective parking of the signal at 15min walking distance (disc & paying).


Date:

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Training methodology:

Interactive teaching: Interactive teaching allows teaching by actively involving trainees in the learning processes through regular instructor/learner and learner/learner interactions. This method focuses on the understanding and meaning of the course content as opposed to merely memorizing them by rote. Learners are constantly encouraged to be active participants.

Experiential learning: Experiential learning is a learning approach through experience, which directly places learners in situations that reflect reality. This approach is based on the learning process rather than on the results (concrete experimentation, reflective observation). The instructor adapts to the learner’s level. The learner will make the group progress by being actively involved in the training and by sharing experiences. This training approach aims to promote the development of learners’ autonomy.

Project-based training: The learner produces his own work project at his own pace, independently. The instructor is present to accompany the learner when he/she encounters difficulties and provides support, advice or suggestions for experimentation to move forward in the project. The goal is to equip the learner with methods, techniques and knowledge so that he/she can accurately analyze and evaluate the production process of his/her project and solve problems with flexibility.


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