San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces or to freestanding pictorial panels appreciated in their own right. We will be using the 40 Watt Laser to cut the veneers. Then make a small sample work glued to an mdf panel
Prerequisite: Familiar with using a laser cutter, the 40 W Full Spectrum is prefered but the Bumblebee is ok. Also be familiar with graphics work on a CAD system, Corel Draw x6 is what we will use but some knowledge of Illustrator or Inkscape will be enought to work. Small contribution to laser funds is required.
When & Where
i3 Detroit is a DIY collective (aka, makerspace or hackerspace) in Ferndale, Michigan, with tools and resources to facilitate a wide variety of projects. The i3 in the name is our goal: Imagine, Innovate, and Inspire!"
i3 Detroit is supported by its members through monthly dues, but is open to guests as well. The facility hosts workshops and classes as often as possible, and our Open Shop Fridays are popular. Classes are led by volunteer instructors (mostly members). Members as a rule are generous with their time and experties, so if there's something you want to learn about, stop by and ask!
When there's no class happening (and sometimes when there is!), you'll usually find members in the space, soldering, sewing, welding, sculpting, or just hanging out.
i3 Detroit was founded in 2009. We have about 140 dues-paying members. Donations from students and guests are always appreciated, and have the potential to substantially increase our resources!