Penwork Ornament with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

Penwork decoration has been used since  the 18th century on furniture, frames and boxes, often to create the illusion of inlaid ivory.

In this workshop you will learn how to transfer and draw a design using  a variety of tips and tricks.  Choose a circle or pear shaped prepared wood piece.  A choice of patterns will be provided or you can them  use as inspiration to create your own design.  Each piece will be unique and show your own flair.

Class will be held in the Discovery Center at the Whaling Museum.  Wearing a mask and safely distanced we will be while we have a bit of joy at the same time.

Maximum class size: 8

Mary Emery Lacoursiere graduated from Pratt Institute with an M.F.A. in printmaking and painting. She had a studio in New York City for fifteen years, specializing in hand-painted sisal rugs, murals, and restoring historical painting. A member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration since 1978, Mary has been a contributing artist for Lifetime Television and Hearst Entertainment and currently owns and operates Emery Design here on Nantucket. She is also the director of Education at the Nantucket Historical Association.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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