Penwork Monogram Box 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 to decorate a small box.  The box is made by artist Eric Pintar and of cherry, a perfect surface to draw on.  A choice of patterns, including monograms, will be provided, or you can use them as inspiration to create your design.  Each piece will be unique and show your own style.


Maximum class size: 10

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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