Penwork Shaker 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.  Students will create their design on a Bentwood Shaker Box created for this workshop by Eric Pintar.

A selection of designs are provided giving each student the ability to customize the design creating a unique finished piece.   Students will learn how to create and adapt a design, transfer it to the box, prep the surface, use drawing tools, and finishing.

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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