Marquetry School #4: CSFM: New Class, New Students, New Facebook Presence

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 06-07-2016 05:14 AM 3946 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: CSFM, New Website and Enrollment Update Part 4 of Marquetry School series Part 5: Level one Day Two, Self Portraits »

The level one class / spring 2016 started today with four new students. We all had a great time and we all learned a few things, some about marquetry, some about teaching. The students did very well and all finished their first étude.
Tomorrow will be self portrait day followed by preparation for the “big one” the final étude which is quite challenging.

You can follow on our new Facebook page if you like.

I’m very new at FB but would appreciate any likes or shares that any of you might be willing to add. I would really like to get the word out so that I can continue to attract new students and keep the school running. It turns out I like the teaching perhaps even more than the “making”. :-)

A few shots from today.

Thanks for looking in.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#1 posted 06-07-2016 05:53 AM

Can’t wait to see the final results. Especially the smiles on their faces.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 06-07-2016 06:00 AM

Looks like everyone is having a great time!

Nice shop layout… looks like plenty of room without bumping elbows… :)

It will be interesting to see the self portraits…
... I guess everyone brought the picture(s) they want to use… (?)

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 06-07-2016 07:35 AM

Paul, Thanks for sharing, it’s interesting to keep up with your activities.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#4 posted 06-07-2016 10:25 AM

Looks like fun Paul. I will have a look at your FB page and follow with there too. Your ‘classroom’ looks clean, bright and very well organized. That together with your zeal for teaching should make your students very happy and assure success. I’m sure just word of mouth will get you a lot of students. Your FB page looks great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-07-2016 04:51 PM

Fantastic Paul! Looks like great fun.

-- I never finish anyth

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#6 posted 06-07-2016 05:00 PM

Congratulations Paul!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 06-07-2016 05:30 PM

Being very new to Marquetry, I’m very interested in following your class. I usually have my pieces on a wooden block on the workbench – your tray makes much more sense! Is it covered with felt?

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#8 posted 06-07-2016 06:53 PM

Shop does look a little cleaner from last year! Might be passing through your area later this year some time, trying to talk the wife into going up to Port Hardy for some fishing this summer!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#9 posted 06-07-2016 07:49 PM

Glad to see you doing so well, Paul. This is a great thing you are doing. I would be up there if I could. Maybe someday…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#10 posted 06-07-2016 08:37 PM

I’m glad you enjoy teaching so much but it makes perfect sense as you have always been someone who loves to share your knowledge and you passion for marquetry and all things woodworking.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 06-07-2016 09:36 PM

This all looking very good Paul. Your expertise and enthusiasm are clearly appreciated by your students. Congratulations!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#12 posted 06-07-2016 09:43 PM

I’m still hoping to get myownbadself into a position where I may partake, Paul.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 06-07-2016 11:43 PM

Congratulations on the beginning of what I am sure will be a very successful marquetry school. Main thing is they have a great teacher to learn from.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#14 posted 06-07-2016 11:45 PM

Hi Paul, Congratulations on your class. When I do a class I feel great that someone else is expressing one’s self and creating an absolutely new bit of art. I commend you for preserving an art form. Good luck and I look forward to seeing more.
Roman , the BOOTMAN!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#15 posted 06-08-2016 10:30 AM

I wish you great success and I truly hope to join in soon. The whole place looks fantastic. Congratulations!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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