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During the 18th century in France, the art of 'Painting inWood,' or marquetry, was developed to an extremely high level by a small group of artisans.

The secret, guarded for generations, was the unique tool utilized called a "chevalet de marqueterie".

Anna receiving her stage I diploma
Marco's marquetry self portrait
Chosing colors for 3rd exercice stage I
Tracy's self Portrait before assembling
Freddy Roman Getting Is Diploma
Assembling piece by piece (2nd week) marquetry
Anna's marquetry portrait
Murray self portrait
Laying out marquetry pieces
Dick's Marquetry self poortrait
Background cutting, Stage II, piece by piece
Marco receiving Stage I diploma
Murray and Anna cutting their self portrait
Stage I, 3rd exercise being cut
Mastic on stage II, piece by piece marquetry
Cleaning up piece by piece (2nd week) marquetry
Ron cutting Boulle marquetry on the chevalet
cutting on the chevalet
Cutting on the chevalet
Wes Assembling Stage II Piece by piece marquetry