2022 Schedule

COVID requirement: By applying to our classes you agree to follow our COVID protocol that will be updated regularly to follow City, State, Federal, and CDC recommendations and requirements.

Currently (subject to change): Vaccination required. Mask and social distancing are required.

Feb 7-11
Feb 14-18
June 13-17
June 20-24
Sept 26-30
Oct 3-7

Registration information

All classes, are taught concurrently. These classes use the “chevalet de marqueterie” to cut the pieces, the same process as used at Ecole Boulle in Paris. Class size is limited to 7 students. Teachers are Patrick Edwards, Kristen Arrivee and Patrice Lejeune.

The cost for each stage is $900. A deposit of $400 is required for each stage, and must be sent in with an application to reserve a place in the American School of French Marquetry. The balance is due before or on the first day of class. Full payment can be made in advance. We accept checks and all major credit cards. On cancellations made six weeks before the class begins, payments will be returned. Any payments received are fully refunded if cancellation is made six weeks before class begins. Late cancellations will be rescheduled, space available, for another course.

No previous experience in woodworking or marquetry/veneer is required.

Class text book is “Marquetry” by Pierre Ramond.

A student handbook is provided.

Staff Bio

W. Patrick Edwards,

ASFM instructor and school founder.  Currently holds teaching degrees in the fields of Antiques, Physics, Mathematics, History, Philosophy, Art History and Appreciation, Decorative Arts and Related Technologies.  Graduated UCSD with BA in Applied Physics and Information Science, minor American History.  Graduate studies at Winterthur Museum, University of Delaware, and ecole Boulle, Paris, with focus on French Marquetry and French Polish.

Patrice Lejeune,

ASFM instructor. Graduated form the Ecole Boulle with a major in Furniture making and design and “minor” in Marquetry and finishing. Art history student at the University La Sorbonne in Paris. Furniture and marquetry restorer, designer and maker at Antique Refinishers, Inc. Contemporary marquetry artist.

Kristen Arrivee,

School President, Administrator at ASFM and Antique Refinishers Inc.. Bachelor of Arts, Long Beach State University, Charter Oak State College. Creative process coach & art instructor, jewelry designer and avid gardner.