Introduction to straw marquetry

Cost: $750

Instructor: Laura Inguaggiato

Difficulty: Beginner

Duration: 2 days. Starts at 9am and will finish at 5pm – (1/2 hr lunch).

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from French-trained Laura Inguaggiato.  She is only in Australia for a few more months.  Prepare to be inspired and captivated by the beauty of Straw Marquetry.

Join us for this two-day hands-on Introduction to Straw Marquetry course.  This course is suitable for beginners and will run with a maximum of 5 students.  Laura will introduce you to this timeless craft and with her expert guidance you will learn the step-by-step techniques to create geometric patterns using this unique natural medium.

By the end of the course, you will have created a 2-sided 200mm x 200mm MDF square which you can use to display or turn into a box lid, etc.

All tools and materials supplied.

    There will be handouts, but please also bring a notepad and pen.

    straw marquetry squares


    Laura Inguaggiato
    Laura Inguaggiato

    After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cabinet Making in France, Laura began her career at Atelier Lison de Caunes in Paris. Here she learned the art of Straw Marquetry, a craft that’s opened the possibility of artistic expression in interior design.

    Since arriving in Melbourne she has worked for Adam Goodrum and Arthur Seigneur on Straw Marquetry and project monitoring, blending the frontier between art and craft and mixing traditional high end skills with new technology.

    Laura regularly works on her own projects, experimenting with patterns and effects on a diverse range of homewear objects. Her past work has been exhibited during Paris Design Week and she is published in Australian Wood Review.

    Check out Laura’s Instagram @laura-inguaggiato

    Check out Laura’s Website Lapin Furniture


    Payment information

    Payment: Full fee payment is required for all courses with your application.

    Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation email of your enrolment along with a paid in full tax invoice.

    Cancellation: Course places are limited. If a course has to be cancelled due to insufficient enrolments, we will notify you and issue you with a full refund or arrange a transfer to another class.


    • If you need to withdraw from a class, please inform us immediately. If your withdrawal occurs more than 3 weeks before the course start date and you choose not to reschedule, we will refund the amount paid, minus any PayPal or Credit Card charges.
    • For withdrawal within 3 weeks of the course start date or for failure to attend the course, no refunds or transfers are permitted.  However, if we can fill the vacancy from our waitlist, we will issue a refund, minus any PayPal or Credit Card charges, or allow you to transfer to another course date.

    GST: All prices include GST

    Course Information

    $750 incl.gst (includes all materials)

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