Campus MaNa is a professional training center for creators,
in Burgundy on 40 hectares of nature

with Lison de Caunes
Sept 30 > Oct 04, 2024

The Program

Learning objectives

Centuries-old decorative art, straw marquetry is a technique from the Far East akin to that of wood. Forgotten for many years, it regained its nobility in the 1930s, notably with the decorator André Groult, the grandfather of Lison de Caunes, who leads this enriching workshop.

By the end of the training, the participant will have assimilated:

  • Discovery of ancestral techniques of straw marquetry
  • Initiation to the selection and preparation of straw
  • Learning the creation of sophisticated patterns
  • History of this ancient technique

Content of the program

This training opens the doors to the rarely explored universe of straw marquetry under the exceptional guidance of Lison de Caunes, a leading specialist in this practice. During one week, each participant will discover the ancestral techniques that breathe life into this refined form of artistic expression.

Participants will explore the subtleties of using straw to create sophisticated patterns that have adorned works of art and sumptuous objects throughout history.

The learning process will include the meticulous selection and preparation of straw, as well as an understanding of its different nuances of colors and textures.

Guided in the delicate art of assembly and creating patterns from straw, participants will transform surfaces into supports for creative expression.

Beyond technical skills, participants will have the opportunity to explore the history and cultural significance of straw marquetry.

They will discover how this art has evolved across eras and cultures, contributing to the enrichment of craftsmanship and interior decoration.


with Lison de Caunes

Lison de Caunes studied at Union centrale des Arts décoratifs in Paris. She then decided to perpetuate her grandfather Andre Groult’s tradition. She started working with straw marquetry in the 1970s and quickly became a specialist. She spent years restoring antiques and Art Deco furniture. Today, she dedicates her craft to creating made to order furniture, wall panels or objects for interior designers and decorators. In 2015 she launched Lison de Caunes Création, her own design line. Over the years she has curated several exhibitions. She also published books on straw marquetry.


  • Workshops with professional equipment, classroom, multipurpose room
  • Supply of materials
  • Individual and collective work
  • Workshop work
  • Active participation and experimentation of participants is favored

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

  • Collective and personalized monitoring of work, regular updates
  • Self-assessment of technical skills
  • Collective restitution
  • Payroll sheet per half day
  • Certificate of completion issued by Campus MaNa

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
The training is open to all adults, regardless of age, diploma
Sept 30 > Oct 04, 2024
5 days
9h-13h / 14h-18h
at Campus MaNa
Group size:
Language(s) :
€1580 excluding tax
This rate includes the cost of the training, accommodation with full board, materials, and personal protective equipment.

Planning :

Soon available

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any disability situation, please contact us to consider the feasibility

Access period :

Up to 15 days before the workshop and with limited seats
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