FOUNDATION COURSE

THE DECORATIVE PAINTER'S FOUNDATION COURSE©
- Traditional techniques for modern times -




The Decorative Painter's Foundation course© is a comprehensive program that will provide you with a solid base of skills and know-how, and then take you to advanced levels in a rapid and progressive way.  It is composed of 3 modules that you can take as a full-time course or individually. The instructor will walk you through a broad range of skills that were picked to fit the needs of today's decorative painting artists and artisans. 

Although this course is open to all levels, some modules will require prior experience in painting.  For more information we invite you to contact us through email


Modules I-II-III (can be taken as a full-time course or individually)
Dates: September 17 to January 11, 2018 (15 weeks, or a total of 525 hours)
(see below for dates for individual modules)

Location : Atelier Nadaï, 8 rue François Arago, 47000 AGEN, France

Highlights of the program:

Module I (Graining and Marbling course)
• Wood graining techniques
• Faux marble techniques

Moduel II (Moldings and Ornaments painted in Trompe-l’œil)
• Filage (lining) and painting imitation decorative molding techniques
• Techniques of decorative ornamentation of style painted in trompe-l’œil
• Drafting techniques
• Techniques of the Filage or lining
• Techniques of relief
• Techniques of pounced patterns
• Creating patina and aged finishes
• Composition of style
• Study of Colors 
Techniques of grotesca

Module III (Panoramics and Painted Murals)
• Techniques of mural and ceiling perspective for decorative painters
• Harmony of colors, the different plans and formats for murals
• Rendering of a painted mural
• Techniques of painting a sky – clouds
• Techniques of drapes
• Painting a landscape
• Painting trees and foliage… 
Painting a seascape

To receive the brochure of the course and information on the individual modules you can contact us via email or call us at +33(0)5 62 59 66 45.


Module I - Wood Graining and Imitation Marble
from September 17th to October 19th, 20185

5 weeks / 175 hours of class




Module II - Moldings and Ornaments painted in Trompe-l’œil
from October 22nd to November 23rd, 2018
5 weeks / 175 hours



Module III - Panoramics and Painted Murals Course
from November 26th to December 21st, 2018

4 weeks / 140 hours



  
To receive the brochure of the course and information on the individual modules you can contact us via email or call us at +33(0)5 53 67 09 75.