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MASTER CLASSES

Master Classes!



Because our craft is constantly evolving... message from Michel Nadaï

The craft of decorative painting, like all other trades, is in constant evolution as our clientele is become more demanding.  Yesterday's definition of a decorative painter was an artisan who specialised in marbling and graining, who also did patina effects, sign paintings, and occasionally skies and landscape seneries.  There was a clear line that separated Fine Arts and decorative painting, where on one side the artist was a creator and on the other side the artisan was one who embellished a space. 

Today all this seems to be changing, the frontier between the two worlds is not as rigid as before, clients are more informed and search for originality, creativity and know-how.  Artists are also giving it a shot by offering to paint murals, thereby pushing us decorative painters to realise the importance of perspective drawing, format and planes in order to compete with this new rival in the market.  The decorative painter's craft has expanded, techniques that were once reserved to Fine Art are now being adopted; in today's image-oriented world, it becomes urgent that advanced techniques are used to offer a demanding clientele the high end work they're expecting.

This is why since several years we've been inviting accomplished artisans and master artists who come and teach their specialty courses at our school.  We made the choice to broaden the range of subjects we offer to our students, even adding subjects that some may classify as fine art.  We are convinced that as decorative painters we can greatly benefit by studying academic disciplines.  Like any profession, our craft evolves and it's up to each one of us to lay down the foundations that will guarantee the tradition but also embrase the constant evolution of our trade.

Today, in a world that is becoming more and more complex, beauty and art matter even more!



Michel Nadaï


► Click here to see the outline of courses offered in 2017!

 
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Classical Still Life with David Gray.
This workshop is offered back-to-back with a Classical Portrait Painting Class with David Gray.  To find out more about the portrait class, please click here.


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Portrait and still life, trompe-l'oeil, murals, painting a seascape, icon painting and more at Atelier Nadaï!

Icon Painting

Icon Painting

Icon writing course with Master Iconographer Nikita Andrejev of the Prosopon School of Iconology according to Russian Orthodox tradition.

The Art of Grotesca

The Art of Grotesca

During this 5-day workshop Caterina Manisco will teach a beautiful multi-colored panel on canvas using egg tempera.

Classic Still Life with David Gray

Classic Still Life with David Gray

These classes will  benefit students who wish to take their classical portrait painting and still life painting techniques to the next level.

Classic Portrait with David Gray

Classic Portrait with David Gray

These classes will really benefit students who wish to take their portrait painting and still life painting techniques to the next level.

Insight & intuition - Level 1

Insight & intuition - Level 1


Develop your intuition and your creativity by joining us for this wonderful 2-day workshop with Julie Soskin!

Painting a Seascape

Painting a Seascape

This master class on painting a seascape is another signature course at Atelier Nadaï.

NIHONGA - Japanese Pictorial Art

NIHONGA - Japanese Pictorial Art

For those who wish to explore the aesthetics and the finnesse of traditional Japanese painting - NIHONGA.

Master Class Mural Painting Workshop

Master Class Mural Painting Workshop

This summer master class on painting a French countryside mural is another signature course at Atelier Nadaï.

Grainingin and marbling intensive class

Join us for this intensive 5-day workshop on graining and marbling with Michel Nadaï!

Graining and trompe-l'oeil

Graining and trompe-l'oeil

Wood graining with molding and ornaments of style painted in trompe-l'oeil taught by master Michel Nadaï