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MODULE 3 - The Art of Panoramics and Painted Murals

Overview:

Knowing how to render a perspective drawing and elevation is central in painting a mural.  This is why week 1 of this module focuses on an in-depth study on how to render a perspective drawing and elevation in order to create a realistic spatial representation of architectural elements of your mural.  At the end of the first week Michel will give a quick 'tour' to show how old masters used perspective, harmony and measurement that made their paintings timesless masterpieces.


After you study the composition, the various formats and colors, Michel will walk you through step by step in rendering a mural.  You will study the techniques of painting skies, clouds, landscape, trees, foliage as well as the techniques of painting drapery and a figure/portrait.  You will be working on a mural that the instructor designed especially for this class.  On week 4, Michel will walk you through the process of painting a realistic seascape from start to finish.

Whether you sign up for the mural painting or for both, mural and seascape, the objective of the course is to complete each project and take it back home with you.

So, join us for this exciting program and let Michel walk you through the entire process of painting a mural from beginning to end!  You will not only gain confidence as a muralist, you will also learn how to manage your time and work faster on your mural painting projects.  Our students are amazed at how much they can accomplish and how much they learn during this module.

 



"It is especially in this course that I like to speak to my students about harmony, the measurement, the composition, and the old masters’ teachings.  I also like to speak about a particularly amazing period that for me is still a source of inspiration today - the Renaissance….a period in our history during which our thinking and our tools were dedicated to the Arts; musicians, poets, architects, sculptors and of course painters, left us with a huge and indispensable legacy that is still important for us today.

Michel Nadaï

 

 

Application

 

Highlights of the program - What you will learn:*
(scroll down to see weekly schedule)

• Method of composition
• Architectural elements
• Method of enlarging to life-size
• Study of perspective applied to painted murals
• Rendering of panoramic using the techniques of :
   - perspective drawing

   - skies and clouds
   - landscape
   - drapery
   - trees and foliage...
   - painting a figure in a mural

• Rendering of a seascape with techniques of:
 -  rendering of the horizon and surrounding elements such as cliffs 
 -  realistic rendering of the water,
 -  painting the waves, the sea foam, the sand, the reflections, the movements of light and shadow on the water, the sky...

Who can apply :  
This course is open to all persons desiring to receive a complete and in-depth training and techniques in Painted Murals.  If you are totally new to painting, we would recommend that you start with week 1 of
Module II, which will help you discover the techniques of painting trompe-l'oeil.  This course will benefit persons who have some prior notions in drawing and painting.

Instructor:
Michel Nadaï, recipient of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award (Best Craftsman of France award).

Training method and certification of the course - how the course is taught:
- Theoretical explanations and demonstrations on a daily basis.
- Immediate hands on practice through daily exercises.
- Students create individual panels on canvas (design provided by instructor).
- Instructor folows through each student's progress on a daily basis.
- Students receive a Certificate upon completion of the course.
  Certificate will mention that he or she studied with a recipient of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award (Best Craftsman of France award).

Dates :  
November 21st, 2022 to December 16th, 2022 (4 weeks / a total of 140 hours of training).

Location : 
Atelier Nadaï, 8 rue François Arago, 47000 Agen, France
For more information on accommodation in Agen and how to get to the new studio please click here You can also contact us for more details.

 

 


 

MODULE 3 - The Art of Panoramics and Painted Murals

WEEKLY PROGRAM*

Week 1 - from November 21st to November 25th, 2022 (5 days)
Perspective renderings
Study of perspective drawing applied to painted murals.  How to render a maquette.
• Method of composition • Architectural elements • Method of enlarging to life-size
• Study of perspective applied to painted murals


Weeks 2 and 3 - from November 28th to December 9th, 2022 (10 days)
Painting a mural
Rendering of a painted mural using the techniques of:
   - perspective drawing - skies and clouds - landscape - trees and foliage...
   - painting a figure in a mural: portrait and drapery

Week 4 - from December 12th to December 16th, 2022 (5 days)
Seascape
Rendering of a seascape, with study of how to paint the sky, the waves, the water, the foams of the sea, etc.
-  rendering of the horizon and surrounding elements such as cliffs 
-  realistic rendering of the water
-  painting the waves, the sea foam, the sand, the reflections, the movements of light and shadow on the water, the sky...

*highlight of the program is for informative purpose; the program may therefore receive modifications if necessary
*Possibility of taking the module in its entirety, or taking the week(s) of your choice.  Please contact school for more information and to learn about registration procedures.


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Course tuition
2999,00 euros net for 140 hours of class
- Course fee exempted of French V.A.T.
- Prices valid until December 31st, 2022

Tuition includes:
- Instructors' live instructions and daily critic of your work
- Free use of oil paints, acrylic paints, mediums, solvants
- Supports to paint on (polyester canvas).
- Class materials (photocopies and written materials)
- Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.

 

Not included in tuition:
- Brushes and tools and personal sundry items
- Please note that the school does not provide meals or accommodation and these are not included in the course fee. Each student will be in charge of meals and accommodation as well as travel expenses. Information on accommodation is available upon request.

Regarding brushes:
- Student will be asked to bring or purchase specialized brushes and other sundry items such as ruler, compass, pencils, eraser, notebook. (You can count approximately 280 euros - 320 euros for tools, brushes and sundry items).  To facilitate things for our students, brush sets are available for purchase on our online store.  If you already have decorative painting brushes and materials needed for the course, you will not be required to purchase a new set of brushes. 

 

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