Atelier Nadaï in a few words

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


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The Atelier Nadaï and Michel Nadaï in a nutshell!

1. 30 years of experience as a vocational training center in the field of decorative painting and trompe-l'oeil.

2.  The principal instructor, Michel Nadaï, is an international decorative painter and artist, always active in his field.

3.  Michel Nadaï is one of the "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France", and creator of the subjects for the competition "Un des Meilleurs Ouvrier de France".

4.  About 2000 people trained under Michel Nadaï in France and abroad (USA, Japan, Finland, Ireland, England ....)

5.  Atelier Nadaï also offer rare, high quality courses taught by international guest instructors.

6.  Instruction consists of daily demonstrations throughout the day and class sizes allow individualized instruction.

7.  Atelier Nadaï maintains contact with students after training is complete.

8.  Feedback from students acknowledge their satisfaction with their experience at our school, the reception and the quality of the training received.




            More than 85% of our students find our courses excellent!


We are delighted to inform you that Atelier Nadaï received the quality label Qualiopi on July 21, 2021.



Certificat Qualiopi


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