The Art of Italian grisaille

Master Class Techniques and Know-how
Module IV - The Art of Italian Grisaille

with Stefano Luca

We are delighted to organise this workshop with Italian master decorative painting artist Stefano Luca who will be teaching how to paint gorgeous Italian ornaments.

During this week, Stefano will share his know-how and techniques that he acquired not only through his professional training but also during years of working on prestigious commissioned works all over Europe and internationally.   Thanks to this invaluable experience, Stefano was able to develop his own techniques and characteristic style in the Italian decorative tradition.

Painting a beautiful Italian Grisaille on canvas.  
Focus will be on discovering and learning the Italian approach to painting ornaments in grisaille. This technique, also know as the Italian touch, will focus on creating ornaments in relief using a very specific technique.  You will be working on a beautiful panel on canvas, with the design created by Stefano Luca. At the end of the five-day class, you will take back home an elegant panel to add to your portfolio.

   Stefano Luca art
               Close up of mural by Stefano Luca.

Content of the course

The following techniques will be covered in class*:
- preparing the support (polyester canvas)
- preparing the paint (acrylic paint + pigment powder)
- technique of transferring the design on the support
- techniques of creating relief
- techniques of painting the moldings and ornamental elements
   using the ‘Italian touch’.
- protecting the panel

*the program is for informative purpose, the school reserves the right to bring modifications if deemed necessary.

                                   Example of painted mural by Stefano Luca.

Who can apply
This course is open to all persons who wish to learn the techniques of painting Italian ornaments and moldings in grisaille.

Organiser:   Atelier Nadaï
Instructor:   Stefano Luca
Dates:          TBA
Duration:     5 days.  40 hours of class time (8 hours per day)
Location:     Atelier Nadaï, 8 rue François Arago, 47000 Agen, France
Tuition:       1100 euros (exempt of 20% French VAT)

Tuition includes: 
- Stefano Luca's step by step instructions
- Materials (acrylic paints, pigment powder, etc.)
- Surface to paint on (polyester canvas)
- set of polyester brushes to paint the grisaille
- cofee, tea and biscuits during breaks

*participants will be requested to bring their own sundry items such as notebook, pencil and pen, malstick etc.

For more information and to receive course brochure please send us an email.


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Deposit for Master Class Techniques and know-how Module IV the Art of Italian Grisaille.

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