The Art of Grotesca with Caterina Manisco


Master Class Traditional and Historic Techniques
The Art of Grotesca
painted with egg tempera
Classical techniques of the Italian Renaissance for the modern painter!
with Caterina MANISCO


We are delighted to organise this 5-day workshop with Italian master decorative painting artist Caterina Manisco who will be teaching the Art of Grotesca using traditional techniques.  Caterina will share her know-how and techniques that she acquired not only during her training with renowned masters but also during years of working in the multitude of prestigious commissioned works all over Europe and internationally (principally at the Vatican Museum).  

Focus of this workshop will be on painting a beautiful multi-colored Grotesca panel on canvas using egg tempera and pigment powder. 
As students work on their beautiful panels, they will be adding an elegant addition to their portfolio.

Grotesca_by Caterina Manisco   Grotesca par Caterina Manisco

Content of the course

The following techniques will be covered in class*:

  • preparing the support (polyester canvas)
  • preparing the egg tempera binder
  • technique of transferring the design on the support
  • getting familiar with the techniques of painting with egg tempera binder and pigment powder
  • techniques of painting the Grotesca ornaments and elements
  • protecting the panel


Who can apply

Although this course is open to all persons who wish to learn the techniques of painting Grotesca elements using egg tempera, this course is not open to beginners in painting.  This class will benefit those who have prior experience in painting.

Organiser:    Atelier Nadaï
Instructor:   Caterina MANISCO
Dates:          November 14, 2022 to November 18, 2022
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: 
- Caterina Manisco's step by step instructions
- Materials
- Surface to paint on (polyester canvas)
- cofee, tea and biscuits during breaks

Materials furnished by Atelier Nadaï*:

  • Polyester canvas
  • Egg tempera binder, mediums and other basic materials
  • The pigment powder needed to paint the multi-colored Grotesca panel
  • set of polyester brushes

*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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