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Graining and Marbling

 

MODULE I:

Techniques of wood graining and imitation marble in the European tradition


In this class you will explore various types of glazes to execute a number of faux woods and faux marbles.  Besides hands-on practice with a renown master, class size allows for ample one-on-one training. 

 



Dates :  
September 25th, 2017 to October 20th, 2017 (4 weeks / 140 hours of training).


Venue :  NEWS!! Our next autumn/winter session will be held in the town of AGEN in the Lot et Garonne. 
This is to facilitate transportation and also to give access to a wider choice of accommodation.  Agen can be reached by bullet train from Paris, either directly from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or from Montparnasse train station (quicker).  For more information on accommodation in Agen and how to get to the new venue please don't hesitate to write to us.

Who can apply : 
This course is open to beginners or professionals looking for a complete and in-depth training in wood graining and faux marbles.

Instructor:

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

Certification of the course : 
Students receive the school's 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).

 

Application



To request course brochure please fill in the form on our CONTACT page

Outline of the program :*

A decorative painter's training starts with the essential steps, mainly with the study of graining and marbling: generalities, use of graining and marbling, glazes, palettes, learning how to use specific tools, learning the specific brushstrokes, studying the structure of the wood and/or marble, the color,  the effects, crystallization and overglaze.

In this course, each subject is studied thoroughly and in-depth.  Daily practical and theoretical demonstrations are followed by immediate hands-on exercises.

- How to care for your tools and other materials.
- How to properly use the various tools (brushes, steel combs, comté crayons...)
- Study of the various ways wood is cut.
- Study of the various ways marble is cut.
- How to prepare and use various kinds of glazes (oil-based, water-based...).

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Training method and certification of the course:
- Theoretical explanations and demonstrations on a daily basis.
- Immediate hands on practice through daily exercises.
- Students create individual samples of graining and marbling.
- Instructor folows through each student's progress on a daily basis.
- Students receive the school's Certificate upon completion of the course.

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PROGRAM

Week 1 - Wood Graining Level I
September 25th to September 29, 2017 - 5 days
Pine (heart grain and straight grain), Maple (heart grain and straight grain), Oak (Straight Grain):

Generalities, glazes, palettes, learning how to use specific tools, learning the specific brushstrokes, studying the structure of the wood, the color, the effects, the overglaze.

Week 2 - Faux marble (marbling) Level I
October 2nd to October 6th, 2017 - (5 days)
White veined marble, Portor marble, Rouge Languedoc marble:

Generalities, glazes, palettes, learning how to use specific tools, learning the specific brushstrokes, studying the structure of the marbles, the color, the effects, crystallization.

Week 3 - Wood Graining Level II
October 9th to October 13th, 2017 - (5 days)
Oak (heart grain and silver grain), Walnut (heart grain, straight grain, burl), Mahogany (flame), root of Thuya:

Generalities, glazes, palettes, learning how to use specific tools, learning the specific brushstrokes, studying the structure of the wood, the color, the effects, the overglaze.

Week 4 - Faux marble (marbling) Level II
October 16th to October 20th, 2017 - (5 days)
Sea Green marble, Yellow Sienna marble, Sarrancolin marble:

Generalities, glazes, palettes, learning how to use specific tools, learning the specific brushstrokes, studying the structure of the marbles, the color, the effects, crystallization.

What next?  To find out about Master Classes on imitation marble and wood graining, click here and scroll down to 'Master Class 2017'.

*Outline 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.

Please contact school for course tuition by specifying exact week(s) you wish to attend.



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