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Decorative Painting

Training only available in French.

Decorative Art – specialisation in traditional techniques

The programme is based around seven teaching units:

1 – Defining and creating lime plaster and decorative concretes

Studying materials, lime painting, frescos, sgrafitto, stucco, tadelakt and concrete (making and using).

2 – Designing and producing different material effects

Making glazes, creating patinas, designing stencils, recreating wood, marble, brick, metal, rust…

3 – Inventing and producing trompe-l’œil (optical illusions)

Skies and grey tones, relief illusions, theatrical ornamentation, interior and exterior trompe-l’œil.

4 – Designing and building panoramic scenes

Studying perspective, creating panoramic scenes and stage sets

5 – Learning traditional techniques to create traditional style decoration

Decorating using historic processes, building restoration, case studies, traditional painting and lime painting techniques, decorative gilding.

6 – How to run a business

How to organise materials and manage a work site; respect for health and safety and the environment; professional work experience; understanding different statuses – legal, financial, social.

7 – Establishing client relations

Communicating with clients, developing a plan, ensuring the process chosen fits the context, respecting heritage, analysing materials, choosing colours, creating quotes and invoices.

Teaching Methods

Teaching – technical, theoretical and practical – takes place between September and June: 25 weeks in the workshop and 6 weeks working within a company. Internships are selected according to each student’s professional goals, helping them gain insight and experience of the different aspects that will make up their future employment.

Work is carried out on various materials (walls, wood, medium, paper, wallpaper, coated canvas…) to help students understand the differing properties. They are then are able to keep their completed work to create a portfolio.

“Traditional techniques” refers to the teaching of historic methods and respect for the environment, as well as how to restore buildings and their original décor.

 

  • Admission

    Portfolio and individual interview. Requirements: broad general knowledge, Bac+1 minimum, or decoration experience, or professional painting experience, or personal experience in artistic painting and/or design. Candidates are accepted based on the relevance of their career plans.

  • Process

    Teaching – technical, theoretical and practical – takes place between September and June: 25 weeks in the workshop and 6 weeks working within a company. Internships are selected according to each student’s professional goals, helping them gain insight and experience of the different aspects that will make up their future employment.

  • Accreditation

    The title “Decorative Art – specialisation in traditional techniques” is a level III National Directory of Professional Certifications accredited qualification, as ordered by the Ministry of Labour on 9th January 2015, published in the Official Journal on 30th January 2015.

  • Fees

    Registration: contact us

    Tuition: contact us

    Finance options for workers: possibility of support from schemes providing professional training funding.

    Finance options for job seekers: possibility of a government approved work-training placement with costs paid for.

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5 GOOD REASONS TO TAKE UP DECORATIVE PAINTING

  • 1

    An excellent training foundation in the most highly sought after area of heritage restoration.

  • 2

    Excellent professional opportunities within a diverse range of fields.

  • 3

    A dual training programme developing both creative and entrepreneurial skills for anyone with short or medium term plans to develop their own decorative art business.

     

  • 4

    The only state-recognised qualification for restoration and traditional decorative art techniques.

     

  • 5

    Support options that make the course free or almost free for workers and job seekers.