" Imagination of art governs the world.-Napoléon
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance
of things, but their inward significance." - Aristotle
Academy of 3D Art Decoupage & Craft Worldwide office
is registered at England & Wales Companies House under Act 2006.
Help each country to become an accredited centre of Academy
of 3D Art Decoupage & Craft International and will provide your business
with many benefits. The Academy is promoting excellence in art and craft
internationally. Members of the Academy are required
to demonstrate a high quality and integrity standards. The objects are:
-To unite all artist & Crafters under Academy
expand and promote art and craft in their countries
-To encourage, promote and develop the study and practice of art and craft
throughout the world
-To institute and maintain teacher/Artist training courses with the aim
of providing qualifications for successful candidates.
-To promote and organise Master classes to develop and improve craft techniques
- To organize teachers & judges courses
-To seek to increase the number of qualified teachers/ Artists of art and
craft in all countries
-To provide a forum for all craft teachers /Artists to exchange ideas and
-To maintain a register of qualified teachers / Artists of all member organisations.
To make the Academy's services available without
discrimination on grounds of colour, creed, disability, impairment, occupation,
race, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation and to promote
equal opportunities in a positive manner.
history of Decoupage Art
art have been a long and fascinating history that can be traced back to 12th
century. Over the centuries it boasts many famous crafters including Marie
Antoinette (1774-1792), Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), emphasizing her successes
as a patron of the arts. Lord Byron and later, Matisse and Picasso.
The wealthy classes were
using master painters to cut out pieces and decorate their furniture, walls
and ceilings. Drawings from the artists of the day were cut out, glued down
and covered with lacquer to resemble original paintings. It even infiltrated
the court of Louis XV. Ladies with an artistic bent snipped away at pictures
and pasted them onto hatboxes, wig stands, fire screens and toiletry objects,
keeping themselves amused for many hours.
Today, decoupage arts
are demanding new directions, new skills and creativity from artists around
the world. To create outstanding pictures, Artists are using combinations
of mixed techniques and skills, including furring and feathering. In June
2013 I had a 3D Art exhibition in Bristol, UK and it was a big
was an English Bluestocking, artist, and letter-writer; equally famous for
her "paper-mosaics" Mary Delany who lived in England from 1700 to
1788. This charming, & talented lady was a confidante of King George III
& Queen Charlotte and greatly loved member of their court. Mary produced
most exquisite and botanically accurate reproductions of plants and flowers
by cutting up pictures. She produced her "paper mosaics", as she
called them, until the age of 88 when she succumbed to failing eyesight. These
superb paper cut outs can be seen in the British Museum today.
of Incorporation of Academy 3D Art Decoupage & Craft International, registration
number is 097177777 under companies Act 2006 in England & Wales.
The Academy of 3D Art Decoupage & Craft
International recognizes persons as teachers subject to the following regulations:
1. They have successfully attended a Diploma Teaching Skills course organized
by the Academy.
2. They are a member in good standing of an Affiliate Association of the Academy.
3. They have successfully organized a teaching course under the auspices of
the Affiliate Association and are recommended by the Affiliate Association.
4. They undertake to uphold the high standards set by the Academy.
5. There is no fee payable by the Affiliate Association making the application.
6. The sponsoring Affiliate Association must remain in good standing with
Applications must be made through the Affiliate Association and the recognition
only continues while the person is a member in good standing with an Affiliate