In 1882,

Pierre Logelain, creates in Brussels the first school dedicated to the teaching of decorative painting. In a 6 months period, these courses synthesize the 7 years of training of a painter decorator.

In 1892,

Alfred Van der Kelen creates in Brussels the 2nd school for decorative painting by putting at profit his long experience gained in Paris. The 6 months courses make it possible for a painter to acquire the skills of wood and marble imitations, and other decorative techniques.

In 1902,

Alfred Van der Kelen establishes his school in the current workshop, former house of the wrought iron craftsman Prosper Schrijvers, author of the grids of the Place du Petit Sablon in Brussels.

In 1951,

His son Clement, after the completion of his practical training, also in Paris, gives a new dash to the school while amalgamating with the Logelain school. Thus joining together the 2 methods of teaching.

He then forms during many long years his wife Denise and her daughter Sylvie.

Since 1995,

Denise conscious of the historical value of these crafts teaches the younger generation the art and the techniques of decorative painting developed within the school for over 120 years.