Drawing is the fastest way to train your sight to achieve an accurate sense of proportion and gesture. Part or the 1st year sculpture curriculum focuses on drawing. Sculpture is basically drawing in space. It is important to accurately measure and see the objects we want to represent.

In the drawing classes we teach nude model, whereas during the 1st trimester sculpture classes, we will focus on inanimate objects. Once the students have acquired the basic skills, they are introduced to model sculpting, starting with portrait and followed by a half size full-length human figure. We base our learning on the construction method. During the last week of each trimester, the sculpture program will be devoted to casts, so students are given the opportunity to keep their exercises.

Once the fundational exercises have been completed, the student is challenged to create greater and longer projects. These exercises will allow for a thorough figure analysis. They will learn how to build solid structures and more complex casts.

Some of the exercises will be sculpting a full-torso, a whole figure 3⁄4 size and a full-sized figure as the student’s final draft program.


  • Train the look to be rigorous.
  • Learn the art of drawing in space.
  • Learn the process of building a portrait.
  • Learn the process of building a whole figure (human).
  • Schedule
  • Prices
  • Currículum
  • Registrations
Monday to Thursday
10 to 13h | Cast copies (1st term)
Monday (Cast copies) + Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (Modeling of the Human Figure )  (2nd & 3rd terms)
14 to 17h | Human Figure: Long Pose (Drawing)
9:30 to 11h | Anatomy
11:30 13hArt History
14-17h | Expressive and Dynamic Drawing
*Sculpture students have 1 compulsory short pose session a week from 18 to 20h. The day will be determined in your place confirmation email. 
Teaching hours
3 months 6 months 9 months
Teaching hours 420h 840h 1260h
Price 2.640€ 5.280€ 7.000€


From 10 July 2018, our prices will change to:

3 months 6 months 9 months
352h [+88h OP] 704h [+176h OP] 1056h [+264h OP]
2.900€ 5.800€ 7.990€

Based on the idea that sculpting means to model, carve or sculpt in clay, stone or wood and that there are many available styles, Barcelona Academy of Art sculpture program revolves around the learning of techniques and language of realistic and naturalistic. Sculpture and its connection to 19th and 20th Catalan and Spanish figurative traditions will play a major role too.


Through modeling in clay and drawing, the program provides the necessary tools to advance in the figurative sculpture, helping the student develop the skills needed to judge and solve their own questions.

Our objective is to help students develop their artistic skills and techniques, apply an objective eye to their own work and make the right questions at the right time during the project.

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Sculpture is drawing in space, so students will need to learn concepts such as perspective, gesture and proportion, and how to accurately observe and translate them into a volumetric work. Students need to include what they learned in the drawing program in order to understand the Barcelona Academy of Art sculpture method. Thus, they will study drawing 3h a day. Students will only be able to understand the variety of forms, movements, details and points of view, once they are able to consider all the nuances in a drawing.

Our methodology aims at making students feel confident before every step and the decisions the make. This will endow them with a much needed feeling of confidence.

By practicing the visual analysis, students will be able to accurately represent what they see and therefore, have greater control over their work. Once this skill is learned, the artist will be free to decide how to represent reality.

  • Intensive programs students may join the course at the beginning of a period [September-January-March]. See school calendar.
  • Applications are only accepted online [forms on the websites of each course] or filling out the form at the Academy.
  • Places will be assigned following a strict order of received applications.
  • When the groups are full, extra applications received will be part of the reservation list.
  • Maximum period for submission of applications:

Fall term: July 10
Winter term: November 30
Spring term: February 28

  • Once admitted the student will be asked to confirm his/her place with a non-refundable deposit (by bank transfer) which corresponds to 10 % of the total fee of his/her course.
  • The remaining tuition fee will be paid on the dates indicated in the confirmation e-mail.
  • Failure to pay the non-refundable deposit will automatically leave the place available for a student in the reservation list.

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