Introducing Grzegorz Gwiazda

The Barcelona Academy of Art is very pleased to welcome guest professor Grzegorz Gwiazda, who will join the sculpture program from January to March, 2018 (Winter period).


Grzegorz Gwiazda will be teaching the following subjects:

All these subjects are part of the Intensive Sculpture program. Part-time students will also be able to register on them individually.

Abstract Dynamic Composition will consist of a short lecture, a revision of inspirational projects and a model exercise that will help students understand the basic elements of sculpture like composition, rhythm, mass, direction of forms, etc.

Sculpture Storytelling will focus on two main concepts: 1) building the sculpture as a whole (as opposed to dividing the sculpture into body-rest) and 2) the construction of a narrative surrounding the sculpture through the addition of objects and artefacts. The importance of the study of anatomy will also play a major role in this course as students will be working on anatomical detail and its connection to gesture and touch.


  • Student is able to recognize, make a project and create dynamic composition.
  • Student can communicate using specific terminology.
  • Student is able to make a sculpture that expresses his/her idea.
  • Student gains the ability to avoid obvious rhythms of forms in their sculptures (in general composition and on the surface of the sculpture).
  • Student becomes aware that studying the nature (a body) is studying the forms that remain in a specific relation. This idea allows him/her to be more creative and to choose and stress some elements of composition in order to make the sculpture stronger.
  • Student understands that making the sculpture is creating a “new being”, a new life which can’t be a mere copy of a model.
  • Student grows in the knowledge of the history of art. (S)he learns how to use the works of old masters as an inspiration for their own work.

The Abstract Dynamic Composition has the following objectives:

  • Break natural tendency of brain to repeat elements and prevent from making all of them similar.
  • Recognize a variety of elements while studying the nature.
  • Understand that studying the nature (a body) is studying the forms that remain in the specific relation. This idea allows students to be more creative, and to choose and stress some elements of the composition in order to make the sculpture stronger.

Language of instruction

English is the primary language of instruction. Students are required to have a minimum English proficiency since all communications will be held in this language.


The workshop does not include the final piece (the student won’t be able to keep the exercise). Students will be allowed to take photographs thoughout the working process and the final result.


Please click on your preferred subject and fill in the online registration form.

  • Schedule
  • Tutor
  • Materials
  • Price
  • Reservations
  • Thursdays, 10am to 1pm | Regular 19th Century Program: Cast/Still Life* // Figure Modelling*
  • Fridays, 10am to 1pm | Abstract Dynamic Composition*
  • Fridays 2-5pm | Sculpture Storytelling*

*These subjects are part of the Intensive Sculpture Program.

Grzegorz Gwiazda

Grzegorz Gwiazda

More information

Clay and wood structures included in the price.

Complete list of tools needed to be confirmed.

Thursdays, 10am to 1pm | Regular 19th Century Program: Cast/Still Life

3 months 6 months 9 months
1 day [33h] 375€ [66h] 750€ [99h] 1.020€

Thursdays, 10am to 1pm | Figure Modelling

3 months 6 months 9 months
1 day 500€ 1.000€ 1.200€
2 days 1.000€ 2.000€ 2.400€
3 days 1.200€ 2.400€ 3.000€
4 days 1.400€ 2.800€ 3.600€

Fridays, 10am to 1pm | Abstract Dynamic Composition

Winter period [January-March]
1 day 700€

Fridays 2-5pm | Sculpture Storytelling

Winter period [January-March]
1 day 700€

Intensive Sculpture Program

3 months 6 months 9 months
Teaching hours 420h 840h 1260h
Price 2.640€ 5.280€ 7.000€

Please click on your preferred subject and fill in the online registration form.


  • Applications will only be accepted online [forms available on the website of each course] or by filling out the form at the Academy.
  • Places will be assigned following a strict order of received applications.
  • When groups are complete, extra applications will be part of the reservation list.

Payment method

  • Once admitted, the student will receive an email to confirm the place. In this email, the administration team will include all the necessary information and instructions on payment dues.
  • If the student fails to pay the fee/s on the date/s specified in the confirmation email, the place will automatically be available for a student in the reservation list.

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