Drawing | Painting

The Barcelona Academy of Art is a highly specialised school that offers a complete study plan and teaching methods originated in the Renaissance and brought back to life by the main Realistic Academic Ateliers of the late 19th century (in particular by great painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, Léon Bonnat and Carolus-Durán). The Barcelona Academy of Art study plan does not limit students to copying what they observe but aims at teaching them to interpret using a strict analysis process based on traditional methods.

The Academy uses teaching methods based on the 19th century and, therefore, the regular Painting course starts out with the basics of drawing.

IMPORTANT

Only those students who come from other schools in which they employ the same methodologies that we follow at the Barcelona Academy of Art, may validate part or all of the study program, according to their progress in the previous schools.

Objectives


  • Train and achieve high level observation skills.
  • Learn the procedure of analytical drawing.
  • Work the concepts of chiaroscuro and tonal value.
  • Learn basic concepts of anatomy, gesture and proportion.
  • Assimilate the process of analytical painting.
  • Practice the concepts of shade and saturation related to color theory and based on tonal value.
  • Recognize the color pigments and their combinations.
  • Learn about graphic expressive tools to represent what we want.

Methodology


The regular Drawing | Painting course consists of a series of exercises that the student is required to complete at his/her own pace. Every day a professor approaches the student’s workplace and gives feedback on his/her work, indicating all the aspects of the exercise that are to be corrected, reinforced or improved. Only when the clearly defined outcome is reached on a given project, the student is able to begin the next exercise, which will increase in complexity. Thus, each student will continue until completing all of the course exercises.

FINAL CRITIQUE

At the end of each trimester, students receive an individual and personalized critique where their teachers are present. It assesses five areas: attendance, performance, effort, attitude and progress.

Study Period


The minimum period of time for registering in a regular course is one term or semester (3 months). At the Barcelona Academy of Art we divide each course into three academic periods of 11 weeks each.

The students can start the selected program at the beginning of each one of these terms, either in a continuous or discontinued way.

The application deadline is based on the chosen starting period.

The time spent in completing each exercise, and, consequently, in completing a course is different and varies from student to student.

STANDARD DURATION

A Full-Time student takes on average three years to complete the Drawing | Painting course.

See School Calendar

Modalities


All regular courses can be completed full-time or part-time.

  • FULL-TIME
  • PART-TIME
FULL-TIME

The full-time regular Drawing | Painting course is 6 to 8 hours of supervised study from Monday to Friday. The students in this modality take all the subject classes, which include subjects from the Traditional Program (19th Century) plus the Seminars.

Scholarships and Grants

Students in a regular full-time course are eligible to apply for one of our Barcelona Academy of Art scholarships. Application forms are sent to all registered students at the end of each academic period and scholarships are assigned before the beginning of each term.

IMPORTANT

To complete a course, it is necessary that the student passes all the subjects included both in the Traditional Program and the Seminars.

PART-TIME

Based on availability, the Barcelona Academy of Art offers non-intensive courses. The Academy’s Atelier structure creates a perfect atmosphere for the interaction between full-time and part-time students. Therefore, there are different learning levels customised for each student within a classroom. To take a regular course part-time means that the student works on the same exercises as a full-time student but is able to organise his/her schedule according to his/her availability and budget. This means that the student can enrol in the course classes one at a time.

Characteristics

The places are limited and the days chosen by the student must be set when registering.

The part-time student has to choose:

SUBJECTS

Choose from the subjects of the Traditional Program (19th century) and the Seminars.

SCHEDULE

Choose the number of days you want to attend and the time that suits you best from among those available.

TERMS

Registrations open at the beginning of each term, 1 term lasting 3 months.

IMPORTANT

There is no flexibility once the term has begun, and the days lost are not recoverable (except absences due to force majeure). These absences must in all cases be notified to the administration department, who will act in accordance with the BAA policy.

Content


Drawing, present in some level in all disciplines at the school, is the backbone of the learning process at the Barcelona Academy of Art. Without having a solid base in drawing, most problems that arise throughout an artistic career are very difficult to overcome. Painting is a natural continuation of drawing, adding temperature and a variety of colours. As the students progress into more complex exercises, the professors encourage them to start experimenting with the technique and colours, for the students to find their artistic voice.

The Drawing | Painting course includes the Traditional Program (19th Century) subjects, along with all its corresponding seminars.

  • TRADITIONAL PROGRAM (19TH CENTURY)
  • SEMINARS
TRADITIONAL PROGRAM (19TH CENTURY)

Teaching methods originated in the Renaissance and brought back to life by the main Realistic Academic Ateliers of the late 19th century (in particular by great painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, Léon Bonnat and Carolus-Durán).

Still life drawing and painting

Bargue Plates Drawing
Cast Drawing and Painting
Still Life Painting

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Human Figure Drawing and Painting

Long Pose Drawing and Painting
Pencil Drawing and Painting
Portrait Drawing and Painting

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Once all Still Life and Human Figure exercises are completed (first in drawing, following in painting), the student is prepared to start his/her final painting project.

SEMINARS

The seminars complement the regular program’s tradicional teaching and are based on working on concepts, techniques and other relevant aspects to fully train the contemporary artist.

Seminars | Beginners

FALL TERM

WINTER TERM

SPRING TERM

MORNING

from 10 to 11:30h

Artistic Anatomy

Artistic Anatomy

Artistic Anatomy

MORNING

from 11:30 to 13h

Art History

Art History

Art History

AFTERNOON

from 14 to 16h

Expressive and Experimental Drawing

Expressive and Experimental Drawing

Dynamic Drawing

AFTERNOON

from 16:15 to 17:45h

Creativity and Critical Thinking

Creativity and Critical Thinking

Creativity and Critical Thinking

Seminars | Intermediate

FALL TERM

WINTER TERM

SPRING TERM

MORNING

from 10 to 13h

Concept Art

Composition, Perception and Abstraction

Landscape

AFTERNOON

from 14 to 17h

Light and Form

Constructive Drawing

Extra-academic Portrait

Schedules and Fees


  • FULL-TIME
  • PART-TIME
FULL-TIME

Monday thru Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Afternoon classes: from 6 to 8pm, 1 class per week is mandatory.

Full-time mode includes all the subjects in the Traditional Program (19th Century) and the Drawing | Painting Seminars.

2.900/1 term

3 months
Bookings

5.800/2 terms

6 months
Bookings

PART-TIME

Traditional Program (19th Century)


Still Life Drawing and Painting

  • Monday thru Thursday from 10am to 1pm
  • Monday thru Thursday from 2pm to 5pm

428/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 816€ [66h]
  • 3 days: 1.164€ [99h]
  • 4 days: 1.472€ [132h]

856/1 day

6 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 1.632€ [132h]
  • 3 days: 2.328€ [198h]
  • 4 days: 2.944€ [264h]

Human Figure Drawing and Painting

Long Pose Drawing and Painting

  • Monday thru Thursday from 10am to 1pm
  • Monday thru Thursday from 2pm to 5pm

754/2 days

3 months
Bookings

  • 3 days: 1.020€ [99h]
  • 4 days: 1.370€ [132h]

1.508/2 days

6 months
Bookings

  • 3 days: 2.040€ [198h]
  • 4 days: 2.740€ [264h]

Pencil Drawing and Painting

Monday and Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday from 6pm to 8pm

(Second group) Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

192/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 384€ [44h]
  • 3 days: 575€ [66h]
  • 4 days: 760€ [88h]
  • 5 days: 950€ [110h]

384/1 day

6 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 768€ [88h]
  • 3 days: 1.150€ [132h]
  • 4 days: 1.520€ [176h]
  • 5 days: 1.900€ [220h]

Portrait Pencil Drawing and Painting

Monday and Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm

192/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 384€ [44h]

384/1 day

6 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 768€ [88h]

Seminars


Seminars | Beginners

Artistic Anatomy

Fall, Winter and Spring Periods
Friday from 9:30am to 11am

285/1 term

3 months
Bookings

  • 16,5 hours

570/2 terms

6 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Art History

Fall, Winter and Spring Period
Friday from 11:30am to 1pm

285/1 term

3 months
Bookings

  • 16,5 hours

570/2 terms

6 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Expressive and Dynamic Drawing

Fall, Winter and Spring Period
Friday from 2pm to 5pm

570/1 term

3 months
Bookings

  • 16,5 hours

1.140/2 terms

6 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Seminars | Intermediate

FALL TERM

WINTER TERM

SPRING TERM

Concept Art

Friday from 10am to 1pm

570/Fall Term

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Light and Form

Friday from 2pm to 4pm

456/Fall Term

3 meses
Reservar plaza

  • 33 hours

Composition and Abstraction

Friday from 10am to 1pm

570/Fall Term

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Constructive Drawing

Friday from 2pm to 5pm

570/Fall Term

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Oil Landscape

Friday from 10am to 1pm

570/Spring Term

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Extra-academic Portrait

Friday from 2pm to 5pm

570/Spring Term

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Registrations


Registrations are open throughout the year and we admit new students at the beginning of each period. Depending on the term in which the student wants to join, there areregistration deadlines. The minimum registration time is always of a term and from there, students can continue their study period. Students can take courses in a continous matter or choose to take a break in between enrollments.

Place Reservation

  • Students can join at the beginning of a period (October-January-March). See School Calendar.
  • Applications are only accepted online.
  • During the admissions process, all applications received before the deadline will be considered, even if the student did not receive an immediate reply after submitting his/her application. Applications received after the deadline (those received after the maximum allowed time) will go on the waiting list of the chosen period.
  • Should there be no available places for the chosen period, the application will automatically be placed on the next available term.
  • Application deadline:

Fall Period: July 10 | Winter Period: November 30 | Spring Period: February 28

Method of Payment

  • All payments are to be made by bank wire transfer to the account number that is detailed in the place confirmation email.
  • Once the student is admitted, he/she is required to confirm his/her place by making a non-refundable deposit. The non-refundable deposit equals to a 10% of the total of the course the student enrolled in.
  • The remaining of the registration fees is to be paid within the dates detailed in the place confirmation email, which equal to the payment of the term the student enrolled in and it is always paid in advance. If the non-refundable deposit is not paid, the student’s place becomes automatically available to the next student on the waiting list.
  • Students can ask for a refund (except for the non-refundable deposit amount), which will be refunded according to the Academy’s internal policy.
  • If any changes need to be made after the student’s place is confirmed, an administrative fee will be applied.
  • If a student is absent for a long period of time without justification, he/she cannot ask for a refund for the course fees.

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