Drawing | Sculpture

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 Realist Academic Ateliers of the late 19th Century (in particular the teachings from master painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, Léon Bonnat and Carolus-Durán). By following the Barcelona Academy of Art study plan, students are not limited to copying what they observe but learning how to interpret it instead, after a strict analysis process based on the traditional methods.

The Barcelona Academy of Art works using teaching methods from the 19th century, and therefore, the regular Sculpture course also starts out with 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


  • To sharpen our observation skills.
  • Learn the art of drawing in space.
  • Learn the process of creating a portrait.
  • Learn the process of building an entire human figure.

Methodology


The Barcelona Academy of Art works using teaching methods based on the 19th Century, and therefore, the regular Sculpture program starts out with an important study load focused on drawing.

We believe drawing to be an essential tool for learning sculpture. Learning to observe and relate the internal information on 2D, as the precision in outlining, are concepts that applied to sculpture help in its interpretation and the many points of views that is has.

The Drawing | Sculpture regular course consists of a series of exercises that the student is required to complete at his/her own pace. Every day a different professor will approach the student’s workplace and provide feedback on his/her work, indicating the points to correct, reinforce or improve on the exercise. 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 Barcelona Academy of Art we divide each course in three academic terms of 11 weeks each.

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

The application deadline is based on the chosen starting term.

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 | Sculpture 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 | Sculpture course consists of 6 to 8 hours of supervised study from Monday to Friday. The students using 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 Academy of Art scholarships. Application forms are sent 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 internal policy of the BAA.

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. Sculpture is drawing in space. Beginner students start out by studying the human figure to then go into the modeling. Finally, they move onto the sculpture of a torso and, to complete the program, a real size figure sculpture. As the students progress into more complex projects, professors encourage them to experiment using the technique and size for the student to find his/her own expressive language.

The Drawing | Sculpture 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-Duran).

First Year

Still Life Sculpture

Cast Sculpture
Cast: Still Life

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Human Figure Sculpture

Human Figure Modeling
Portrait Sculpture
Cast: Human Figure

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Human Figure Drawing (sculpture)

Long Pose Drawing
Pencil Drawing

More information

Second Year

Sculpture

Human Figure Modeling
Bas-Relief
Portrait Sculpture
Sculptural Studies
Composition
Self-Portrait
Cast: Human Figure

More information

Human Figure Drawing (sculpture)

Post-academic Portrait
Constructive Drawing
Pencil Drawing

More information

Third Year

Sculpture

Human Figure Modeling
Sculptural Studies
Personal Project
Cast: Human Figure

More information

Human Figure Drawing (sculpture)

Pencil Drawing

More information

SEMINARS

Personal Project

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 | Beginner

FALL TERM

WINTER TERM

SPRING TERM

MORNING

from 9:30 to 11h

Artistic Anatomy

Artistic Anatomy

Artistic Anatomy

MORNING

from 11:30 to 13h

Art History

Art History

Art History

AFTERNOON

from 14 to 17h

Expressive Drawing

Expressive Drawing

Dynamic Drawing

Seminars | Intermediate

FALL TERM

WINTER TERM

SPRING TERM

MORNING

from 10 to 13h

Sculpture Portrait

Sculpture Portrait

Sculpture Portrait

AFTERNOON

from 14 to 17h

Low Relief/Clothing

Sculpture Composition

Extra-academic Portrait

Schedules and Fees


  • FULL-TIME
  • PART-TIME
FULL-TIME

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

Mandatory afternoon class: Tuesday from 6 to 8pm.

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 Sculpture

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

375/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 715€ [66h]
  • 3 days: 1.020€ [99h]
  • 4 days: 1.290€ [132h]

750/1 day

6 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 1.430€ [132h]
  • 3 days: 2.040€ [198h]
  • 4 days: 2.580€ [264h]

Human Figure Modeling

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday from 10am to 1pm

570/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 1.140€ [66h]
  • 3 days: 1.370€ [99h]
  • 4 days: 1.598€ [132h]

1.140/1 day

6 months
Bookings

  • 2 days: 2.280€ [132h]
  • 3 days: 2.740€ [198h]
  • 4 days: 3.196€ [264h]

Sculpture Portrait

  • Friday from 10am to 1pm

570/1 day

3 months
Bookings

1.140/1 day

6 months
Bookings

Human Figure Drawing and Painting: Long Pose

  • 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]

Human Figure Drawing and Painting: Pencil Drawing

  • Monday and/or Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • 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 Drawing and Painting: Pencil Drawing

  • Monday and/or 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 | Beginner

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 Periods
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 Periods
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

Sculpture Portrait

Friday from 10am to 1pm

570/1 day

3 months
Bookings

Low-relief/Clothing

Friday from 2pm to 4pm

375/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Sculpture Portrait

Friday from 10am to 1pm

570/1 day

3 months
Bookings

Sculpture Composition

Friday from 2pm to 5pm

570/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Sculpture Portrait

Friday from 10am to 1pm

570/1 day

3 months
Bookings

Extra-Academic Portrait

Friday from 2pm to 5pm

570/1 day

3 months
Bookings

  • 33 hours

Registrations


Registration is open all year and students are admitted at the beginning of each period. Depending on the semester in which the student wants to join, there are registration 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 semester, the application is automatically placed on the next available semester.
  • 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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