Drawing and Painting of the Human Figure

Course on natural human figure drawing and painting based on the figurative tradition of great artists.

We, at the Barcelona Academy of Art, consider drawing as the most important element and starting point of any artistic development. Pencil drawing the human figure, students mainly focus on the development of a sketch or a short-term note, practicing and applying knowledge on fitting, gesture, proportion and precision. With charcoal drawing applied to fixed pose or long-term exercises, the student is introduced to working in bulk, drawing with spots and a variety of chiaroscuro values, on an analytical and studied way to later translate this knowledge into the painting.


  • A minimum of 8 students is required to open this workshop.
  • Places will be assigned following a strict order of enrollment.
  • A maximum of 15 students.


6-10 July [drawing]
13-17 July [painting]

3-7 August [drawing]
10-14 August [painting]

7-11 September [drawing]








For the first session:

  • HB pencils (2H and 2B are also recommended)
  • Canson drawing paper, DIN A4, neutral tone (white or cream)
  • Art eraser
  • Adhesive tape
  • Sand paper
  • Professors
  • Prices
  • Registrations

To be Confirmed



  • 25 hours

NOTE: new students cannot enroll in just the painting course without having taken the drawing course. Only students who are already familiar witht he method can independently take the painting course.


  • Applications are only accepted online [forms on the websites of each course].
  • 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.

Payment method

  • Once a student is admitted, he/she will be asked to confirm his/her place with a non- refundable deposit (via bank transfer) equivalent to 10% of the total course amount.
  • The rest of the registration fee should be paid on the dates indicated in the enrolment confirmation email.
  • Should the student fail to pay the corresponding amount on the dates indicated, his/her place will automatically be available for a student in the waiting list.

IMPORTANT: As a general rule, no refunds are allowed except in cases of extreme gravity or urgency. In such cases, the student may be required to present the necessary documentation to certify that what he / she communicates is true. The Committee will evaluate each situation and the Administration Department will communicate the final decision to the student. This decision will be final and unappealable.

In any case, the student will assume an amount to be confirmed by the administration department in terms of fees, which will generally correspond to 10% of the amount pertaining to the canceled period.

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