Concept Art

In this course, the student will work with the models, in two set-ups studied to enhance different aspects of painting. We will treat especially the color, temperature and light – both artificial and natural – to study its behaviour to achieve a correct representation.

We will present a combination of settings, historical and cultural, and even recreate more contemporary and surrealist scenarios. On special occasions we can work with animals, always making sure and guaranteeing that they will not suffer any damage.

One of the main objectives of this subject is to provide the student with strategies that will allow him to represent the motive in a direct way, Alla Prima and with an impressionistic character, where the concepts worked during the regular program are put to the test in a more immediate analysis . Thus, you learn to manage and combine the concepts of fit, value, color and composition in an agile and satisfactory way.

Concept Art is the prelude to the seminar on Composition, Perception and Abstraction.


  • Learn to work with masses.
  • Dominate the values.
  • Manage information in favor of simplification (how much to sacrifice to reinforce the message).
  • Master color harmonies.
  • Master temperatures in the painting.
  • Understand the basic rules of composition.
  • Learn to represent artificial, natural lights applied to different types of materials.



Fall Term


Friday from 10 to 13h




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Gerard Castellví Gascó

Gerard Castellví Gascó

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570/1 term

3 months

  • 33 hours



Registrations are open all year, and we admit new students at the beginning of each term. Depending on the trimestre in which the students wish to join, there are different closing dates for registration. The minimum enrolment time is always one term, and from there, each student can renew their registration for one or more terms. Students can pursue their studies on a continuous basis, or choose to space their registrations.


  • Students may join at the beginning of a term [October-January-March]. See school calendar.
  • Applications will only be accepted online [form available at the bottom of this section, and in the upper left margin of the course page] or by filling out the form in the Academy itself.
  • The estimated response time of the Admissions Department is between 2 and 15 days.
  • For the admission process, all applications received before the end date will be taken into account, even if the student has not received an immediate response after the application was sent. Applications received after the deadline will be placed in the waiting list for the requested trimestre.
  • In the eventuality that there is no free places in the requested trimestre, the application will automatically be moved to the next term.
  • Due dates for submitting applications:

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

Payment system

  • All payments are to be made by bank transfer to the account number specified in the confirmation email.
  • Once the student is admitted, you will be asked to confirm the booking through the payment of a non-refundable deposit. The non-refundable deposit corresponds to 10% of the total of the course.
  • The rest of the enrolment must be paid within the dates specified in the confirmation email at the rate of one payment per trimestre, and always in advance. In case of not paying the non-refundable deposit, the place will be automatically available for another student.
  • Students may request a refund (except the amount of the non-refundable deposit) that will be resolved in accordance with the school’s internal policy.
  • Any change applied once the student’s place is confirmed will involve the payment of an administrative fee.
  • Long periods of unjustified absence do not entail the reimbursement of the amount of the course.

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