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Christmas Holidays at the BAA

Last week, the lessons for the first term at the Barcelona Academy of Art got to their end, and after three months of work come the well-deserved Christmas holidays. The Academy will be closed for two weeks to prepare new spaces such as a portrait room. We wish you happy holidays from the BAA. See you the 7th of January!  

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News from the BAA

The Barcelona Academy of Art keeps working to offer a program of study as complete as possible for students. To this end, the academy has incorporated a new subject, Copy of great masters, that complements the anatomy lessons tauht by the teacher Terra Chapman. In this subject, students practise the study of the human figure by studying and copying drawings made by classic artists. This kind of exercice aims to work new methods of observation external to the sight-size, and to learn to analyse the expressive language of the different artists. In addition to this new subject and as we informed in advance this holidays, the academy counts with a new portrait room in which students can practise with live ...

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Saturdays of portrait at Parisii Bistrot

Two Saturdays per month, some BAA students with anybody that wants to have a good time meet to enjoy an evening of portrait with live model in the Parisii Bistrot. Sessions go on for three hours with shifts every 25 minutes and cost 10 euros that include the fees for the model, a drink, paper and pencil. If the participant wishes to, can bring its own material, for example to make a painting alla prima. Every weekend the model varies and the setup (pose and illumination) is based in those of XIXth century ateliers. If you like painting and drawing and you want to spend a nice Saturday in an unbeatable athmosphere, don’t hesitate to join the portrait sessions in Parisii Bistrot, carrer Aribau, 31, ground floor, Barcelona. For more information, you can find the ...

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The Pixar exhibition arrives to Barcelona

Last 5 of February was the inauguration of The Pixar Art Exhibition. 25 Years of Animation in Barcelona. After being held in cities like Madrid or New York, CaixaForum has brought to Barcelona a fundamental exhibition for all the lovers of digital animation, and essentially for those who enjoy the shorts and filmsmade by Pixar. The Pixar Art Exhibition. 25 Years of Animation presents a tour on the evolution of the company from its begginings in the animation sector with its debut on the big screen with Toy Story (1995), the first animation movie entirely made by computer, to its last creations like Brave (2012) and Monsters University (2013). The exhibition is divided in different rooms in which the visitor can ...

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New workshops during the Easter

The Easter is near and the Barcelona Academy of Art has organized three new workshops. Each of them lasts for 5 days because they are destined to those who, because of a lack of time, can’t join a longer program at the academy. The programmed workshops are the following: –Human figure drawing: Drawing is the basic tool for the development of all artistic activity and allows the student to reach a solid technic and theoretical basis. Pencil drawing helps practicing the development of a sketch in which gesture, proportion and precision are analyzed. Also, the charcoal drawing, with a longer duration, allows to go in depth with concepts like chiaroscuro and tonal value. –Urban sketch drawing: The sketch is a quick ...

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Experience the presence of painting in the cinema at BAA’s Cinefórum

The past month of March a new activity was presented at the BAA, the Cinefórum. The Cinefórum is a space dedicated to the cinema sphere in which participants can educate their perception and familiarize with the seventh art. Every session counts with the the view of an independent cinema movie or a documentary film in which the interdisciplinariety of cinema with other arts is well exposed. By now, two films have already been projected such as Drifting Clouds, by Aki Kaurismäki, and Freaks, by Tod Browning. This week is Partie de campagne’s turn, by Jean Renoir, the son of impressionst painter Pierre Auguste Renoir. His paintings are shown in the film to provoke a reflection  about the relationships between the cinema ...

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Summer workshops at the Academy

For this summer, the Barcelona Academy of Art has prepared a series of workshops for all kinds of artists that you can’t miss! Concept Art with Rafater: Digital art course that will focus on the design process of one character with Photoshop. The student will learn to work from imagination creating beings, objects and landscapes. Sculpture with Grzegorz Gwiazda: The course is centered in the process of making a clay sculpture from a life model. The student will learn to capture proportions, gesture and human figure structure through different observation methods. Digital sculpture: Digital sculpture course in which the student will learn to build and design characters and objects from imagination. During the course, the materials will be the digital ...

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The BAA opens its doors for the new academic year

 After a long summer, the Barcelona Academy of Art is ready to welcome the 2014-2015 academic year. During this holidays months, the BAA installations have been set up so as to receive the new students that are joining for their first year and for the new activities that will be carried out by the the students that are specializing in their second year. In this way, the academy will count this year with two model rooms for drawing and painting, one sculpture area, two drawing areas, and an individualized spaces area where students develop their work. The past first and second of October the presentations for the new students took place and there they saw first hand the Sight-Size method, ...

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Open House Days at Barcelona Academy of Art

Next Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September , from 11am to 2pm and from 3pm to 8pm Barcelona Academy of Art will open its doors to all those people interested in visiting our facilities and training program. The teachers will guide visitors through the facilities to explain every detail of the classrooms and school methodologies. In addition, all those interested parties will have personalized advice and will be able to formalize their registration for any academic period at  the school. Please remember that classes will begin on Monday September 30th.

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