At the Barcelona Academy of Art each course is composed of a series of exercises that the student must work on until completing the syllabus. The methodology implies that each student works on the exercises at their own pace and progresses in the program of the chosen course progressively.

Every day the students receive critique from a different teacher who will offer individual comments on the current exercise the student is working on. The critique will always be focused on getting the student to assimilate the concepts to work in each stage of their learning.

Students must work every day on their exercise, receive criticism, and continue working to correct / modify / improve all aspects that the tutor has suggested. The objective is that the day arrives when the teacher considers the exercise completed and gives the student the next task to be carried out according to the curriculum of the course.

At the end of each trimester, students receive an individual and personalised critique where all their professors are present. It assesses five areas: attendance, performance, effort, attitude and progress, from which the student get a final grade.

Following the example of other studios and schools such as The Florence Academy of Art (Florence, Italy and Möndall, Sweden), Charles H. Cecil Studios (Florence, Italy), London Atelier of Representational Art [LARA] (London, U.K.), Angel Academy of Art (Florence, Italy), Russian Academy of Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia and Florence, Italy), Grand Central Academy (New York, USA) or Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (Los Angeles, USA), among other, the Barcelona Academy of Art joins in their initiative to recover traditional methodologies for an excellent formation of the contemporary figurative artist.

The Atelier system

The Atelier system is a structured and systematic pedagogical method that emerged around the 17th century and that is transmitted from tutor to student.

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The Sight-Size method

Sight-Size is a teaching method based on the accuracy of the drawing achieved by comparing the real model with the work.

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