5 Week Intensive Course
The BAA offers an intensive 5 week highly specialised course in drawing and painting, based on the academic methodologies of the great masters of 19th century painting.
It is specially designed to take students of all levels through a series of different exercises aimed at developing their observation skills and precision in drawing and painting, learning classical and academic methodology.
The course focuses in a complete, specific way on the drawing and painting of the human figure, portrait, working from a natural model, and on a theoretical basis, students will learn how to use the Sight-Size method, proportion, gesture, and important anatomical points. They will also learn to understand chiaroscuro and colour management based on the reduced palette of Zorn and Velázquez.
This course is complemented by enriching subjects in the programme such as landscape, composition and portrait sculpture.
The course is an adaptation of the regular full-time programme offered by the Barcelona Academy of Art and includes the main and most important points to work on in just 5 weeks.
- To learn how to use the Sight-Size method.
- To train the gaze to be rigorous.
- To acquire a procedure for carrying out an analytical study drawing.
- To work on the concepts of chiaroscuro and tonal value.
- To learn the basic concepts of anatomy, gesture and proportion.
- To acquire a procedure for carrying out an analytical study painting.
- To learn about the reduced palette and its use and mixtures.
- To learn about the landscape palette.
- To learn the process of making a portrait.
- To learn the strategy to follow when developing a project.
- To learn the principles of composition.
|Week 1||Morning (10am to 1pm)||Introduction + Blocking
|Long Pose Drawing||Composition & Concept Art||Value Theory||Long Pose Drawing|
|Afternoon (2pm to 5pm)||Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Studies||Sketch drawing||Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Studies|
|Week 2||Morning (10am to 1pm)||Light & Form||Long Pose Drawing||Composition & Concept Art||Long Pose Drawing||Long Pose Drawing + assessment|
|Afternoon (2pm to 5pm)||Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Studies||Sketch drawing||Bargue Studies||Bargue Studies|
|Week 3||Morning (10am to 1pm)||Long Pose Drawing||Long Pose Drawing||Concept Art||Long Pose Drawing||Long Pose Drawing + last session|
|Afternoon (2pm to 5pm)||Portrait||Portrait||Sculpture portrait - Structure||Portrait||Transfer drawing|
|Week 4||Morning (10am to 1pm)||Introduction to painting||Long Pose Painting||Landscape / Urban Sketch||Color Theory||Long Pose Painting|
|Afternoon (2pm to 5pm)||Long Pose Painting||Portrait||Long Pose Painting||Portrait|
|Week 5||Morning (10am to 1pm)||Materials Theory||Long Pose Painting||Landscape / Urban Sketch||Long Pose Painting||Final Painting Critique|
|Afternoon (2pm to 5pm)||Long Pose Painting||Portrait||Portrait||Final Portrait Critique|
Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a cosmopolitan, Mediterranean city that integrates Roman remains, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of modernism and 20th century avant-garde. Its history goes back to Roman times, giving it an incredible cultural development that promoted the latest artistic trends. Antoni Gaudí is without doubt the architect most associated with Barcelona. His works, for example La Pedrera, Park Güell and the Sagrada Família are world famous icons that attract thousands of visitors every day.
The city also has a strong pictorial tradition, painters such as Fortuny, Sorolla and Picasso have been great influences and have given the city its international renown. Barcelona is home to numerous art galleries and prestigious art museums, such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the essential MEAM, Europe's first figurative art museum.
Dates: 26th July to 27th August 2021
Timetable: 10am to 5pm
Language: Spanish & English
Price: €2,275 (Full Course) | €1,395 (3 week drawing-only course)
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