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5 Week Intensive Course

5 Week Intensive Course

 

Summer 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.

Aims
  • 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.

Drawing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 Morning (10am to 1pm) Introduction + Blocking
Theory
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
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 3 Morning (10am to 1pm) Long Pose Painting Long Pose Painting Concept Art Long Pose Painting Long Pose Painting + last session
Afternoon (2pm to 5pm) Portrait Portrait Sculpture portrait - Structure Portrait Transfer drawing

Painting

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: 20th July to 21st August 2020


Timetable: 10am to 5pm


Language: Spanish & English


Price: €2,275 (Full Course) | €1,395 (3 week drawing-only course)

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