Drawing and Sculpture
The intensive Drawing | Sculpture programme includes an extensive study plan that incorporates all the mechanisms of traditional academics related to drawing and sculpture in order to provide the student with all the aesthetic and expressive resources of a professional artist. Students have 6 to 8 hours of supervised study from Monday to Friday. The students of this course work with all the subjects of the programme, which consists of the subjects of the 19th century Traditional Programme as well as the Seminars of the Drawing | Sculpture curriculum.
- To train the eye to be thorough.
- To learn the technique of spatial drawing.
- To learn the process of constructing a portrait.
- To learn the process of constructing the complete human figure.
In accordance with the 19th century methodologies with which the school works, the regular sculpture programme begins with an important focus on drawing.
We believe that drawing is a fundamental tool for learning sculpture. Learning to observe and relate information in 2D will facilitate the interpretation and the multiple points of view of a 3D sculpture.
The regular Drawing | Sculpture course consists of a series of assignments that the student must complete at their own pace. Each day a different teacher will come to each student's workspace and offer a critique of their work, indicating all the aspects to be improved in their work. Only when performance is satisfactory according to each level's objectives can the student begin the next assignment, which will be at a level immediately above the previous one. This way, the student will advance until all the exercises of the course are completed.
At the end of each term, the students receive an individual, personalised final critique attended by all their teachers. Five general areas are evaluated: attendance, performance, effort, attitude and progress. A final average grade is given based on this.
The time that each student spends on each assignment, and consequently on finishing a course, is totally individual, and may be different from other students. The standard amount of time a full-time student spends completing the Drawing | Sculpture course is three academic years.
In order to complete a course, the student must pass all the subjects that make it up, both the Traditional Programme and the Seminars of the chosen curriculum.
The minimum enrolment time for standard courses is always one term or semester [3 months]. At the Barcelona Academy of Art, each academic year is divided into three periods of eleven weeks each. [See Calendar]
Students can join the chosen programme at the beginning of each term and progress on a continuous basis, or they can choose to let some time pass between each enrolment.
Depending on the period in which students want to join, there are maximum deadlines for receiving applications. [See application deadlines]
|Monday - Thursday||Friday|
|1st Year||2nd Year||3rd Year||1st Year||2nd Year||3rd Year|
|Morning 10 - 13h||1st term: Cast Sculpture — 2nd/ 3rd term: Human Figure Sculpture||1st term: Human Figure Sculpture — 2nd/ 3rd term: Man and Woman Torso||1st term: 3/4 Reclining Figure—2nd term: Torso Portraiture with Cloth—3rd term: Life-Size||1st and 3rd term: Anatomy—2nd term: Light and Form — History of Art||1st term: Human Figure Sculpture — 2nd/3rd term: Man and Woman Torso||1st term: 3/4 Reclining Figure — 2nd term: Torso Portraiture with Cloth—3rd term: Life-Size|
|Afternoon 14 - 17h||Human Figure: Long Pose Drawing||Human Figure Long Pose Drawing||1st term: Hands/Feet — 2nd term: Sculpture Project: Pillow —3rd term: Self-Portrait/Life-Size||Expressive Drawing||Sculpture Portrait||Sculpture Portrait|
|Evening 18 - 20h||Drawing and Painting: Pencil or Portrait / Sculpture Studies (Tuesdays)|
|* Optional sessions|
|** One of these sessions will be compulsory, the others are optional|
|3 MONTHS||6 MONTHS||9 MONTHS||12 MONTHS|
|Intensive programme: Drawing and Sculpture||2,900 €||5,800 €||7,990 €||10,000 €|
Once the online form has been submitted and the student has been accepted, they will be asked to confirm their place by paying the non-refundable deposit. The non-refundable deposit corresponds to 10% of the total amount of the course enrolled by the student. The rest of the registration fee must be paid by the dates specified via email when confirming the place at the rate of one payment per registered term, and always in advance. If the non-refundable deposit is not paid, the place will remain automatically available for another student.
Students may request refunds (except the non-refundable deposit amount) which will be determined in accordance with the school's internal policy. Any change to be applied after the student's place has been confirmed will require the payment of an administrative fee.
As a general rule, refunds are not permitted other than in cases of extreme seriousness or emergency. In such cases, the student may be required to present the necessary documentation to prove that the circumstances are true. The Management Committee will evaluate each situation and the Administration Department will communicate the final decision to the student. This decision shall be final and not appealable.
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