Drawing and Painting
The Full-Time Drawing | Painting programme includes an extensive study plan that incorporates all the mechanisms of traditional academics related to drawing and painting 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 | Painting curriculum.
- To train the eye to be thorough.
- To acquire the necessary skills to carry out an analytical study drawing.
- To work on the concepts of chiaroscuro and tonal values.
- To learn the basic concepts of anatomy, gesture and proportion.
- To acquire knowledge of the process of making an analytical study painting.
- To practice the concepts of hue and saturation based on colour theory and tonal assessment.
- To recognise pigment colours and how they mix together.
- To be familiar with the tools of graphic expression for the representation of what we want.
On the intensive Drawing | Painting programme, each student carries out the assignments at their own pace and advances through the course programme in a progressive way, the difficulty gradually increasing.
Each day students have a different teacher who comes to each workspace and offers individual feedback. This is what we call a critique, which is always focused on ensuring that the student is taking on the concepts taught at each stage of their learning to correct, modify or improve all aspects that the tutor has suggested in the best way.
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 | Painting course is three academic years.
The minimum enrolment time for standard courses is always one term [3 months].
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm. Evening exercises: from 6pm to 8pm (1 obligatory session per week).
Academic Terms 2024:
Fall Term [7 October - 21 December, 2024]
Winter Term [8 January - 23 March, 2024]
Spring Term [8 April - 22 June, 2024]
Summer Term [1 July - 14 September, 2024]
Drawing forms the backbone of the academic process at the Barcelona Academy of Art. Without a solid foundation in drawing, most of the challenges encountered throughout an artistic career become significantly harder to overcome. Only when the student demonstrates mastery of drawing techniques according to the academic methodologies we employ at our school will they be ready to progress to the Painting program. As students move towards more complex projects, instructors will encourage them to experiment with techniques and colors, allowing them to find their own artistic voice. The standard timeframe for a full-time student to complete the Drawing | Painting course is three academic years.
The Drawing | Painting course comprises subjects from the 19th-century Traditional Program along with Friday Seminars that vary each trimester. Below is an example of the study schedule for a trimester:
|First Year||Second Year||Third Year|
|Morning 10 - 13h||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||10:30 - 13h Fall and Spring: Art History — Winter: Light and Form — Summer: Landscape||Fall: Color — Winter: Composition — Spring & Summer: Landscape||Long Pose Portrait Painting|
|Afternoon 14 - 17h||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||Bargue Plates and Cast Drawing OR Long Pose Drawing||Fall and Winter: Morphology — Spring: Expressive Drawing||Fall: Tools & Resources —Winter: Tools & Resources II|
|Evening 18 - 20h||17:30 -19:30 Pencil Drawing||17:30 -19:30 Pencil Drawing||18:00 - 20:00 Pencil Drawing||18:00 - 20:00 Pencil Drawing||18:00 - 20:00 Pencil Drawing|
|3 MONTHS||6 MONTHS||9 MONTHS||12 MONTHS|
|Intensive programme: Drawing & Painting||3.100 €||6.200 €||8.541 €||10.689 €|
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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