Artistic discourse

and constructive criticism

walk hand in hand.

Studio Art in Barcelona

Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs offer short or long term stays (intimate group size) in an old factory complex in the authentic, non-touristic Barcelona. Students can apply from starter’s level to advanced art practice.

Our tutors and academic staff belong to a group of internationally acclaimed artists and curators, and there is a friendly, inspiring and intimate community, where all our students can feel at home and comfortable.

The school is housed in an old factory complex of more than 1.000 m2,  where all students have their own studio spaces. The course offers total immersion in art and culture in Barcelona though studio-visits and taking part in gallery exhibitions.

Classes are in English with 25+ nationalities in the student group.

Artists and art students
from different countries
give Metàfora its distinctive
international atmosphere.

News from Metàfora


From September 2017, Metàfora launches it’s new residence program for artists worldwide with a desire to spend time in Catalonia’s beautiful capital. Close to the beach and the mountains, yet immersed in a vibrant local art scene with international exposure, the city is a magnet for artists and cultural nomads from all over the world.

Last places for September 2017

There a very few places left on Metàfora’s Studio Arts Program, commencing September 2017.

Metàfora’s Studio Arts Foundation is for students on starter’s level. Applicants with an intermediate level can apply for Metàfora’s Certificate in Studio Arts (equals to Training Program, level 1).

If you are interested in joining us for long or short term, please contact us as soon as possible.