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Independent Art School

Studio Arts in Barcelona

Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs offer short or long term stays (intimate group size) in an old factory complex located in Sants, one of Barcelona’s authentic, non-touristic areas. Students can apply from starter’s level to advanced art practice. From January 2018 a new modality of Spanish and Career orientation is available to our year or semester students.

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 1.300 m2 connected by beautiful outdoor patios,  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.

Summer in a Barcelona art factory

Join us for short term in June-July 2018  and live an exceptional art experience in the midst of our art oasis in Barcelona. Never is there a time when our outdoor spaces, courtyards and studios are more attractive than in the summer!

The program is an intensive version of our year program and contain  a range of classes in tools and techniques each week, supplemented by recent Art history and debates, as well as a series of visits to nontraditional art-experiences around Barcelona.

Students can spend their afternoons at Metàfora talking to specialists, technicians or tutors, or follow Spanish language classes at our partner institution Escuela Mediterráneo.

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Open call for Academic Year 2018-2019

The intake of students for September 2018 is well started.

Metàfora’s Studio Arts Foundation welcomes a total of 25 students on starter’s level.
Applicants with an intermediate level can apply for the last 12 places on 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.

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