ART FACTORY IN BARCELONA
Metàfora is an independent, multidisciplinary art school in Barcelona. Our Studio Arts Programs consist of a 3 year visual arts program for students from starters level to advanced art practice. The program is designed in studio-blocks starting 6 times a year, and students can join the course for any length of time between 6 weeks and 3 years.
The art school is housed in an old factory complex (all students get their own studio-space) close to the center of Barcelona and attracts artists and art-students from all over the world. Classes are taught in English with 25+ nationalities in each group.
CLASSES AND STUDIO WORK
The program contains a wide range of classes with different tools and techniques including clay sculpting, welding, screen printing, installation, performance, as well as a weekly session of life-drawing. All classes are taught in English.
All tools and techniques workshops are optional, and when not in class, students work independently in their studio spaces.
Initial to Intermediate and Advanced levels
The first year contains Metàfora’s Foundation Program and is designed for students who approach art for the first time (high school art credits or similar). Here, the focus is on experimentation and play, testing the creative potential of each student.
Students who are interested in a career as practicing artists can embark on the intermediate and advanced level of Metàfora’s Training Program. Students are supported in their professional art production and introduced to curators and gallerists. The focus is on individual production, exhibition activity and critical thinking.
EXPERIENCE BARCELONA’S CULTURAL LIFE
The course offers total immersion in art and culture in Barcelona through studio-visits and taking part in gallery exhibitions.
Our students get insider’s access to galleries and cultural institutions all around the city. With the help of our faculty of acclaimed artists and curators, the aim is to teach our students to formulate their ideas and talk publicly about their art.
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