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Art School in Barcelona

Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs offer short or long term stays in an old factory complex located in Sants. 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. Classes are in English with 25+ nationalities in the student group.

The school is housed in an old factory complex, 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.


Spend your summer in Barcelona

The Summer Semester represents an exceptional opportunity for prospective students who do not have the chance to join us during the rest of the year. In this last short term stay of the academic year, Metàfora offers intensive use of its spaces and facilities, and students make the most of the wide range of cultural activities which Barcelona, as the Mediterranean capital has to offer.


Introductory Courses to know Metàfora

Not everybody has the possibility ‘to tear out an entire year of the calendar and fly off to Spain’. We offer the possibility of shorter stays on Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs. This option is a more affordable, yet intense and a concentrated way of savoring the course. Overseas students on short stays do not need to apply for a student visa, and can use a 3 month tourist visa instead.


Start your Training Now

This program is designed for young artists and art students who want to explore their own creative potential.  All students get a personal studio. In a fun and inspiring community, we introduce new ways of working and offer our students different exhibition experiences and exposure to the art world.