This four weeks practical and theoretical course offers an in depth introduction to art and its relation to nature. We will explore artists and writers who work in this field and debate their works collectively. The environment surrounds us and influences our artistic practice in direct and indirect ways. Understanding the complexity of nature and how such an enormous subject can be tackled with our artistic practices will be the objectives of this program.
We will question what is nature today and what role has it played in different societies and beliefs. We will focus on current environmental issues and how art can play a crucial role in dealing with them emotionally, politically and personally. We can find nature in many scales and forms and it’s levels of presence can be understood in many ways.
Bacteria, leafs, water and the climate can be interconnected and seeing how art can dig into this subject matter is crucial for the future. Participants will develop a project that explores these issues and we will discuss and share our experiences both collectively and individually.
This course offers tools and a body of knowledge that each member can translate into their practice. Each session will be composed of practical exercises and a shared weekly assignment. We will explore techniques such as eco-listening, active environmental performance and eco-drawing and writing.
- A comfortable workspace, preferably with ample table-space.
- An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- A previously installed free account on ZOOM, preferably desktop version.
- Working webcam, microphone and headphones/speakers.
- Strong Internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
- Students on this course will be given access to Metàfora’s educational platform ClassLife and an @metafora.org email for increased internet security access to Drive and Hangouts inside Metàfora’s Google Education domain.
Paper, notebook, cardboard or other surfaces (wall, table, wood). Marker, pen, pencil, chalk or charcoal.
In this tab is a catalogue of the classes offered from the 29th of June to the 21st of July 2020. All teaching schedules are in Central European Time. Check the time difference here. Click on the classes each weekday to navigate.
Soon to come is the program for the following months.
In this tab is a catalogue of the classes offered from the 29th of June to the 21st of July 2020.
All teaching schedules are in Central European Time. Check the time difference here.
Click on the classes each weekday to navigate.
(first week only)
Contemporary Painting and its Discourse
- 29h of June to 20th of July 2020
(first week only)
Art & Nature – Artistic Practice and Ecology
- 30th of June to 21st of July 2020
- 20-30 minutes scheduled between
18’00 and 21’00
- 16th of July 2020
Credits and Transcript
Even if Metàfora is an independent institution, its Studios Arts Programs calculates class hours according to ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), where 1 ECTS credit equals 25 hours of the sum of lective hours + homework.
As in all universities and schools for further education in Europe, a full time academic year counts 60 ECTS. This includes all education activities, individual studio practice, etc.
Upon completing a stay on Metàfora’s Studios Arts Programs, the student receives a detailed transcript and a personalized Studies Report. These documents are issued only to students whose attendance to the course complies with formal attendance-indications (see below).
Classes, for which the student has been absent for more than 20% will not appear in the transcript.
Participants can choose to register for the online classes individually or as a 2-class package.
Future students who have paid the registration fee for their course are invited to join one Practical Course.
Alumni are invited to join with an additional 10% discount.
Recent Art History + one practical class
- Launch reduction 15%
- Total fees with reduction
Recent Art History or one practical class
- Total fees
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US
“…Spain has been locked down for 6 weeks now,
but Metàfora adapted very quickly to the situation
and we have been doin the classes online since mid march.
It works surprisingly well and in general
students are quite happy with this alternative…”
Sonia Martìnez, Mexico
“…Drawing is my way of thinking
and I use it as a means in itself,
but also as an important part of my artistic research…”
John Kovacs, NY
Let’s have a look at your artwork. Send us a few images and your cv, and we will come back to you with feedback and advice.
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