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
When applying for admission to some Metàfora courses (as is the case with the Másters in Art Therapy), the application form must be accompanied by the payment of an application fee. Said payment is only returned to the applicant in the case of non-admission. In case of admission, the total tuition payment is deducted.
If the student wishes to cancel or postpone the registration, said payment will remain valid for a maximum of 12 months, counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled.
When the student has been admitted to the course, it is essential to pre-enroll by paying the reservation fee. Metàfora does not guarantee the place without the payment of the reservation fee.
This payment will not be refunded under any circumstances.
For courses with a selection process, a letter of admission is required to pay for the reservation of the place. Upon being admitted, the participant will receive an invoice in which the amount and a payment term are specified. If this deadline is not met (and Metàfora does not receive notification of the delay in writing), the student may lose the place and go on to the waiting list.
For courses without entrance requirements the student can make the reservation of the space at the moment of registration.
If the student wishes to cancel or postpone their registration, said payment will remain valid for a maximum of 12 months, counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled (see conditions below).
The remaining total tuition fee must be paid at least 15 days before the start of the course, 7 days before in case of courses without entry requirements.
If the student does not make the remaining payment within this period, they may lose their place in the course and go on to the waiting list. For bank transfers it is essential to send proof of payment to Metàfora within the deadline.
Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the enrollment (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his / her stay at Metàfora.
Defer the beginning of a course or change course:
If the student wishes to postpone his / her start in the course or change to another course, the amount paid for reservation of registration and registration remains valid for a maximum of 12 months counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled .
During this period, the student may opt for other courses (subject to admission and availability of places). In the event that the price of the new course does not coincide with the course chosen initially, the student will pay the difference. If the chosen course has a lower value than the one paid, the remaining amount will be saved for another Metàfora activity, for a maximum of 12 additional months. In no case will the amount paid to date (or part of it) be returned.
To postpone the start of the course or change to another course, it is essential that the student inform Metàfora by written notification at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the course for which he / she originally enrolled. If this notification is made later than 6 weeks before the start of the course, 80% of the payment can be kept valid for 12 months. Notifications of this type are not accepted in the last 7 days before the start of the course (payment is lost).
Involuntary interruptions of studies:
In case of accident or illness during the course, studies may be interrupted for a maximum period of 12 months. It is essential to present a medical certificate in this regard. During this time the acquired economic commitment remains valid without any surcharge.
Voluntary interruptions of studies:
Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the tuition fee (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his / her stay at Metàfora.
In case a student decides to interrupt the studies voluntarily, he / she loses his place in the course and must comply with the acquired financial commitment. In no case will interrupting the course voluntarily leaves the student exempt from the financial commitments contracted.
If the student wishes to resume the studies in the future, he / she must restart the application and enrollment payment procedures again.
All payments can be made by credit / debit card (online, by phone or at the office), by bank transfer or in cash.
When making the payment by bank transfer, it is essential to clearly indicate the full name of the applicant. Metàfora is not responsible for reservation of places for participants whose name and course is not correctly included in the transfers received. In case of doubt, please send proof by email.
All commissions related to international bank transfers are at the expense of the sender. Any erroneously applied commission will be claimed when the student arrives.
In the cases that Metàfora has indicated a payment term, a supplement of € 20 is applied for each week of late payment.
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
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