PROGRAM

An overview of classes and contents

During our Summer Semester students may find themselves drawing the city from some of Barcelona’s most original viewpoints, debating contemporary art vividly on the terrace of an art museum, visiting the studios of local artists or exploring secret corners of the city, hidden from the eyes of the habitual tourist.

Every day the program offers different workshops and classes in Tools & Techniques. These classes are optional and it is common for short term students to try to follow as many classes as possible during their stay. Nevertheless we recommend that students also leave time for their personal studio practice.

Week 1 (5th to 11th of July 2021)

  • Monday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    No Man’s Land: Welcome and Intro
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Tuesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Contemporary Painting
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Wednesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Contemporary Painting
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Thursday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Live Coding
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Street Art Tour
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  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Friday
  • 09:00 – 10:30
    GroupTutorial
    11:00 – 13:00
    Life drawing
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  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Weekend
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  • Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
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The Summer Semester starts with the introduction of a theme-based project. The idea behind this is to help the individual studio-practice of every student. Each theme-based project ends with a work review where students present the work produced. The theme of the Summer Semester is “No Man’s land”.

The first week also offers the following classes:
A two-day class on Contemporary Painting, a Live Coding workshop, Group tutorial and Life Drawing (weekly session).

Group tutorials: All students are assigned to a personal tutor who follows their individual process and work. The tutorials are held in small groups. All the tutors at Metàfora are experienced artists who are active on the local and international art scene.

The afternoons from Monday to Thursday are dedicated to drawing sessions in different places of the city: The Gothic Area, the Finance district, the Gaudí park, the cemetery or the beach (Thursday of the first week is a Street Art tour). The idea is to take the students to both tourist sites and also non-tourist sites to discover Barcelona from a different perspective though the pencil, the charcoal or the ink-brush.

Students are welcome to work in the studios during the weekend.

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Please note that the order and content of the classes may vary.

Week 2 (12th to 18th of July 2021)

  • Monday
  • 09:00 – 10:30
    Extra tutorials
    11:00 – 13:00
    Recent Art History
  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Tuesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Screen Printing Techniques
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Wednesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Screen Printing Techniques
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Thursday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Grafitti Workshop
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Friday
  • 09:00 – 10:30
    GroupTutorial
    11:00 – 13:00
    Life drawing
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  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Weekend
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The second week starts with extra tutorials and a session of Recent Art History. This latter is a weekly lecture and the idea behind these classes is to encourage students to build a personal discourse informed by what is happening today in Contemporary Art.

From Tuesday to Friday the Tools & Techniques during the second week will be:
Screen Printing 1-2,  Grafitti (practical workshop),  Group tutorial and  Life Drawing (weekly session)

Just like week 1, the afternoons are for drawing in different places of the city.

Students are welcome to work in the studios during the weekend.

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Please note that the order and content of the classes may vary.

Week 3 (19th to 25th of July 2021)

  • Monday
  • 09:00 – 10:30
    Extra tutorials
    11:00 – 13:00
    Recent Art History
  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Tuesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Clay Sculpting
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Wednesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Clay Sculpting
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Thursday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Cyano Types
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  • 15’30-18’00
    Drawing in the city (different drawing tools and techniques)
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Friday
  • 09:00 – 10:30
    GroupTutorial
    11:00 – 13:00
    Life drawing
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  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
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During the third week it is usual to see how students are getting used to working in the studios at Metàfora.
Recent Art History and tutorials are held again on Monday.

The Tools & Techniques of the third week are:
Clay Sculpting 1-2,  Cyano Types (a photographic technique using sunlight), Life Drawing (weekly session)

As the previous weeks, our drawing teacher takes students around the city for drawing sessions on unusual sites.

As the last week is coming up and with it the final work presentations, students may need to work in the studios during the weekend.

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Please note that the order and content of the classes may vary.

Week 4 (26th to the 31st of July 2021)

  • Monday
  • 09:00 – 10:30
    Extra tutorials
    11:00 – 13:00
    Recent Art History
  • Prepare for presentations
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Tuesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Lino Cuts, printing
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  • Prepare for presentations
  • After hours
    Studios are open from 9am to 11pm
  • Wednesday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Presentations
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  • Thursday
  • 09:00 – 13:00
    Presentations
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  • After hours
    cava & goodbye
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The last week starts with a feeling of “normal” with Recent Art History and tutorials. Nevertheless students will usually be busy finishing up their projects for the last day.

To make the most of such a short week, we introduce another technique of Printmaking: Lino Cuts, during the last day of tools & techniques.

Wednesday and Thursday are dedicated to viewing and presenting the individual work of the students accompanied by the tutors of the Summer Semester.

The last day ends with a glass of cava and goodbyes.

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Please note that the order and content of the classes may vary.