Art School in Barcelona:
A full-time studio arts program in Barcelona
The International Workshop is Metàfora's unique art program, founded in 1999 in Barcelona, Spain.
The art school is housed in an old factory building and atracts artists and art-students from all over the world, each group with 20-25 different nationalities.
Students get their own studio-space in an old industrial warehouse and are offered total immersion in art and culture in Barcelona though studio-visits and taking part in gallery exhibitions.
While some students are attracted to the program in order to try new techniques and ways of working, other students come to mature their artistic discourse and spend time on in-depth studio investigation. The course structure varies for each student, depending on the individual needs and expectations. Students can choose between range of classes in different techniques (taught in English) and our team of professional artists are available for personalised tutoring and advice.
The International Workshop encompasses different routes, each designed for different student-groups. The routes lead to different academic qualifications and vary in length from short-term to a one or two-year program.
“Advanced / Postgraduate Diploma in Studio Arts” (Route A), 7-14 months
“Advanced Certificate in Studio Arts” (Route B), 2 year program
“Certificate in Studio Arts” (Route C), from 1 semester to an academic year
“Foundation Studies in Studio Arts” (Route D), 1 academic year
Students or artists, who do not wish to embark on a prolonged stay have the possibility to stay short term on the International Workshop.
For detailed information about the International Workshop, please contact us or open the course leaflet.
Hong Kong, 2009-2010
Open Calls from the
24th of February
Postgraduate Diploma Art Therapy (in English)
Postgrado en Arteterapia
We offer two branches of activities: All-year and intensive courses in studio arts as well as studies in Art Therapy (Postgraduate and Masters).
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