Independent Art School

Exhibitions and networking

personal studio space

Flexible and independent Art School in Barcelona

Metàfora’s contemporary art activities consist of a range of full time studio-arts programs. Over 4 years of multidisciplinary studio arts program, students work their way from starter’s level to advanced art practice.

Guided by an experienced group of internationally acclaimed artists and curators, students can choose to take the entire training or embark on short term stays from one year down to 6-7 weeks.

Our students build their home in the middle of a friendly, inspiring and intimate community, where artistic freedom is the center of the experience. Metàfora is housed in an old factory complex of more than 1.000 m2,  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.

Classes are in English with 25+ nationalities in the student group.

Foundation Program

All students get their own private studio space with access to courtyards and kitchen facilities. The program contains a series of scheduled workshops in different tools and techniques and a weekly life-drawing class, as well as workshops in Performance, Street Art, Gesture Painting, Land Art etc.

Our Foundation Program is recognized in the UK and many other countries.

Training Program

Metàfora’ Training Program is designed for aspiring artists. Through debates and discussions with our faculty of acclaimed artist and curators, the aim is to help our students into a professional career in the art world.

Students have access to internships in galleries and artist studios, show their work in gallery exhibitions, and work side by side with experienced curators on ambitious shows and events.

Short Term stays

Both the Foundation Program and the Training Program welcome short term students. The academic year is divided into 5 studio blocks, and students can commence their stay at the beginning of each,

Short term students integrate entirely into the program, and have the chance to particpate in all scheduled activities during their stay, including exhibitions and other events.

Artists and art students
from different countries
give Metàfora its distinctive
international atmosphere.