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BAA residency students and their teachers at galeria EL Claustre – Figueres standard

Last Friday, we attended the opening of the exhibition of a selection of works by the BAA Residency students and some of their teachers at Galeria El Claustre in Figueres (Girona). At 8pm Mariano Mascort introduced the artists and the director of the Barcelona Academy of Art, painter Jordi Diaz Alamà. When Diaz Alamà took the microphone, he thanked all the participant artists for their implication and excellent attitude during all the organization process, and the gallery for their hard work and warm welcoming. The show includes the works of BAA Residency students Sofía Zuluaga, Raffaela Freyre, Bernat Barris, Alba Gallart and Roser Ruiz Romero, together with art pieces by their teachers Diaz Alamà, Gerard Castellví, Joe Altwer and Dorian Iten, and ...

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Barcelona Residency of Art @ Galeria El Claustre – Figueres standard

Barcelona Residency of Art students and their teachers at Galeria El Claustre - Figueres Save the date! We are happy to announce that BAA Residency students and their teachers will be exhibiting some of their recent works at Galeria d'Art El Claustre in Figueres (Girona). Opening: Friday, 10 March at 8pm.  The exhibition will run from 10 to 25 March, 2017. During the exhibition, the gallery will host three workshops that will allow people to get to know the authors and learn about the creative process that lies underneath every work of art: · Saturday 11 March. "The creative process". Conference by Pau Marinel·lo Cardona. · Saturday 18 March. Live painting demo with Sofia Zuluaga. · Saturday 25 March. Life painting workshop with Raffaella Freyre. +info and reservations: galeria@elclaustre.com Los ...

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First weeks at the BAA standard

Some of you may be wondering how it is to start a new academic year at the Barcelona Academy of Art (or any traditional training art school, in general). After we told you about our presentation day and the first demos led by the teachers, we also wanted to show you how students start drawing their first exercises, both in the studios and in the model rooms. This 2016-17 academic year started with new students getting familiar with their first Bargue plate exercise, the set up and the Sight Size method, while more veteran students kept on working on their old projects or started setting up for the new exercise according to their program. In the model rooms, students devoted the very ...

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Summer stories / Part 5 / Ellen – Manasi image

Hello hello Hope everyone’s had a great week! For your weekend read, we share with you the last of our summer stories by Ellen, our resident hippie and giver of good vibes and best hugs, followed by me, resident blogger and scavenger of stories big, small and strange. ELLEN MARIE Chapter 1 : The Studio For half of the summer I was just at my home in Belgium where I turned part of the house into my studio. Painting outside of school was very different in the sense that I was suddenly free to experiment with all these new skills, but with my own rules and at my own rhythm. I thought it would take me some time to loosen up ...

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Summer Stories / Part 4 / Mario – Arman – Nataliya image

Hola! Buenas We end the week with sharing the work and words of Mario, our very passionate sculpture student who’s also recently started teaching, and then two students from the east, Arman from Kazakstan who talks about the culture he comes from and his aspirations with regard to work, and Nataliya from Moscow who’s very very excited about being in Barcelona! MARIO CASTILLO This summer I needed money to come back to school, so I had to work a lot with not too much time to work on my own stuff. I was in a little village 40 km from Alicante where I picked grapes, 11 hours a day, 6 days in the week… I don’t know, not too much ...

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Summer Stories / Part 3 / Kassidy – Sandro – Kostas image

We kickstart this week by sharing the work of three students; Kassidy, our witty girl from Florida with an incredible sense of humour and an excellent resource on the illegal activities of pandas; Sandro, our blue eyed (swiss)chocolate boy who’s finished his training in digital art followed by an art residency and an internship at Minimo VFX and is soon travelling to Prague to discover his fortunes. And Kostas, our big mighty bearded Greek with unmatched dedication (because who else would have the BAA logo tattooed on his arm?)     KASSIDY GOINS I just wanted to do something very simple. It’s by no means perfect and clearly remains a bit unfinished, but I had fun doing it. Many thanks to Joana Ferreira for giving ...

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Summer Stories / Part 2 / Elisa – Florian image

Second in summer series we present the work of two of our student-teachers. Florian, our man of many talents (ask him why planets go retrograde and why pistachio and coconut make for the best ice-cream combo) And Elisa, our tiny painter who’s been painting GIANT murals across Barcelona! FLORIAN BO As my sister Antonina is a budding artist and illustrator as well, we decided during my summer visit to Vienna to experiment with collaborating on some pieces. The resulting works contrast her collage-driven, colourful, ornamental style with the traditional aesthetics of the charcoal/white chalk combo I used for the portraits. Thematically the three works address the question of identity in a digital society, specifically in regards to social media. By portraying ...

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Summer Stories / Part 1 / Marta – Joana – Nina image

  And we’re back to our stomping grounds in Barcelona after a hundred day break (yes, really!) I believe the nicest thing about summer break is that we all travel to different parts of the world, collecting so many stories along the way. And since we’re a bunch of artists you can be assured that these stories will be packaged into neat little pieces of art, immortalising the experiences of a summer for a lifetime and more. All thanks to Facebook, timelines were peppered with visual treats from around the world all through summer. With freedom to do whatever we please with our minds and materials, for some of us summer is a chance prod ourselves to discover our voices, like ...

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New School Year has started! Welcome to the Barcelona Academy of Art! standard

Last Friday 30 September 2016 we were happy to welcome our new generation of students in this 2016-17 school year. The meeting gathered all new students at the BAA Poblenou facilities. All our teachers' team were present, together with all members of the BAA staff. "The most important thing in this program is that you practise, practise, practise. Don't stop drawing, join the optional evening sessions, do extra work whenever you feel like it, you will soon realize how important this is for your future artwork". Jordi Diaz Alamà director of the Barcelona Academy of Art At 9:30am students started to ring at the door of the BAA Poblenou, almost 30 minutes before the meeting time. They looked happy and their eyes were ...

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Jordi Diaz Alamà se alza con el premio de pintura 2016 de la Fundación Vila Casas standard

    “El Trono de Hamelín” de Jordi Diaz Alama Art ha recibido el Premio de Pintura de la Fundació Vila Casas en un acto celebrado en el Museu Can Framis el pasado lunes 19 de septiembre de 2016. El jurado ha estado formado por el galerista Miquel Alzueta [Galeria Miquel Alzueta]; el crítico de arte Francesc Miralles i Bofarull; el coleccionista Josep M. Civit; la artista Lídia Masllorens -ganadora de la edición anterior-; el patrón de la Fundación Vila Casas, Arcadi Calzada; y su presidente, Antoni Vila Casas, junto con Glòria Bosch en calidad de secretaria.       A la espera de tener su muestra individual, Jordi Díaz Alamà, expone la obra ganadora acompañado por el bosque encantado de Ramón ...

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