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Four years of Konstrundan standard

Sara walks into class every Thursday, a big bundle of happy energy, the picture above tells no lies. From being a student, to an artist, and now a teacher, Sara’s life has taken long routes and winding turns. I was curious about her journey and her work since her last interview and she invited me over to her studio in Raval on one sunny Sunday afternoon. I entered the studio to have my eyes attacked by candy coloured brains and hearts. Right next to them were a bunch of  miniature plastic babies dangling from a wire pierced through them – just a start to the many strange things that I would soon see scattered around her studio, she loved collecting things from flea markets she ...

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Sara Stenlund : Sculpture teacher standard

Hola amigos! To kickstart the week, here’s sharing an interview with Sara that was taken about two years ago by Eugenia Antsupova, a former student at the academy. Lots has happened in Sara’s life since, and we’re brewing up a fresh update for you guys, scheduled to be out later this week. So watch this space, and until then, hope you enjoy this little tête-à-tête between Sara and Eugenia! Please tell us briefly about you. Where did you grow up? Where did you study? I grew up in south of Sweden in a tiny old fishing village called Viken. I left the tranquil town when I turned eighteen, eager to explore the world. After a few months of working in a bar ...

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The Urban Sketching workshop is back! standard

With Easter just about a fortnight away, the academy is busy gearing up for it’s holiday special courses. Following up on our previous post about sketching events in Barcelona, we’re happy to share news of BAA’s Urban Sketching workshop, scheduled to be held from 21st – 26th March. Here’s a little excerpt from the course description, “A sketch is a quick drawing that depicts an image or an idea, and that sometimes it is only readable by the author. The sketching technique considers the main lines of a drawing, so for an educated eye this operation is usually performed in a short time. In this course we will work illustration in the urban environment, learning to focus our attention on an interesting thing (a building, cityscape, group of ...

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Pencils, beer and good vibes : End of week sketch jam standard

  Some friends and me decided to go for this Drink and Draw event that popped up on Facebook the other day. It was Friday night and we felt like trying something new. ‘Let’s go post nine, no one’s going to show up before that anyway’, I texted my friend. ‘Perfect!’, came her reply. So when we sauntered down Carrer Sepúlveda around nine-thirty, we really weren’t expecting to see a massive gathering outside the venue, Bacanal. We were informed by a very flustered man at the entrance that the bar had filled to it’s capacity since six-thirty, and they were really sorry but could we please come back after sometime? Six-thirty for a event scheduled to start at eight? Unfashionably early, ...

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Our blog is alive again! image

Hola amigos! Before we know it, it’s February already, and we hope the year has been off to a good start for all of you and that you’re as geared up to take on the rest of 2016 as we are. The academy has been pulsating with new happenings on an almost everyday basis since we last posted here six months ago. Like a large thriving, throbbing, living-breathing-hungry mass of activity that’s constantly devouring and growing, and devouring some more. It’s an exciting time to be a student here, the chance to be a part of a steadily evolving environment; young, but still so deep rooted; you know it’s going to grow into *something* rather amazing, but can’t quite be completely sure what ...

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b’Ars’15 is coming! standard

This next June will take place the second edition of b’Ars, Barcelona Arts& VFX Fair, a fair that is specialized in art end visual effects that unites the best creative talents in a casual and enjoyable way. For this 2015, the fair directed by Felix Balbas, VFX artist and MinimoVFX co-founder, will be hosted in El Convent dels Àngels and will welcome commemorative exhibition of the 25 years of Grangel Studio. The exhibition will include 100 works that show the trajectory of this studio specialised in the creation and development of styles and characters for animation cinema, where Dreamworks productions such as The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado or How to Train Your Dragon among others have ...

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Summer workshops at the Academy standard

For this summer, the Barcelona Academy of Art has prepared a series of workshops for all kinds of artists that you can’t miss! Concept Art with Rafater: Digital art course that will focus on the design process of one character with Photoshop. The student will learn to work from imagination creating beings, objects and landscapes. Sculpture with Grzegorz Gwiazda: The course is centered in the process of making a clay sculpture from a life model. The student will learn to capture proportions, gesture and human figure structure through different observation methods. Digital sculpture: Digital sculpture course in which the student will learn to build and design characters and objects from imagination. During the course, the materials will be the digital ...

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Experience the presence of painting in the cinema at BAA’s Cinefórum standard

The past month of March a new activity was presented at the BAA, the Cinefórum. The Cinefórum is a space dedicated to the cinema sphere in which participants can educate their perception and familiarize with the seventh art. Every session counts with the the view of an independent cinema movie or a documentary film in which the interdisciplinariety of cinema with other arts is well exposed. By now, two films have already been projected such as Drifting Clouds, by Aki Kaurismäki, and Freaks, by Tod Browning. This week is Partie de campagne’s turn, by Jean Renoir, the son of impressionst painter Pierre Auguste Renoir. His paintings are shown in the film to provoke a reflection  about the relationships between the cinema ...

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Iago Remacha second prize at Canson Art Schools Awards standard

We are very happy to announce that our student Iago Remacha has won the second prize in the drawing category at the Canson Art Students Awards 2015. Created in 2011, the Canson® Art School Awards (Prix Canson® Art School up to the fourth edition) have been a reference Prize among art students. Organized by the “Fonds pour l’Art Canson® et le Papier”, a fund created by Canson® with the purpose of supporting artists working with paper, Canson Art Students Awards demonstrate the will to support art and creation. The jury of art-related and recognized professionals was composed by: NOVEMBRE, Tom  [President] LAMALATTIE, Pierre MONNIN, Françoise SABOURIN, Yves SAURA, Marina VIDAMMENT, Gérald The art pieces of the winners in each category will be exhibited at Galerie 59Rivoli in Paris, from 20 ...

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New workshops during the Easter standard

The Easter is near and the Barcelona Academy of Art has organized three new workshops. Each of them lasts for 5 days because they are destined to those who, because of a lack of time, can’t join a longer program at the academy. The programmed workshops are the following: –Human figure drawing: Drawing is the basic tool for the development of all artistic activity and allows the student to reach a solid technic and theoretical basis. Pencil drawing helps practicing the development of a sketch in which gesture, proportion and precision are analyzed. Also, the charcoal drawing, with a longer duration, allows to go in depth with concepts like chiaroscuro and tonal value. –Urban sketch drawing: The sketch is a quick ...

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