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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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Painting Program at BAA standard

In the course of this term, second year students have finished the drawing program to begin painting. On the one side, traditional painting students are working on the still life by copying classic casts and the oil painting technique. At the same time, they also work on the first painting long poses. First, with a grissaille exercise that works as a natural impasse from charcoal to oil, to later introduce color with a reduced colors palette. On the other side, the students of the digital painting program are starting to work with an exercise series designed to learn to paint with software such as Adobe Photoshop. In regard to the work on human figure, it starts with oil painting to ...

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The Pixar exhibition arrives to Barcelona standard

Last 5th of February was the inauguration of The Pixar Art Exhibition. 25 Years of Animation in Barcelona. After being held in cities like Madrid or New York, CaixaForum has brought to Barcelona a fundamental exhibition for all the lovers of digital animation, and essentially for those who enjoy the shorts and filmsmade by Pixar. The Pixar Art Exhibition. 25 Years of Animation presents a tour on the evolution of the company from its begginings in the animation sector with its debut on the big screen with Toy Story (1995), the first animation movie entirely made by computer, to its last creations like Brave (2012) and Monsters University (2013). The exhibition is divided in different rooms in which the visitor ...

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Saturdays of portrait at Parisii Bistrot standard

Two Saturdays per month, some BAA students with anybody that wants to have a good time meet to enjoy an evening of portrait with live model in the Parisii Bistrot. Sessions go on for three hours with shifts every 25 minutes and cost 10 euros that include the fees for the model, a drink, paper and pencil. If the participant wishes to, can bring its own material, for example to make a painting alla prima. Every weekend the model varies and the setup (pose and illumination) is based in those of XIXth century ateliers. If you like painting and drawing and you want to spend a nice Saturday in an unbeatable athmosphere, don’t hesitate to join the portrait sessions in Parisii Bistrot, carrer Aribau, 31, ground floor, Barcelona. For more information, you can find the ...

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Díaz Alamà and students at the Barcelona Academy of Art’s exhibition @ La Destil·leria (Mataró) standard

  From 7 February to 18 March a selection of works by painter Jordi Diaz Alamà's and students at the Barcelona Academy of Art will be exhibited at La Destil·leria (Mataro). The exhibition at La Destil·leria is not a collective exhibition, but a choral show of the work of the artists. It is an exhibition under the expert direction of Jordi Diaz Alamà, who, through his work and his mastery fosters the participation of outstanding students of the Barcelona Academy of Art with the aim of establishing a dialogue between the academic and personal work. The artistic movement which defines the work of Diaz Alamà is contemporary figurative realism, which is rooted in the academic methodologies established during the 19th century ...

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