Painting (and other mediums) in Barcelona

June 25 – July 11
3 Undergraduate Studio Credits
Course Number: IPD-3303-A
Tuition: $4,200


Spending two weeks, in this beautiful city,  to concentrate on your painting may be the opportunity you’ve been seeking to further develop your skills or to explore new directions in style or technique. Without the pressures of the academic year, this program encourages experimentation and creative play. This welcoming Mediterranean city inspired artists Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Antonio Tàpies, and will challenge you to clarify your artistic vision this summer.

Classes will be held in the spacious studio of the Escola Massana – Centre d’Art iDisseny, mentored by a distinguished faculty. One-on-one reviews of your work will take place on a regular basis and a serious group critique is scheduled at the end of the program. No style, medium or subject matter is required. In fact, coming to Barcelona armed with an open desire to be inspired by your environment may change the way you see your work. Class sessions are conducted Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm with additional studio time available after class. On the weekends, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the city or travel to Tarragona, Girona, Sitges, Montserrat or the Dalí Museum in Figueres to further inspire your process.

Since the program began in 1989, hundreds have taken advantage of the opportunity, many returning each year. They know that the best way to re-energize and re-focus is to get away from hectic schedules and find pleasure in creating in a new and inspiring environment.

Note: A portfolio of 12 images (slide or jpeg) of recent work must be submitted, along with a completed application form. Acceptance to this program is based upon portfolio review.

Activity level: moderate ( 11 – 13 on the RPE Scale )

For further information contact Dora Riomayor, Director of Arts Abroad, via email:; phone: 212.592.2543; or fax: 212.592-2545.