Painting (and other mediums) in Barcelona

June 24 – July 11
3 Undergraduate Studio Credits
Course Number: IPD-3303-A
Tuition: $4,200


Treat yourself to an incredible work-study program in this electrifying Mediterranean city that has inspired artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Antonio Tàpies.  Since 1989, hundreds of students have participated in this program, many repeating it year after year.

The curriculum is designed to help you develop your creative skills, explore new directions in style or technique, and to clarify your artistic vision. Classes will be held at the Escola Massana Centre d’Art i Disseny, from 10am to 2pm, (Monday to Friday) but you may continue to work up to 6pm. Receive daily one-on-one reviews and there will be a final group critique

Weekends are free for students to explore the city or head to nearby towns such as Tarragona to visit its Roman ruins, Sitges to soak up the sunshine on the Mediterranean coast, or Figueres to visit the Dalí Museum.

Please Note: This program is for painters or those wishing to work on drawing, pen-and-ink, pastels, watercolor and collage. A portfolio of 12 images of recent work must be submitted with a completed application form. Acceptance to this program is based upon portfolio review.

Tuition includes:

  • Classes at Escola Massana with additional studio access
  • double-occupancy accommodations* at the Grupotel Gravina (a 3 Star Hotel) with buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Metro card
  • Guided city tour with a visit to Gaudi’s Parc Guell
  • Entrances to three museums – PICASSO, MIRO and La PEDRERA

Tuition does not include:

  • Airfare to Barcelona
  • Transportation to /from airport
  • Meals (lunch, dinner, snacks, etc)
  • Art supplies

For more information contact Dora Riomayor, Director of the SVA Destination program, via email:  or call 212.592.2543.