BARCELONA
ART
CAMP
Week long camp
24-29 of April
Course introductory webinar
1st of June at 18:00 (GMT+3)
FOR WHOM?

The camp is aimed at illustrators, designers, art lovers, and all people who want to get to know the art field of the city and know the unbeaten paths of it. Are you unsure if your art experience or background is enough to apply for the camp? You shouldn’t! The program is adjustable for every creative soul.
WHY THIS COURSE?

Spending an incredible week in sunny Barcelona, improving your drawing skills, and getting to know the creative side of the city is priceless.
If you have a craving to meet more like-minded people from around the world and establish a connection for friendship or work projects we’ll help you achieve your goals!
Barcelona is a gem for creatives. The broad community of artists, both in the modern and classic scenes, made Barcelona one of the most flourishing art markets in Europe. Galleries, museums, hidden bars, and restaurants full of pieces of art by local and world-famous artists will keep you inspired for a long time.

You not only immerse yourself in a creative city’s picturesque environment but also gain an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind experience by avoiding beaten paths and tourist traps.

WHY BARCELONA?

Don't be late!
The number of participants is limited (max. 14 people)
We provide the next services included in the course: lectures, workshops, museum visits, and the farewell dinner.

What do you need to take care of?
Flight tickets to Barcelona, accommodations that better fit your needs, and the meal.
The approximate sum of everyday spending is 50-100 euros (based on the accommodations you'll pick.)

ORGANIZATION DETAILS

CURATORS
Nathalia Velásquez
Curator
Nathalia is an illustrator and interior designer. She currently lives in Barcelona where she is studying a Master’s degree in editorial and advertising illustration at Labasad. Her work is mostly developed in notebook and plein air, being landscape her favourite theme. She has held sketching workshops and collaborated with brands such as Etchr Studio and Royal Talens.

Here you can see Nathalia’s works.
Ksenia kulichiq
Curator
Ksenia is a bi-illustrator living in Barcelona.

A few years ago she turned all  life upside down. She decided to follow her dream and to do and learn everything that would make her an illustrator.
It all started with a sketch. A simple line drawing that forced Ksenia to actually look around and see things, and notice details.

Here you can see Ksenia’s works.
Sofia kolovskaya
Curator
Sofia Kolovskaya is an illlustrator and comic artist with an experience of teaching. She does a lot of freehand drawing, as well as works with different computer programmes and sometimes combines both. She has experience of creating books, comics, and illustrations for different companies and publishing houses. Since 2014, she has been drawing every day for creative project on the Internet 'One Day One Sketch' (over 30k followers, 3260 drawings). She wrote a thesis on comics application in her second MA and can tell you a lot about this area of art.

She carries out courses on illustration, workshops on comics and design, does talks on art history. Her teaching philosophy is about importance of each student’s personality, joy of creative discovery and everyday engagement (over 30k followers, more than 3000 drawings).

Here you can see Sofia’s works.
PROGRAM
DAY 1
24 of April

Urban sketching
11.00 — 13.00 Welcome lunch.
Meet each other and our curators and organizers on the sunny rooftop terrace of one of the most emblematic art shops in the city. After an introduction and getting to know each other, we spend some time in a shop preparing ourselves for the start of the course. You can find all types of materials for craft art and drawing and top up your collection with a couple of sets of sharp pencils and watercolors.

13.00 — 16.00 Sketching time!
We will go to one of our favorite spots in the city to take inspiration from a traditional city square ("plaza") and do some drawings. People, dogs, and children playing by the Gothic cathedral and medieval church are always ready to surprise, inspire, and touch your soul.

16.00 — 17.00 Wrap up the day.
Discussing the day's results and taking a good rest.

DAY 2
25 of April

Urban sketching
10-00 Beginning of the day.
Meet each other in the old Spanish cafe for coffee and breakfast at Plaza Real.
We can't miss an inch. Have your pencils ready and sharp. You never know where you'll see a cute dog to draw.
Discuss the goal of the day and map our plans.

11.00 — 15.00 Sketching time.
After a short lecture about the history of the place and the architectural structure of a place, where we are going to practice drawing buildings and different city elements.
We'll change a few places to be able to try new angles and objects to draw.

15.00 — 16.00 Lunchtime.

16.00 — 17.00 Wrap up the day.
Discussing the day's results and taking a good rest.
DAY 3
26 of April

Museum day
10.00 Meet each other in our spot.
Plan your day, set goals, and be inspired.
The lecture from the curator — How to draw in museums.

12.00 — 15.00 Contemporary art museum visiting (Macba).
Meet the museum curator.
Excursions around the expo.
Sketch the inside of a space.

15.00 — 16.00 Lunchtime.

16.00 — 17.00
Discussing the day's results and taking a good rest.
DAY 4
27 of April

The city's art scene
Visiting artists' studios and local galleries, and having networking sessions with local artists and creatives.

10.00 Meet each other in a local cafe.
Plan your day, set goals, and be inspired.

11.00 — 13.00
Moving on to the first location — an artist's studio (Cristina Daura). The lecture from the local illustrator. Honest talks about the art scene of Barcelona, clients, projects, and the way to be. Q&A session.

13.00 — 15.00
Moving to the second spot — Art Gallery at Born neighborhood.
Talk with the artist. Q&A session.

15.00 — 16.00 Lunchtime

16.00 — 17.00
Discussing the day's results and taking a good rest.
DAY 5
28 of April

Urban/modeling sketching
10.00 — 12.00 Meeting local artists and doing sketches at the Sketching Breakfast Club of Barcelona.

13.00 — 15.00 Guided tour at the Pablo Picasso Museum.

15.00 — 19.00 Free time (modern European art museum visiting optionally).

19.00 — 21.00 Meet each other for a life drawing session!
Nude modeling and lifetime practicing drawings.

21.30 — 00.00 Friday night party and networking with the international art community.
DAY 6
29 of April
12.00 — 18.00

Reflection day.
Presentation of all works created along the course.
A graduation ceremony.

18.00
Wrap up the day.
Celebration of the end of the course.
Farewell party.
Price – 500€ 600€
*the price is valid until 30 of March
In order to participate in this campus, you have to fill up the form below. We'll  message you back within a couple of  hours :)
We provide all the required documents if the course is paid by your employer.

We are glad to answer your questions —
phone +34 671 152 283 (call or what’s app), email — hey@controforma.school.
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