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Summer Art Immersion for art students and artists in Madrid

Intensive and specialized art programs in different disciplines aimed at university students and artists who want to deepen their knowledge and artistic skills in Madrid

The project-based courses have a duration of 45 teaching hours and a program of outside activities and professional visits. At the end of the course, students will get 3 american credits or 6 ECTS and a Certificate of Completion.

Choose the discipline that best suits you:

Courses Catalog

Studio Drawing practice: Remixing the Prado Museum

CREDITS: 6 ECTS /3 US credits
WHEN: From June 16th to June 30th, 2024
PROFESSOR: Alexandra Semenova
WHERE: Campus Madrid-Princesa and Life Sciences Campus-La Berzosa
TEACHING HOURS: 40 - 45 h
PROGRAM FEE: 1500€

In this hands-on studio drawing course students will study through direct observation the achievements of some of the greatest artists of the past at the Prado Museum. Students will outdo their current drawing skill level and will gain particular insights into their working method, artistic choices, and use of materials.

Students will gain experiential knowledge of the working methods of the great masters that cannot be found any other way.

Students will enhance their skills and explore materials through a self-generated project based on the Prado Museum, and critical engagement with the instructor and peers. In-class critiques and open discussion will reinforce a vital part of their technical, conceptual, and professional development.

The rigorous path to artistic excellence must assimilate and build upon knowledge of the achievements already attained throughout art history. Combining direct observation from the great art of the past with knowledge of historical drawing skills will revitalize students´ creativity.

Focusing on the Prado Museum Masterpieces, Students will explore drawing across all mediums through history lectures, student-led discussions, in-class prompts, and Museum visits.

The program fee includes:

  • The cost of teaching
  • The shuttle from Madrid to Berzosa
  • Drawing materials, and a sketchbook, for each participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the foundational principles of drawing.
  • Draw from direct observation at the Prado Museum.
  • Create an original and self-generated artistic drawing project based on the Prado Museum.
  • Discover and analyze the work of some of the greatest artists of all time, such as Durer, Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, Goya or Sorolla, among many others.
  • Relate the art of the past to Contemporary drawing practice and creativity.
  • Investigate representations of the human body across different periods and locations to explore what it means to depict the body in the 21st Century.
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The Contemporary Art Market

CREDITS: 6 ECTS /3 US credits
WHEN: From June 30th to July 14th, 2024
PROFESSORS: José Luis Guijarro and Pablo Álvarez de Toledo
WHERE: Campus Madrid-Princesa
TEACHING HOURS: 40 - 45 h
PROGRAM FEE: 1100€

This course provides students with a comprehensive insight on the Contemporary Art Market, which will complement and professionalize their artistic education. Through a hands-on and on-site study of Madrid´s Contemporary Art Scene, Students will learn how the Contemporary Art Market is structured, and operates in a global scale.

This course will delve into the different contexts of how Contemporary Art is produced, validated, distributed, shown and bought as well as the recent evolution of tendencies such us blockchain, NFTs or digital commerce and how it affected the art institutions.

Students will go on site visits to Madrid´s most influential Contemporary Art Galleries and cultural Institutions, talking to gallerists, artists, curators and collectors, and gain a perspective on how these cultural companies and professionals work in an international context.

The program fee includes:

  • The cost of teaching
  • The shuttle from Madrid to Berzosa
  • Drawing materials, painting and engraving material, for each participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what a Contemporary Art Gallery is, as well as its fundamental managerial areas/aspects
  • Be able to differentiate the different typologies of contemporary art galleries.
  • Visit professional artists' studios
  • Understand how the primary market of Contemporary Art works.
  • Understand the role of Auction Houses in relation to contemporary Art.
  • Become familiar with the most recent Contemporary Art
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Collaborative Innovation in Socially Engaged Art

CREDITS: 6 ECTS/ 3 US Credits
WHEN: From June 16th to June 30th, 2024
PROFESSOR: Alba Soto
WHERE: Campus Madrid-Princesa
TEACHING HOURS: 40 - 45 h
PROGRAM FEE: 1500€

In this course students will learn and apply Design Thinking methods to develop socially engaged art concepts, ideas and projects. Through this hands-on Contemporary Art class, students will learn a structured approach to idea generation, exploration and development, to create Art that is collaborative, addresses political or social issues, engages directly with an audience, and is often created outside institutional structures or the art market.

Students from different fields will experience group creativity and team-based design by using techniques from across the disciplines of business, theatre, design, and art practice. Students will force problem framing and solving techniques derived from critical thinking, and creative problem solving, popularly known as design thinking.

The course is structured initially in lectures that will set out the theoretical, historical, and cultural contexts of socially engaged art and creative thinking, for particular innovation practices for social change, however, the majority of the course involves hands-on studio-based learning, in small collaborative groups, which will focus on addressing and bringing solutions to real-life artistic projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concepts of design thinking methods applied to the development of collaborative socially engaged artistic projects.
  • Participate actively in design thinking teams and conduct design thinking sessions.
  • Apply both critical thinking and design thinking in parallel to solve problems.
  • Develop confidence in your creative skills, and in your ability to improve those skills through artistic project-based methodologies.
  • To deepen into the impact of art exploring social, environmental and ecological issues.
  • Represent your own creative skills and experiences, and help promote and produce those of others.
  • To recognize the latest and future issues and challenges in innovation through artistic practice.
  • To propose a concrete, feasible, viable and relevant innovation project/challenge in Madrid.
  • Understand the concept of participation in socially engaged practice, as a key in artistic creation.
  • To develop tools to work in collaborative situations with social groups, communities and publics outside of the art world.
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