Institutos Nebrija

University students and professionals

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.

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General characteristics

LENGTH: 4 weeks
CAMPUS: Madrid-Princesa
Life Sciences-La Berzosa
CREDITS: 6 ECTS / 3 US Credits(per course)

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TYPE: Summer Course
PERIOD: 1st – 26th
CREDITS: 3 US Credits (6 ECTS)
TYPE: Summer Course
PERIOD: 1st – 26th
CREDITS: 3 US Credits (6 ECTS)
TYPE: Summer Course
PERIOD: 1st – 26th
CREDITS: 6 US Credits (12 ECTS)

Specific characteristics of each course

Studio Drawing practice: Remixing the Prado Museum

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.

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

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.

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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