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.
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.
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.