Art Factory in Barcelona

Metàfora is an independent, multidisciplinary art school in Barcelona. Our flexible 3 year Studio Arts Program is designed in Blocks starting several times a year. Prospective students can join the course for a few weeks up to 3 years.

Metàfora is a distinctly international school where all art classes and workshops are taught in English. Every full-time student gets an individual studio space in a historical complex in central Barcelona. Our teachers are all recognized practicing artists who actively exhibit both in Barcelona and internationally. Have a look at the artists we work with.

Metàfora’s Studio Arts Program is very hands-on the materials, and contains a wide range of classes with different tools and techniques. These include clay sculpting, welding, screen printing, installation, performance, as well as weekly life drawing sessions, among many others. Check out the classes scheduled for 2023-24.

The students at Metàfora are encouraged to get out and about the art world of Barcelona This means that they constantly meet gallerists, curators and other cultural managers. Our art students also have the possibility to show work in several art gallery exhibitions around the city each semester. Read more about our connections with the art world here.

Although Metàfora works with various prestigious institutions, it is not university accredited.

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