Artist Studio Space & Art Program in Barcelona, Spain

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Estudio Nómada, Barcelona:
Estudio Nómada is an independent art school and artistic studio work-space in the heart of the vibrant Gothic area in Barcelona, on the north-eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain. Our year-round international art program in English (or Dutch) is for professional artists and future artists that wish to work intensively on a lasting artistic and personal development. The program is designed and customized for: Future art students who want to prepare for art academy or for applying to an art academy; Art students that want to do an internship abroad in Barcelona; and professional artists who want to enhance their working process and/or their entrepreneurial skills. We also offer an Art / Spanish Language Immersion course.

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Personalized Art Program / Workshops taught in English or Dutch:

Photo of Artist Studio Space & Art Program in Barcelona, SpainOffered year-round, students stay for a minimum of 2 months but preferably for 6 months or more. You focus on finding your own professional workflow and become part of a lively and very international artistic community in Barcelona. With a range of workshops and tutorials, the objective is that you learn to work more and more independently and to keep your creative process in motion. We can also arrange Spanish language classes for you.

With close guidance from artists that have their studio in the same building, the focus of this program is on the production of art work, and on the independent search for your personal artistic fascinations. You will also receive guidance from a selection of guest artists from our network.

At Estudio Nómada you will learn to:
- develop a professional workflow
- be part of an international network of artists
- find your way in the world of art
- put your work and artistic motivations into words
- create a portfolio
- have (or join) an exhibition / presentation at Estudio Nómada

Art with Spanish Language Workshop:

An intensive program (minimum 1 week year-round) offered in conjuction with the Internationella Skolorna language school in Barcelona. Develop your artistic skills, submerge yourself in the local art scene of Barcelona, and receive a Spanish language certificate.

Summer Masterclasses:
- Burn-in: A week of critical thinking on wine estate Els Igols near Barcelona. The goal of this program is to explore ways to get around in the complex and chaotic complex world of today while acknowledging your dreams and beliefs. You will be investigating subjects chosen by you and your peers. 

Image of Artist Studio Space & Art Program in Barcelona, Spain - Summer art intensive: For 9 days, you will be submerged in the artistic scene of Barcelona. With continual guidance from professional artists, you will develop an idea or concept for an art piece which will be exhibited in downtown Barcelona at the end of the workshop. 

Further Art Courses:
- Easter Art Intensive (9 days)
- Short Art Workshops

Convenient Location in Barcelona:
You will work in Estudio Nómada, situated in two ancient buildings in the artistic Barrio Gòtico of Barcelona (Gothic neighbourhood), a very vibrant space where an active group of young artists is making art. The studios have Wifi, electricity and a table and chair. You will get your own key on arrival and you will have 24-hour access to the studio (We expect you to take good care of your studio).

The narrow streets surrounding the studio are crammed with art studios. It's the most ancient part of the city, with beautiful old buildings. One of our studios even has a thirteenth century wall.

Student Testimonials:

"Never thought my first ever solo exhibition and performance would be in Barcelona. Thanks to the free spirit of Estudio Nómada, I was able to passionately experiment with my life, art and self. The process and outcome were extraordinary. To be honest, I don’t think the brilliant blossom would have happened this way if I were not with the Nómadas in the city of Barcelona. All the interaction with the artists, students, and the space gave me enormous inspiration to create.

This is a life-transforming experience I will never forget – a milestone for my whole being. No matter where I am in the future, the unique Nómada community will always have a piece of my heart."  
- Winston Lau

"For quite a while my work in my studio was about longing and traveling. When I got the chance to go to Estudio Nómada in Barcelona I didn’t hesitate. In 2009 I worked there for a month. I found a nice appartment and settled in one of the beautiful wokshops in Estudio Nómada.

The fact that everything would change for me was exactly what I needed. A new working place, new artists surrounding me, a new scenery and all this amidst a city extremely diverse, that offers much but most of all gives you an immense boost. Only the walk from my apartment, through the barrio Gotico to Estudio Nómada, was a nice inspiring stroll to kick-off my working day. The new things around me gave me a lot of movement. I experienced Estudio Nómada as a pleasant and welcome place tucked away in the prettiest alley of Barcelona, with owners Iris and Arnout as a dynamic ‘captains-couple’.
- Eefje Ligthart

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Address: Calle La Palma de Sant Just 7, local 2, Barcelona, Spain
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2023-03-19 were from:

Atlanta, USA; Narashino, Chiba, Japan; Birmingham, UK / GB; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Bruxelles, Belgium; Bucharest, Romania; Nairobi, Kenya; Lithuania; and more.