Discovering Modernism and Avant-Garde in Barcelona

Description

Concept by Marta Mandolini

Barcelona is world renowned for the vibrant colors of its architecture, the elegance of its avenues, and the fascinating city landscape. All of this is mainly due to its strong connection with Modernism and Avant-Garde movements that made this city a real jewel of the Mediterranean Sea.

Would you like to discover Barcelona’s artistic and cultural heritage?

The course will introduce participants to the most remarkable architects of Barcelona (such as Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech I Montaner, Josep Puig I Cadafalch) and Avant-Garde artists (such as Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tapies, Ramon Casas..).

Together, we will travel through the centuries, and discover Barcelona’s masterpieces in architecture, painting, sculpture, and intellectual life.

Participants will visit the main buildings and museums of the city. Moreover, they will practice a variety of activities (such as Visual Thinking Strategies, sketching, and Catalan mosaic making) which they can use to engage their classroom in study visits.

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired a solid knowledge of the artistic and architectural panorama in Barcelona and will be able to share it with their students in traditional or more engaging learning activities.

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Learn about the main artistic and historical scenario of Modernism and Avant-Garde;
  • Provide historical context for topics concerning Modernism and Avant-Garde;
  • Share their knowledge about history and arts with their students using traditional and engaging activities;
  • Guide students in the interpretation of artworks in order to strengthen their visual thinking skills;
  • Connect school subjects with activities inspired by Barcelona art and architectural scenarios;
  • Lead students in art activities inspired by classical works of art.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – The artist versus operas

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Antoni Gaudí: the genius of Barcelona (Artist and Operas).

Day 2 – Modernism: beauty and nature in architecture

  • Antoni Gaudí: visit to Casa Vicens;
  • Josep Puig I Cadafalch: visit to Casa Amatller;
  • Lluís Domènech I Montaner: visit the outside of Palau de la Musica catalana.

Day 3 – Avant-Garde in art: Museum of National Catalan Art

  • Visit the MNAC to learn more about Joan Miró, Picasso, Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusinol, Joaquin Sunyer, and Maria Pidelaserra;
  • The practice of Visual Thinking Strategies in the museum.

Day 4 – Avant-Garde in art: Picasso and Joan Miró

  • Introduction to “Catalan Modernism”;
  • Visit the Joan Miro Foundation;
  • The modernism facade challenge/tour.

Day 5 – Hand on work!

  • Activity: Let’s create your own trencadis (Catalan mosaic)!
  • Introduction to the intellectuals and artists of the Catalan modernist scene;
  • Visit the “Els Quatre Gats,” the tavern where Modernist artists met. 

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Upcoming sessions

LocationDatesStatusEnrol
Barcelona24-29 Jun 2024
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Barcelona23-28 Sep 2024
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Barcelona22-27 Jul 2024
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Barcelona26-31 Aug 2024
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Barcelona28 Oct - 2 Nov 2024
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Barcelona25-30 Nov 2024
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Barcelona23-28 Dec 2024
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Barcelona27 Jan - 1 Feb 2025
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Barcelona24 Feb - 1 Mar 2025
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Barcelona24-29 Mar 2025
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Barcelona28 Apr - 3 May 2025
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Barcelona26-31 May 2025
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Barcelona23-28 Jun 2025
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Dates and locations

You can register for any date, even if it's not yet confirmed, especially if you're interested in courses several weeks away. Once we have a few more enrollments, we will confirm the date. If we are unable to confirm it, we will offer you alternative options.

Barcelona

Price: 480€*
OID: E10247545
  • Confirmed
    Confirmed means this session has reached the minimum number of participants and is guaranteed. However, you will still need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    24-29 Jun 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    22-27 Jul 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    26-31 Aug 2024
  • Confirmed
    Confirmed means this session has reached the minimum number of participants and is guaranteed. However, you will still need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    23-28 Sep 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    28 Oct - 2 Nov 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    25-30 Nov 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    27 Jan - 1 Feb 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    24 Feb - 1 Mar 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    24-29 Mar 2025
  • Open to enrollments
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    28 Apr - 3 May 2025
  • Open to enrollments
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    26-31 May 2025

Barcelona, Spain

  • Confirmed
    Confirmed means this session has reached the minimum number of participants and is guaranteed. However, you will still need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    24-29 Jun 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    22-27 Jul 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    26-31 Aug 2024
  • Confirmed
    Confirmed means this session has reached the minimum number of participants and is guaranteed. However, you will still need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    23-28 Sep 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    28 Oct - 2 Nov 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    25-30 Nov 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    27 Jan - 1 Feb 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    24 Feb - 1 Mar 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    24-29 Mar 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    28 Apr - 3 May 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    26-31 May 2025

Cultural Activities

  • A walking tour
    -> Visit Gracia Barrio – home to Antonio Gaudi
  • Visit Barcelona’s principal attractions
    -> Choose from 8 different places (such as La Pedrera, Casa Vicens) or one day on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus
OID: E10247545480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.
All prices are VAT included or not due.

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