The Master Training is a two-year training following the Vocational Training. During the Master Training you will put your learned skills and knowledge acquired into practice. You will be encouraged to paint out of your own world of ideas in order to develop your personal visual language.
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The Masgter Training is accessible only through an entry exam. For Vocational Training students this coincides with the final evaluation of the 3rd year. Applicants from outside the academy can partake in this evaluation in which an equivalent degree of technical skills is expected.
The classes in the Master Training Painting consists of several optional classes with different artistic perspectives and specialisations. You can put together a curriculum depending on your preferences. Besides that, you can take Masterclasses and facultative classes and enrol in excursions and projects. You will choose a mentor, a Cicerone, to ensure your peronal and artistic development during these two years.
The classes in the Master Training Sculpting consists of (anatomic) life model drawing, relief, assembling, ceramic techniques, carving and life model sculpting. Besides that, there are two Masterclasses: spatial forming from idea, and mechanical stone carving. You will choose a mentor who will ensure your peronal and artistic development during these two years. Besides that, there are facultative classes and you can enrol in excursions and projects.
The Master Training Painting consists of eight optional classes, of which five are mandoroty and three are Masterclasses. Each class has a duration of a semester, a Masterclass is a couple of days within a week. These classes can be spread over the course of two years. Besides that, you will take part in lessons of Art Criticism and Vocational preparation. During the first year, a collective evaluation will take place at the end of every semester. In the second year, a preview will be held sometime around the Christmas holidays in which is reviewed whether or not you have enough works of the appropriate quality to participate in the graduation exhibition.
During the Master Training Sculpting you’ll spend 2,5 hours working while supervised and 2,5 hours working individually. A collective evaluation will take place at the end of every semester. The Master Training consists of six optional classes, of which four are mandoroty and one is a Masterclass. These classes can be spread over the course of two years. Besides that, you will take part in lessons of Art Criticism and Vocational preparation and an additional programme: ‘Commissioned Art’
You will end the Master Training with a graduation presentation. Whether or not you are allowed to graduate is determined by the graduation committe. This committee is partly composed of a second mentor, the examiner, which you can choose that year. Your artistic level is evaluated during the exam. When the committee gives a positive verdict, you will receive the corresponding diploma. The start of your professional artistic career.
– Footage: work of the master students of sculpting. Photos: Xandra Donders