Contemporary Art Academy provides online courses for all artists at all stages in their evolution. Our DEVELOPMENT (PG) courses are for artists who maintain a studio practice and want to advance their practical, critical and professional capabilities. DISCOVERY courses are for all artists looking to explore the creative process and develop new ways of making and thinking. INSTRUCTIONAL LIVE courses are for all artists wishing to learn or enhance technical skills in the major media including oil, acrylic and watercolour. Our TALKS PROGRAMME invites everyone with an interest to attend a monthly conversation and Q&A with established artworld professionals.
Supported by Winsor & Newton
6-week online courses for artists with any level of experience to explore their creative potential and improve their technical skillset in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Discover still life’s role in veiling the great taboos of love, death and desire. Explore acrylic techniques including colour mixing, tinting, wet on wet and tonal range.
Start Date: 09 Jan 2024
Create portrait and figure paintings in oil with award winning artist. Learn how to make an initial pencil sketch, underpainting in grisaille, colour mixing, glazing and more.
Start Date: 10 Jan 2024
Make landscape, waterscape and plant paintings in watercolour. Enjoy guidance on how to make an initial pencil sketch from references, mark making methods and colour mixing.
Start Date: 11 Jan 2024
DEVELOPMENT Courses (PG)
8-week online courses for practicing artists wishing to develop their work in a critically supportive environment.
For artists wishing to develop their current practice in a discussion based environment. Completion unlocks CRITICAL CONTEXT (PG2).
Enables artists to develop new work within a research context and write a new artist statement. Graduates access PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (PG3).
Artists develop their professional capacity towards a public online group exhibition.
Supported by Culture Hustle
6-week practical online courses encouraging artists to explore and develop new ways of making and thinking. Open to all disciplines and artists at any stage of their career.
Embrace ‘Remix’ methods to develop non-hierarchical ideas and practices.
Disrupt existing patterns and find new approaches to thinking and making.
Meet co-founders Zavier Ellis and Mathew Gibson, who will be on hand to answer questions on any aspect of our upcoming course offers and Contemporary Art Academy in general.
Monthly talks where leading artists, curators, art critics, gallerists and collectors discuss their life in art, followed by a Q&A.
Thursday 14 Dec 19:00 GMT