Contemporary Art Academy

Contemporary Art Academy is an online art educational initiative offering courses to practicing artists, co-founded by Zavier Ellis & Mathew Gibson.  

DELICIOUS DISQUIET: Still life painting in acrylic with Liane Lang 

Start Date: 09 Jan 2024
Time: Tuesdays 18:00 – 20:00 GMT | 13:00 – 15:00 ET | 10:00 – 12:00 PT
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Online
Capacity: 20
Fee: £240
Interest-free instalment payments available with Klarna

Supported by Winsor & Newton

Course Description

This six-week online course focuses on still life with a twist. Discover the ambiguity of shapes and textures and notice how objects become strange with scrutiny. Engage with layered symbolism and rich colour. Artist Liane Lang takes you on an exploration of historical and contemporary still life painting, including its role in veiling the great taboos of love, death and desire. 

Participants can follow step-by-step or work independently from reference images. Each week Liane will introduce a different subject and new acrylic painting technique. These include colour mixing and tinting; wet on wet; and tonal range. Motifs include flowers, fruit, machinery and everyday objects. 

This practical course is encouraging and supportive, and available to anyone with the necessary materials, a table-top to work on and access to Zoom. Session recordings will be automatically available for one week after each session for absentees or those wishing to enjoy the class again. Key outcomes from DELICIOUS DISQUIET include: 

  • Development of acrylic painting techniques 
  • Understanding of acrylic painting methods 
  • Exploration of still life painting motifs 
  • Insight into materials and their properties 
  • Production of own acrylic paintings 
  • Exploration of still life history and context 
  • Feedback from professional artist 
  • Peer group chat forum  


  • Enjoy a 20% discount  on Winsor & Newton materials with this course
  • One year’s free subscription to TALKS PROGRAMME


  • All artists including beginners
  • All nationalities (sessions conducted in English)
  • Age 16 +

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  • Interest-free instalment payments available with Klarna