Contemporary Art Academy

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


Start Date: 28 Sept 2023
Time: Thursdays 18:00 – 20:00 British Summer Time | 13:00 – 15:00 Eastern Time | 10:00 – 12:00 Pacific Time
Duration: 8 weeks (no class week 4&6)
Fee: £200
Interest-free instalment payments available with Klarna

SOLD OUT: Join the LATERAL FLOW waiting list here

Course Description

DISCOVERY courses challenge artists to explore and develop new ways of making and thinking. Hosted by a contemporary Lead Artist, DISCOVERY courses emphasize experimentation in a supportive, online environment. Over 6 intensive weeks artists will employ innovative conceptual and practical techniques.  

DISCOVERY courses are led by individual contemporary artists, delivering bespoke sessions informed by their own art practice.  Open to artists from all disciplines at any stage of their career.  

Led by artist Liane Lang, LATERAL FLOW encourages artists to disrupt existing patterns and experience their creative process from different perspectives. Weekly projects aim to locate the origin of entrenched methodologies, then expand horizons and pursue a state of ‘deep flow’.

LATERAL FLOW includes: 

  • Two-hour weekly group sessions delivered by Lead Artist  
  • Presentations on established artists and their methodologies  
  • Practical assignments during sessions 
  • Weekly research and / or practical assignments to be completed outside of live sessions 
  • Artwork feedback from Lead Artist and peer group 
  • Peer group chat forum 


To undertake LATERAL FLOW artists need: 

  • Desktop 
  • Everyday materials 
  • Access to Zoom 

  • Any questions about this course? Please email
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  • Interest-free instalment payments available with Klarna