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: 08 Jan 2024
Time: Mondays @ 17:30 Greenwich Mean Time (except Week 2) 13:30 Eastern | 11:30 Pacific
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: Online
Fee: £300
Interest-free instalment payments available with Klarna

Course Description

PERSONAL PRACTICE (PG-1) is for practicing artists wishing to develop new work in a critically supportive environment. PERSONAL PRACTICE (PG-1) enables artists to receive direction from a leading practitioner in their field and establish a mutually supportive peer group of fellow artists. Underpinned by Critical Context and Professional Practice seminars, key outcomes from PERSONAL PRACTICE (PG-1) include: 

  • 1-2-1 crit with lead artist
  • Group discussion with lead artist and peer group
  • Artwork feedback from established industry professionals and peer group
  • Critical Context seminar with established artworld professional
  • Professional Practice seminar with established artworld professional
  • Peer group chat forum
  • New work featured on alumni gallery page
  • Unlock next course – CRITICAL CONTEXT (PG-2)



  • Practicing artists
  • Those working in all contemporary art disciplines
  • All nationalities (sessions conducted in English)
  • Art College graduates and self-taught artists
  • Those of all ages and at any stage in their careers

After registration artists will need to provide the following assets:

  • 6 jpegs of recent works
  • Artist statement (max 200 words)
  • Artist CV (including education and exhibitions)
  • Contact details (email, Instagram, website)

  • Course doesn’t meet your needs? Cancel between weeks 4 & 5 and receive a full refund, no questions asked.
  • Any questions about this course?Please visit FAQs or email
  • Ready to enrol? Register above then hit SUBMIT to proceed to purchase!
  • Course full? Timings wrong? Join PERSONAL PRACTICE (PG-1) waiting list here
  • Interest-free instalment payments available with Klarna