Contemporary Art Academy

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

PLANTS & PLACES: Watercolour painting with Andrew Carter

Start Date: 11 Jan 2024
Time: Thursdays 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

Create landscape, waterscape and plant paintings in watercolour. Artist Andrew Carter offers step-by-step demonstrations of how to make an initial pencil sketch from references; mark making methods; and colour mixing. Andrew will give an overview of watercolour paints and their properties; how to set up a workstation; and best practice for cleaning up. Alongside techniques and methods participants will explore themes and motifs around the subject PLANTS & PLACES. 

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 of PLANTS & PLACES include: 

  • Development of watercolour techniques 
  • Understanding of watercolour painting methods 
  • Exploration of painting motifs 
  • Insight into materials and their properties 
  • Investigation of botanical and landscape subject matter 
  • Production of own watercolour paintings 
  • 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

PLANTS & PLACES is for: 

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

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  • Interest-free instalment payments available with Klarna