Continue exploring mixed media techniques with Joel

Joel Sydenham (chidi3s)

3 Nov - 24 Nov

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course: Full Fee £90; Retiree Fee £75; Concession Fee £60 (pay as you go rates available)

Class details

Continue exploring mixed media techniques with Joel Sydenham in a four week course. This course is suitable all levels of experience, but will focus on technical skills and simple media.


3 – 24 November

2 – 4pm

Venue: OPEN Ealing Unit 14 School Lane Dickens Yard Ealing W5 2TD

Course: Full Fee £90; Retiree Fee £75; Concession Fee £60

Pay as you go rates: Full Price £25; Retiree Price £20 ; Concession Price £17

The course is limited to 8 artists.

This course provides a wonderful opportunity for you to further your drawing and painting abilities and enhance your creative process. Guided by experienced tutor and artist, Joel Sydenham, you will

  • improve your technique
  • gain confidence in your abilities
  • develop your own creative style
  • create artwork you love and are truly proud of
  • enhance your portfolio

During the four week course you have the opportunity to make art in your own style and continue exploring mixed media techniques learned in the last course. Or you may decide to learn to work in a completely new medium. You will be supported individually by the tutor and receive regular feedback and demonstrations that could help you improve your own specific style, or create more dynamic work.

You’ll spend about half the time working on subjects of your own choosing and the rest of the time working on study pieces that will help improve your technical skills.

The course is intensive with lots of practical exercises, tips and advice; but the two hour sessions are relaxed. You also get the benefit of developing your skills in the company of like minded people and draw inspiration from each other.


We shall provide the following equipment and materials:

  • Paint
  • A3 & A4 Mixed Media paper
  • Sketching paper
  • Collage material
  • Palettes
  • Supplementary materials like coloured pencils, markers, erasers and rulers

You will need to supply the following materials for this course:

  • Pencil set for sketching (4B – 2H)
  • Sketch Book / Pad
  • Precision Eraser


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 3 Nov - 24 Nov
Wednesday 2:00 pm
Fees: Course: Full Fee £90; Retiree Fee £75; Concession Fee £60 (pay as you go rates available)

About the tutor

Joel Sydenham (chidi3s)

Joel Sydenham (chidi3s) is a visual artist based in Acton, London, with a degree in chemical engineering, which he gave up to fulfil his dream of being an artist, and follow his passion for connecting with people on an emotional level. He is a qualified tutor running workshops for charities, educational organisations, and youth centres across London.

His personal philosophy is “self-expression, leads to self-knowledge, which leads to self-actualisation”. He believes every individual is born a creative genius, and his personal goal for his workshops is to help people gain the necessary skills to express that genius.

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