Draw, Paint & Experiment with different mediums

Joel Sydenham (chidi3s)

23 Feb - 6 Apr

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course: Full Fee £130; Retiree £110; Concession £95 (Pay As You Go avail)

Class details

Learn to draw, paint and experiment with different mediums, in a relaxing and social atmosphere. Whether you’re starting from scratch or trying to get back into art, Joel will help guide you to make the art you love using acrylics.

This six week course is suitable for all levels of experience and will incorporate a mix of exercises to develop your technical skills and time to work on your own projects.


23 February – 6 April

No Class on 23 March

2 – 4pm

Course: Full Fee £130; Retiree Fee £110; Concession Fee £95

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 with acrylic 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

In each session you work with the group on technical elements that can help you improve your overall approach to creating art. Joel incorporates lots of practical exercises, tips and advice but keeps the sessions relaxed so the two hours fly by. He gives you regular feedback and demonstrations that could help you improve your own specific style, or create more dynamic work.

You will also work one to one with Joel on recreating drawings and paintings that can help your art develop.

Join us on Wednesday afternoons and discover your strengths and passions as creative whilst learning to experiment with different mediums.


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: 23 Feb - 6 Apr
Wednesday 2:00 pm
Fees: Course: Full Fee £130; Retiree £110; Concession £95 (Pay As You Go avail)

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.

Got Questions?

Fill out the form and we'll try our best to help!

    Other Creative Classes

    Create Transfer Delights : a 2 day textile course

    30 Jun - 7 Jul
    Thursday 10:30 am

    Madhubani Art: Tree of Life – a special one day workshop

    15 Jan -
    Sunday 12:00 pm


    Painting Landscapes in watercolour on Tuesdays

    21 Feb - 28 Mar
    Tuesday 2:00 pm

    Discover the joy of drawing with Sheila Moylan

    12 Nov - 26 Nov
    Friday 2:00 pm