Mixed media short course with Joel Sydenham

Joel Sydenham (chidi3s)

12 Jan - 9 Feb

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course: Full Fee £110; Retiree Fee £95; Concession Fee £75 (Pay As You Go available)

Class details

Join this mixed media short course with Joel Sydenham and develop your skills using simple media. This 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.


12 January – 9 February

2 – 4pm

Course: Full Fee £110; Retiree Fee £95; Concession Fee £75

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 this mixed media short course you have the opportunity to make art in your own style and continue exploring mixed media techniques. Or you may decide to learn to work in a completely new medium. 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.

Joel has incorporated lots of practical exercises, tips and advice in the course but keeps the sessions relaxed so the two hours fly by. You are supported individually by the tutor and will receive regular feedback and demonstrations that could help you improve your own specific style, or create more dynamic work. 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: 12 Jan - 9 Feb
Wednesday 2:00 pm
Fees: Course: Full Fee £110; Retiree Fee £95; Concession Fee £75 (Pay As You Go 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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