Improve your drawing and painting with Joel Sydenham in a supportive environment.
28 October – 9 December (No workshops on 18 & 25 November)
2 – 4.30pm
Limited to 10 people
These sessions are for you if you want
- Assistance to develop your drawing and painting further
- To start drawing and painting, but not sure how to go about it
- To develop your artistic confidence with a refresher
In this course we look for practical approaches to drawing and painting. We focus on construction and composition but each week Joel adapts the general topic to meet your individual creative needs.
We use artwork of various other artists as a way of reading our technique and general understanding of painting and drawing.
The course is structured so you develop and build on your skills. Each week we explore different creative approaches, visual language and artistic techniques aimed at helping you discover your own unique style of expression and enable you to create art that matches your taste. You are encouraged to draw and paint a subject of your choosing that enables you to incorporate your newly learned skills.
To improve your drawing and painting you have the choice of working in pencil, charcoal, acrylic or oils.
Please provide your own materials for the course. You will need
- Set of pencils for sketching
- Pencil sharpener; an eraser; ruler
- Paint brushes
- 1 x pad of paper suitable for acrylic or oil paints
About the Tutor
Joel Sydenham (chidi3s) is a visual artist based in Acton. He has a degree in chemical engineering which he gave up to fulfill his dream of being an artist and follow his passion for connecting with people on an emotional level. Not only is Joel a painter, he writes and performs poetry around London and has a range of merchandise. He is also a mentor for The Prince’s Trust.
Joel has a passion for community development and has run over 50 workshops for charities, educational organizations, and youth centers across London. He also works as an Art Tutor with Hounslow council’s adult education, where he creates and teaches adult and family learning courses. He believes every individual is born a creative genius, and as a tutor he aims to help people gain the necessary skills to express their genius.