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Pastel painting detail titled Gray & Blue by portrait and figurative artist Lenin Delsol

Next session of Painting in Pastel with Lenin Delsol starts Nov 11

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

My last 2019  Painting in Pastel class session is open for registration on the Palette & Chisel website. It runs Nov 11 – Dec 16, 2019. I hope you’ll join me and make some pastel paintings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Class description

Many people have a set or two of pastels that they thought they might use, but never actually do. In this class, we will finally put those pastels to use painting the portrait and figure while experimenting with different pastel techniques and surfaces. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. Students can expect to work in the very first class.

While this class is open to artists of any skill level, drawing experience and the basics of color theory is required.

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following link will take you to the registration page on the Palette & Chisel website.

Register for Class #734 Painting in Pastel: November 11 – December 16, 2019
Details
  • Time: 12:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $225 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the 2nd floor studio
  • Skill Level: Drawing experience and the basics of color theory required
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
Register for class
Oil painting detail titled Cleopatra Shaft by portrait and figurative artist Lenin Delsol

Portrait Painting Class: Oct 30 – Dec 18, 2019

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

Still have some room in my last portrait painting class of 2019: From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol. Sign up on the Palette & Chisel website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Class description

Painting a portrait from multiple sessions is essential for an artist’s growth. Through repeated observation, we begin to perceive subtle details and build rapport with the portrait sitter. This familiarity will eventually guide us to compose a genuine likeness inspired by a sense of the subject’s spirit and character.

Throughout the course, as we paint two to three pictures of different poses, there will be a good deal of one-on-one instruction with several demos including how to use photos to finish a painting. Each student will have digital access to images taken from their spot for work outside of class time if they so choose.

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. Please note that the link will take you to the class registration page on the Palette & Chisel website.

Register for Class 711: OCT 30–DEC 18, 2019*
Details
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $295 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the northlight studio on the 3rd floor 
  • Skill Level: All levels welcome, but some drawing and painting experience helpful
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400

*No class will be held on 11/27/19  and 12/11/19.

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Summer Class: From Sketch to Finish

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

The late summer session of my portrait painting class: From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol is up on the Palette & Chisel website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Class description

Painting a portrait from multiple sessions is essential for an artist’s growth. Through repeated observation, we begin to perceive subtle details and build rapport with the portrait sitter. This familiarity will eventually guide us to compose a genuine likeness inspired by a sense of the subject’s spirit and character.

Throughout the course, as we paint two to three pictures of different poses, there will be a good deal of one-on-one instruction with several demos including how to use photos to finish a painting. Each student will have digital access to images taken from their spot for work outside of class time if they so choose.

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. Please note that the link will take you to the class registration page on the Palette & Chisel website.

Register for Class 718: Aug 7 – Sep 11, 2019
Details
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $295 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the northlight studio on the 3rd floor 
  • Skill Level: All levels welcome, but some drawing and painting experience helpful
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
Register for class

Summer Class: Painting in Pastel

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

Painting in Pastel with Lenin Delsol is open for registration on the Palette & Chisel website. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Class description

Many people have a set or two of pastels that they thought they might use, but never actually do. In this class, we will finally put those pastels to use painting the portrait and figure while experimenting with different pastel techniques and surfaces. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. Students can expect to work in the very first class.

While this class is open to artists of any skill level, drawing experience and the basics of color theory is required.

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following link will take you to the registration page on the Palette & Chisel website.

Register for Class #731 Painting in Pastel: July 1 – August 5, 2019
Details
  • Time: 12:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $225 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the 2nd floor studio
  • Skill Level: Drawing experience and the basics of color theory required
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
Register for class
Summer Suite 2019 Show purple and gold card featuring art by 6 artists in the show

Summer Suite 2019 Group Art Exhibit

By Exhibition News, Gallery Exhibitions

I’m pleased to announce that I’m taking part in the Summer Suite show at the Palette & Chisel again. It’s an annual art exhibit celebrating the start of the summer season — one of Chicago’s best!

Drawings and paintings will be on display in the P&C’s historic galleries showcasing the works of Samuel Dammers, Lenin Delsol (myself), Mary Klug, Mary Palmer, Michele Soncini, and Bodo Stolczenberger.

The show kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, June 7, 2019. Stop by to enjoy the show with a refreshment or two. Be sure to stick around for a special dance performance held in the intimate setting of the main gallery performed by the Laboratory Dancers at 8 p.m.

Opening Reception Friday, June 7, 2019

Show on view June 6 – 17, 2019

Missed the reception? Please stop by during gallery hours listed below. All art for sale.

GALLERY HOURS
Mon – Thu: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri  – Sun: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New Class: Painting in Pastel

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching a new class at the Palette & Chisel!  Painting in Pastels with Lenin Delsol is up on the Palette & Chisel website and there’s still a couple spots open. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Class description

Many people have a set or two of pastels that they thought they might use, but never actually do. In this class, we will finally put those pastels to use painting the portrait and figure while experimenting with different pastel techniques and surfaces. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. Students can expect to work in the very first class.

While this class is open to artists of any skill level, drawing experience and the basics of color theory is required.

 

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following links will take you to each class session’s registration page on their website.

Register for Class 730: May 6 – June 17, 2019*

*In observance of Memorial Day, no class will be held on May 27, 2019.

Details
  • Time: 12:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $225 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the 2nd floor studio
  • Skill Level: Drawing experience and the basics of color theory required
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
Register for class

2019 Spring & Summer Portrait Painting Class Schedule

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

The next two sessions of my portrait painting class: From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol are up on the Palette & Chisel website. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Class description

Painting a portrait from multiple sessions is essential for an artist’s growth. Through repeated observation, we begin to perceive subtle details and build rapport with the portrait sitter. This familiarity will eventually guide us to compose a genuine likeness inspired by a sense of the subject’s spirit and character.

Throughout the course, as we paint two to three pictures of different poses, there will be a good deal of one-on-one instruction with several demos including how to use photos to finish a painting. Each student will have digital access to images taken from their spot for work outside of class time if they so choose.

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following links will take you to each class session’s registration page on their website.

Register for Class 717: May 22 – Jun 26, 2019
Register for Class 718: Aug 7 – Sep 11, 2019
Details
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $295 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the northlight studio on the 3rd floor 
  • Skill Level: All levels welcome, but some drawing and painting experience helpful
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
Register for class

2018 Portrait Painting Class Schedule

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

I’m pleased to announce that I’m teaching three new sessions of my class From Sketch to Finish at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following links will take you to each class sessions’s registration page on their website.

Class description

Painting a portrait from multiple sessions is essential for an artist’s growth. Through repeated observation, we begin to perceive subtle details and build rapport with the portrait sitter. This familiarity will eventually guide us to compose a genuine likeness inspired by a sense of the subject’s spirit and character.

Throughout the course, as we paint two to three pictures of different poses, there will be a good deal of one-on-one instruction with several demos including how to use photos to finish a painting. Each student will have digital access to images taken from their spot for work outside of class time if they so choose.

Details
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $295 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the northlight studio on the 3rd floor 
  • Skill Level: All levels welcome, but some drawing and painting experience helpful
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
Download the class PDF
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Lenin Delsol is exhibiting in the Chicago Artists Interpret American Literature Show

By Gallery Exhibitions

Meet Iris, Lenin Delsol’s interpretation of the femme fatale from Chester Himes’ 1964 hard-boiled crime novel, Cotton Comes to Harlem.

Pastel on toned paper, 2017.

Iris is on display in the Chicago Artists Interpret American Literature Show from September 17, 2017 through January 5, 2018.

Location & Hours

Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery
in the Catholic Theological Union Academic and Conference Center
5416 S. Cornell Ave, 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60615

+1 773-371-5400

Hours: 9 am — 4:30 pm

Complimentary Parking Available

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