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Now teaching online art classes

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Learn from the comfort of your own home! In response to Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, I am teaching LIVE online art classes using Zoom. Each class session is six weeks long. To participate, you will need internet and a device with a working microphone and speaker. Once you register and pay, you will receive an email with all the class information: including the Zoom invite, materials list, and anything you will need for the first class.

I’m offering two classes on my on my friend and fellow artist Claudia Selene’s website. Registration is now open. Please keep in mind that when you click on the registration buttons below you will be taken to a payment page at ClaudiaSelene.com.

If you have any questions about the classes or want help testing your device, please feel free to contact me.

Online Class Schedule

Tuesdays, November 10 – December 15, 2020 (six weeks)

Composing a Painting

12pm – 2pm CST
Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15, 2020 (six weeks)
$180

Class description

A picture is worth a thousand words. This class will show you ways to make a picture utilizing photo reference, life, or imagination.

You will learn how to compose a picture with purpose, placing elements in your picture to tell the story you want to tell. You’ll learn to adjust or replace elements in a visually convincing manner. This class will also explore perspective and color as compositional tools.

Students will work in the drawing or painting medium of their choice. This class is recommended for students with at least foundational drawing skills.

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Painting with Pastel

6pm – 8pm CST
Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15, 2020 (six weeks)
$180

Class description

Soft pastels combine the expressive mark-making of a drawing tool with the highest pigment concentration of any art medium. If you have a set lying about that you never learned to use properly, this is your chance!

Combining thorough demonstrations and a live model, this class will get you on the road to making luminous portraits and figure paintings with your new favorite medium!

Some drawing experience will be required in this class, as will a basic knowledge of color theory. We will experiment with different techniques and surfaces, and students can expect to do a minimum of 3 different poses.

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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

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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.

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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
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Oil painting detail titled Cleopatra Shaft by portrait and figurative artist Lenin Delsol

Portrait Painting Class: Oct 30 – Dec 18, 2019

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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Summer Class: Painting in Pastel

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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
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New Class: Painting in Pastel

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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.

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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
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2019 Spring & Summer Portrait Painting Class Schedule

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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.

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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
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2018 Portrait Painting Class Schedule

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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

Continuing Pose Painting Class

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Starting in May, I’m teaching another session of my class, From Sketch to Finish, at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The class meets from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays over the course of 6 weeks. Throughout the class, we will work from the same model in a continuing pose with the goal of completing a finished painting by the end.

Incidentally, it’s the same method that I used to create the main oil painting featured on my flyer below, The Strings of Time, which I’m honored to announce will be exhibited in the Oil Painters of America 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils this May.

I hope you’ll join me at the P&C. It’s a Chicago treasure. Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at (312) 642-4400, Monday thru Friday 10:30 am–5:30 pm.

If you have any questions about the class in May or would like to attend a class in the evening or on a weekend day, please contact me.

Date: May 3 – June 7, 2017 
Meets:
 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
in the P&C’s northlight studio, 3rd floor 
Tuition:
$280.00
payable to the Palette & Chisel plus a $50 model fee (cash or check) payable to Lenin Delsol at the first class session 
Level:
All Levels Welcome, some drawing and painting experience helpful. 
Details:
In From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol, we will paint a single painting over the duration of the class. Continuing with a painting is important as a tool of study, enabling the student to see more and, in turn, paint more of what they see. With emphasis on drawing and artistic anatomy, the way the figure occupies any position will be better understood.
Required Supplies: A list will be emailed to you upon registration. If you would like to see the supply list before registering, please email the P&C office.

Fall 2016 / Winter 2017 Classes

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I’m pleased to announce that I’m teaching three more sessions of my painting class at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The class meets from 9am to 1pm on Wednesdays over the course of 6 weeks. We will work with the same model in a continuing pose throughout the course. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I hope you’ll join me. Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400, Monday thru Friday 10:30 am–5:30 pm.

Dates:
Sept 14 – Oct 26, 2016 (no class 10/5)
Nov 9 – Dec 21 (no class 11/23)
Jan 11 – Feb 15, 2017 
Meets:
 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
in the P&C’s northlight studio, 3rd floor 
Tuition:
$280.00
payable to the Palette & Chisel plus a $50 model fee (cash or check) payable to me at the first class session 
Level:
All Levels Welcome, some drawing and painting experience helpful. 
Details:
In From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol, we will paint a single painting over the duration of the class. Continuing with a painting is important as a tool of study, enabling the student to see more and, in turn, paint more of what they see. With emphasis on drawing and artistic anatomy, the way the figure occupies any position will be better understood.
Required Supplies: A list will be emailed to you upon registration. If you would like to see the supply list before registering, please email the P&C office.