Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Demos

I teach live online via zoom as well as in person. See class descriptions for specific information.

Lenin Delsol’s Noir Portrait Online Art Classes

I’m teaching two new online classes through Silhouette & Shadow — an excellent virtual resource for figurative artists. They offer premier drawing references through a video library and virtual drawing session calendar. You can choose from a variety of membership tiers or simply pay for sessions individually.

If you’re not a member, please create a free account before purchasing a class.

During these online classes, I will paint a Noir inspired portrait using a different medium in each session. To learn more, click on the Class Description tab above.

Class Details

October 18, 2021
Dame in Distress Pastel Portrait — This session is over. Please register for the OCT 25th session

October 25, 2021
Femme Fatale Gouache / Watercolor Portrait

Time
6 pm –  8 pm (CST), Monday

Location
www.silhouetteandshadow.org

Cost
$15 per class plus tips for our model and for taking screen shots

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October 18, 2021

This session is over. Please register for the Oct 25th session

Medium: Pastels
Theme: Noir, Dame in Distress
Model: Cassidy Waters

October 25, 2021

Medium: Gouache / Watercolor
Theme: Noir, Femme Fatale
Model: Whitney Masters

Register: October 25th Session

Lenin Delsol’s Noir Portrait Online Art Classes

During each class, I will paint a Noir inspired portrait with instruction. This is a modern take on Noir so we’ll be using color. I will cover topics like lighting, composition, pose, as well as specific techniques of the featured medium throughout.

On October 18th, I will use combination of soft and semi-hard pastels to create a portrait of our Dame in Distress. If you already have pastels, use whatever you have. I have some things listed on a supply list that will be provided. Note: This session has passed. If you are interested in another instructional session like this featuring the Damsel in Distress trope, please contact me. Thanks!

On October 25th, I will paint using a gouache / watercolor technique to capture our Femme Fatale. For those who wish to paint along using materials similar to those I’ll be using, a supply list will be provided when you sign up for this session on Silhouette & Shadow’s website.

Come join in on the fun, and please feel free to ask me questions. For those that paint along and can stick around, we’ll have a short show and tell after each session. I enjoy seeing what everyone creates!

Session Details

October 25, 2021

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm (CST)
Medium:
Gouache / Watercolor
Setting: Studio
Wardrobe: Noir, Femme Fatale
Pose schedule: 2 hour long pose, 5 min breaks every 25 min
Allow screenshots: Yes
Cost: $15 plus tips for our model and for taking screen shots

REGISTER NOW: OCTOBER 25TH SESSION


A noir inspired portrait of dame in distress wearing a red dress painted with gouache and watercolor

From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol

This is an in-person class. To learn more, click on the Class Description tab above.

Class Details
9 am – 1 pm (CDT) on Wednesdays
$295 plus a $50 Model Fee

Location
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
1012 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois

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Class #705

September 22 – October 27, 2021

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Class #706

November 3 – December 15, 2021

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Class #707

January 12 – February 16, 2022

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From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol

Painting a portrait from multiple sittings is crucial for artistic growth. Working this way, you will begin to notice subtle details and build rapport with your sitter—empowering you to paint a genuine likeness that reveals your subject’s inner spirit.

In this class, you can expect to paint three different portraits of a live model sitting in a two-week continued pose. Each session includes demos and a good deal of one-on-one instruction. You will receive online access to the pose images for working outside of class if you so choose.

Special Notes
Class meets in the northlight studio on the 3rd floor of the Palette & Chisel located at 1012 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago, Illinois.

The $50 model fee is required and non-refundable. It must be paid to the instructor at the first class session.

Required Supplies
A supply list will be emailed to you when you register. If you’d like to see a supply list in advance of registering, please contact the Palette & Chisel office at fineart1012@sbcglobal.net or +1 (312) 642-4400.