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In-person class 

From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol

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Drawing and understanding color are both essential parts of painting. Additionally, painting from multiple sittings is a significant part of the process. By working in this manner, you will notice subtle details and develop a rapport with your sitter, empowering you to paint a likeness that reveals the subject’s spirit. 

The primary focus of this class is painting a portrait using Oil and Pastel, although all media is welcome. Throughout the course, I will demonstrate several techniques and give one-on-one instruction. You can expect to paint three different portraits of a live model sitting in a two-week continued pose. You will have online access to the pose images.

To learn about my portrait painting process, check out this article I wrote for Realism Today. 

Day / Time
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (CDT)

Tuition
$295

Model Fee
$60

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

pastel portrait of a model with a dark complexion wearing a black shawl
Portrait of a woman with black hair and bare shoulders gazing left
Portrait Painting Class Schedule

Jun 12 – Jul 24, 2024*

10:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
*No class 6/19
Class #712

Jul 31 – Sep 4, 2024

10:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
Class #713

Special Notes
Please come prepared to work in the first class. The Palette & Chisel will email you a supply list when you register. If you’d like to see the list in advance of registering, please contact their office at [email protected]

The $60 model fee is in addition to the class fee. It is required and non-refundable. Please plan to pay it at the first class session. Thanks!

In-person class 

Instinctive Figure Painting with Lenin Delsol

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The purpose of this class will be to develop your confidence and a way of seeing the figure as a whole, utilizing basic anatomical landmarks and a sense of comparative proportion. Together, we will examine the physical landmark relationships inherent in the human subjects we choose to paint and draw. 

During the course of the class, we will paint several poses—both figure and clothed figure, with practical demos being shown throughout. We will also discuss composition and apply those ideas to artworks created in the class.

Day / Time
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (CDT)

Tuition
$295

Model Fee
$60

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

watercolor of a nude female figure turning away from a golden stream of light meant to entice her
Realistic figurative oil painting of a woman sitting with arms
Realistic figurative oil painting of nude reclining woman draped in blue chiffon fabric
Figure Painting Class Schedule

Jun 12 – Jul 24, 2024*

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
*No class 6/19
Class #805

Jul 31 – Sep 4, 2024

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
Class #806

Special Notes
Please come prepared to work in the first class. The Palette & Chisel will email you a supply list when you register. If you’d like to see the list in advance of registering, please contact their office at [email protected]

The $60 model fee is in addition to the class fee. It is required and non-refundable. Please plan to pay it at the first class session. Thanks!