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In-person class 

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.

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

Portrait of Alejandro by Lenin Delsol
Realistic oil portrait of a young woman wearing an orange gold trimmed headscarf gazing off to the left of us
Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Portrait Painting Class Schedule

Sep 14 – Oct 19, 2022

10:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
Class #711

Nov 9 – Dec 21, 2022

10:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor Note: No class 11/23
Class #712

Jan 18 – Feb 22, 2023

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

Mar 8 – Apr 12, 2023

10:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
Class #714

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 fineart1012@sbcglobal.net

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!

Portrait of a woman with black hair and bare shoulders gazing left
In-person class 

Instinctive Figure Painting with Lenin Delsol

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, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (CDT)

Tuition
$295

Model Fee
$60

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

Realistic figurative oil painting of a woman sitting with arms
Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Figure Painting Class Schedule

Sep 14 – Oct 19, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
Class #802

Nov 9 – Dec 21, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor Note: No class 11/23
Class #803

Jan 18 – Feb 22, 2023

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
Class #804

Mar 8 – Apr 12, 2023

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT, Wednesdays, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd floor
Class #805

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 fineart1012@sbcglobal.net

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!

Gestural figurative oil study of three nude women on a white background