Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Demos

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

LIVE ONLINE CLASS

Portrait and Figure Drawing in Charcoal with Lenin Delsol

March 23 – April 27, 2021
Tuesdays, 12 pm – 2 pm (CST)
$180

Each week we meet online for a live (not prerecorded) session using Zoom. To participate you will need good internet access and a device with a microphone and speaker.

Class description

In this class we will create portraits and figurative drawings using the simple tools of charcoal, paper, and an eraser. We will use commercially toned paper and also learn how to tone our own paper using watercolor and acrylic paint.

The class will focus on ways of handling this expressive medium, as well as anatomy, foreshortening and other principals of figure and portrait drawing.

Lessons will alternate between demonstrations using a live model, and critiques of student work. Each student will receive photographs of the model taken from various angles, to be used in homework assignments. As we examine student work, I will perform short demonstrations to illustrate the principals and concepts being discussed.

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LIVE ONLINE CLASS

Painting with Pastels with Lenin Delsol

March 30 – May 4, 2021
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CST)
$180

Each week we meet online for a live (not prerecorded) session using Zoom. To participate you will need good internet access and a device with a microphone and speaker.

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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HYBRID CLASS — IN PERSON & LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol

March 31 – May 5, 2021
Wednesdays, 9 am-1 pm (CST)
$295 plus a $50 Model Fee 

In Person Students: Meet in the Palette & Chisel northlight studio on the 3rd floor at 1012 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Online Students: Meet online for a live (not prerecorded) session using Zoom. You will need good internet access and a device with a microphone and speaker. This is a hybrid class combining both online and in person students.

Class description

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.

Those who cannot attend in person can attend remotely via Zoom live online sessions. If you are able to paint from the comfort of your own home, this may be the right choice for you.

Register Now

The button directly connects you to the class registration and payment portal at PaletteandChisel.org

HYBRID CLASS — IN PERSON & LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol

May 19 – June 6, 2021
Wednesdays, 9 am-1 pm (CST)
$295 plus a $50 Model Fee 

In Person Students: Meet in the Palette & Chisel northlight studio on the 3rd floor at 1012 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Online Students: Meet online for a live (not prerecorded) session using Zoom. You will need good internet access and a device with a microphone and speaker. This is a hybrid class combining both online and in person students.

Class description

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.

Those who cannot attend in person can attend remotely via Zoom live online sessions. If you are able to paint from the comfort of your own home, this may be the right choice for you.

Register Now

The button directly connects you to the class registration and payment portal at PaletteandChisel.org