Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Demos

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

Lenin Delsol Teaches Figure Drawing with Watercolors

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

If you’re not a member, please create a free account before purchasing a class. I hope to see you there!

CLASS 1:
August 2, 2021
6 pm – 8 pm (CDT)
$15 

Register for Class 1

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CLASS 2:
August 9, 2021
6 pm – 8 pm (CDT)
$15

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Lenin Delsol Teaches Figure Drawing with Watercolors

On August 2nd, we will focus on shorter 5 – 20 minute poses and watch as Lenin demonstrates how to get the information you need at the beginning of the pose to lay your groundwork.

Then on August 9th, we will take a pose from the first class to re-approach and learn Lenin’s watercolor process to create a masterful 2 hour piece.

Art Model @schott_to_the_heartJoining us from the East Coast, @Schott_to_the_Heart will be posing for this virtual class. You can apply Lenin’s teachings in real time as you view their screens side by side or individually.

Setting: Home Studio
Wardrobe: Nude
Pose schedule: 2 hour long pose, 5 min breaks every 25 min
Allow screenshots: Yes

CLASS 1:
August 2, 2021
6 pm – 8 pm (CDT)
$15 

Register for Class 1

Clicking the button takes you to the session page on Silhouette & Shadow’s website.

CLASS 2:
August 9, 2021
6 pm – 8 pm (CDT)
$15

Register for Class 2

Clicking the button takes you to the session page on Silhouette & Shadow’s website.

Figure Painting in Oils with Lenin Delsol

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

Class #711

August 18 – August 25, 2021

Class Details
9 am – 1 pm (CDT) on Wednesdays
$175 plus a $25 Model Fee
All levels welcome

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

Register for Class #711

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Figure Painting in Oils with Lenin Delsol

Throughout history, figure painting has been an essential part of an artist’s development. It is also a principal activity at the Palette and Chisel.

In this two session class, we will paint a figure using oil paints. We will explore figurative anatomy and pictorial composition, examine the use of color and stress the importance of drawing.

For those wanting to sharpen their skills, or learn a different approach to painting the figure, this short class will be of interest to you.

Special Notes
Class meets in the northlight studio on the 3rd floor of the Palette & Chisel.

The $25 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.

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

Register for Class #707

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.