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Realistic figurative oil painting of a nude reclining woman in a foreshortened pose

Figure Painting in Oils with Lenin Delsol

By Classes, Teaching Schedule, Workshops

New class announcement! I am teaching a brand-new course at the Palette & Chisel called Figure Painting in Oils with Lenin Delsol. It is a short format class which will take place on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, and Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 9 am to 1 pm (CDT).

Using a live model, we will study figurative anatomy, pictorial composition, and color. In addition, the importance of accurate drawing when figure painting will be emphasized. This mini-class is a good option for anyone looking to brush up on their figure painting skills or learn another way of painting the figure.

We will meet in the Northlight studio on the third floor of the historic Palette & Chisel building in Chicago, Illinois.

Learn more or register now on Palette & Chisel’s website. You do not need to be a Palette & Chisel member to take classes there. 

Contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you there!

Now teaching online art classes

By Classes, Online Classes, Teaching Schedule

Learn from the comfort of your own home! In response to Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, I am teaching LIVE online art classes using Zoom. Each class session is six weeks long. To participate, you will need internet and a device with a working microphone and speaker. Once you register and pay, you will receive an email with all the class information: including the Zoom invite, materials list, and anything you will need for the first class.

I’m offering two classes on my on my friend and fellow artist Claudia Selene’s website. Registration is now open. Please keep in mind that when you click on the registration buttons below you will be taken to a payment page at ClaudiaSelene.com.

If you have any questions about the classes or want help testing your device, please feel free to contact me.

Online Class Schedule

Tuesdays, November 10 – December 15, 2020 (six weeks)

Composing a Painting

12pm – 2pm CST
Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15, 2020 (six weeks)
$180

Class description

A picture is worth a thousand words. This class will show you ways to make a picture utilizing photo reference, life, or imagination.

You will learn how to compose a picture with purpose, placing elements in your picture to tell the story you want to tell. You’ll learn to adjust or replace elements in a visually convincing manner. This class will also explore perspective and color as compositional tools.

Students will work in the drawing or painting medium of their choice. This class is recommended for students with at least foundational drawing skills.

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Painting with Pastel

6pm – 8pm CST
Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15, 2020 (six weeks)
$180

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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Pastel painting detail titled Gray & Blue by portrait and figurative artist Lenin Delsol

Next session of Painting in Pastel with Lenin Delsol starts Nov 11

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

My last 2019  Painting in Pastel class session is open for registration on the Palette & Chisel website. It runs Nov 11 – Dec 16, 2019. I hope you’ll join me and make some pastel paintings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Class description

Many people have a set or two of pastels that they thought they might use, but never actually do. In this class, we will finally put those pastels to use painting the portrait and figure while experimenting with different pastel techniques and surfaces. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. Students can expect to work in the very first class.

While this class is open to artists of any skill level, drawing experience and the basics of color theory is required.

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following link will take you to the registration page on the Palette & Chisel website.

Register for Class #734 Painting in Pastel: November 11 – December 16, 2019
Details
  • Time: 12:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $225 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the 2nd floor studio
  • Skill Level: Drawing experience and the basics of color theory required
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
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Summer Class: Painting in Pastel

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

Painting in Pastel with Lenin Delsol is open for registration on the Palette & Chisel website. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Class description

Many people have a set or two of pastels that they thought they might use, but never actually do. In this class, we will finally put those pastels to use painting the portrait and figure while experimenting with different pastel techniques and surfaces. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. Students can expect to work in the very first class.

While this class is open to artists of any skill level, drawing experience and the basics of color theory is required.

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following link will take you to the registration page on the Palette & Chisel website.

Register for Class #731 Painting in Pastel: July 1 – August 5, 2019
Details
  • Time: 12:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $225 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the 2nd floor studio
  • Skill Level: Drawing experience and the basics of color theory required
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
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Summer Suite 2019 Show purple and gold card featuring art by 6 artists in the show

Summer Suite 2019 Group Art Exhibit

By Exhibition News, Gallery Exhibitions

I’m pleased to announce that I’m taking part in the Summer Suite show at the Palette & Chisel again. It’s an annual art exhibit celebrating the start of the summer season — one of Chicago’s best!

Drawings and paintings will be on display in the P&C’s historic galleries showcasing the works of Samuel Dammers, Lenin Delsol (myself), Mary Klug, Mary Palmer, Michele Soncini, and Bodo Stolczenberger.

The show kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, June 7, 2019. Stop by to enjoy the show with a refreshment or two. Be sure to stick around for a special dance performance held in the intimate setting of the main gallery performed by the Laboratory Dancers at 8 p.m.

Opening Reception Friday, June 7, 2019

Show on view June 6 – 17, 2019

Missed the reception? Please stop by during gallery hours listed below. All art for sale.

GALLERY HOURS
Mon – Thu: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri  – Sun: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New Class: Painting in Pastel

By Classes, Teaching Schedule

I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching a new class at the Palette & Chisel!  Painting in Pastels with Lenin Delsol is up on the Palette & Chisel website and there’s still a couple spots open. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Class description

Many people have a set or two of pastels that they thought they might use, but never actually do. In this class, we will finally put those pastels to use painting the portrait and figure while experimenting with different pastel techniques and surfaces. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction. Students can expect to work in the very first class.

While this class is open to artists of any skill level, drawing experience and the basics of color theory is required.

 

Enroll Today

All classes are held at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The following links will take you to each class session’s registration page on their website.

Register for Class 730: May 6 – June 17, 2019*

*In observance of Memorial Day, no class will be held on May 27, 2019.

Details
  • Time: 12:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mondays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $225 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the 2nd floor studio
  • Skill Level: Drawing experience and the basics of color theory required
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
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