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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.

Register for class

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
Register for class

2019 Spring & Summer Portrait Painting Class Schedule

By | Classes, Teaching Schedule

The next two sessions of my portrait painting class: From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol are up on the Palette & Chisel website. I hope you’ll join me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Register for class

Class description

Painting a portrait from multiple sessions is essential for an artist’s growth. Through repeated observation, we begin to perceive subtle details and build rapport with the portrait sitter. This familiarity will eventually guide us to compose a genuine likeness inspired by a sense of the subject’s spirit and character.

Throughout the course, as we paint two to three pictures of different poses, there will be a good deal of one-on-one instruction with several demos including how to use photos to finish a painting. Each student will have digital access to images taken from their spot for work outside of class time if they so choose.

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 717: May 22 – Jun 26, 2019
Register for Class 718: Aug 7 – Sep 11, 2019
Details
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays for six weeks
  • Tuition: $295 plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor at the first session
  • Location: Palette & Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL in the northlight studio on the 3rd floor 
  • Skill Level: All levels welcome, but some drawing and painting experience helpful
  • How to register:  Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400
Register for class

Continuing Pose Painting Class

By | Classes, Teaching Schedule

Starting in May, I’m teaching another session of my class, From Sketch to Finish, at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The class meets from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays over the course of 6 weeks. Throughout the class, we will work from the same model in a continuing pose with the goal of completing a finished painting by the end.

Incidentally, it’s the same method that I used to create the main oil painting featured on my flyer below, The Strings of Time, which I’m honored to announce will be exhibited in the Oil Painters of America 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils this May.

I hope you’ll join me at the P&C. It’s a Chicago treasure. Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at (312) 642-4400, Monday thru Friday 10:30 am–5:30 pm.

If you have any questions about the class in May or would like to attend a class in the evening or on a weekend day, please contact me.

Date: May 3 – June 7, 2017 
Meets:
 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
in the P&C’s northlight studio, 3rd floor 
Tuition:
$280.00
payable to the Palette & Chisel plus a $50 model fee (cash or check) payable to Lenin Delsol at the first class session 
Level:
All Levels Welcome, some drawing and painting experience helpful. 
Details:
In From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol, we will paint a single painting over the duration of the class. Continuing with a painting is important as a tool of study, enabling the student to see more and, in turn, paint more of what they see. With emphasis on drawing and artistic anatomy, the way the figure occupies any position will be better understood.
Required Supplies: A list will be emailed to you upon registration. If you would like to see the supply list before registering, please email the P&C office.

Fall 2016 / Winter 2017 Classes

By | Classes, Teaching Schedule

I’m pleased to announce that I’m teaching three more sessions of my painting class at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The class meets from 9am to 1pm on Wednesdays over the course of 6 weeks. We will work with the same model in a continuing pose throughout the course. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I hope you’ll join me. Register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400, Monday thru Friday 10:30 am–5:30 pm.

Dates:
Sept 14 – Oct 26, 2016 (no class 10/5)
Nov 9 – Dec 21 (no class 11/23)
Jan 11 – Feb 15, 2017 
Meets:
 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
in the P&C’s northlight studio, 3rd floor 
Tuition:
$280.00
payable to the Palette & Chisel plus a $50 model fee (cash or check) payable to me at the first class session 
Level:
All Levels Welcome, some drawing and painting experience helpful. 
Details:
In From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol, we will paint a single painting over the duration of the class. Continuing with a painting is important as a tool of study, enabling the student to see more and, in turn, paint more of what they see. With emphasis on drawing and artistic anatomy, the way the figure occupies any position will be better understood.
Required Supplies: A list will be emailed to you upon registration. If you would like to see the supply list before registering, please email the P&C office.

From Sketch to Finish with Lenin Delsol

By | Classes, Teaching Schedule

I’m teaching a new class at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. You can register online or call the Palette & Chisel at 312-642-4400, Monday thru Friday 10:30 am–6:30 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I hope you’ll join me! 

Dates: April 15–May 6, 2015 (Wednesdays Only) 
Meets:
 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
in the P&C’s northlight studio, 3rd floor 
Tuition:
$280.00
payable to the Palette & Chisel plus a $50 model fee payable to the instructor 
Level:
All Levels Welcome 
Details: 
In this workshop, we will paint a single painting over the duration of the class. There will be a strong emphasis on drawing and the understanding of the human anatomy. Any medium will be welcome in this class, whether the student wishes to continue in the medium they currently use, or to explore a medium they’ve been interested in for a while, but had never really pursued in any real sense. Continuing with a painting is important as a tool of study enabling the student to see more and in turn paint more of what they see. With our emphasis on artistic anatomy, the way the figure is in any position will be better understood. The first part of the workshop day will be spent in practices intended to bolster confidence in drawing and the use of the respective media the student wishes to use, followed by the main event, the continuing pose
Required Supplies: A list will be emailed to you upon registration. If you would like to see the supply list before registering, please email the P&C office.

Upcoming Show: Quadrilogy at the Palette & Chisel

By | Gallery Exhibitions

Paintings & drawings by Blessing Akalaonu, Lenin Delsol, Sue Kuc and Nick Moscalink.

Come out and enjoy an evening of art and refreshments and help raise funds for a worthy cause! The opening reception for Quadrilogy will benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society with 20% of the sales for the evening going to the organization.

Hope to see you there!

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 12th, 5:30pm–9pm
Exhibit—Open Daily: Sept. 12–21, 2014

Palette & Chisel
1012 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois 60610

More details on the Palette and Chisel, the Quadrilogy exhibit, and all of their other upcoming shows. 

Quadrilogy Announcement