"JD, Thank you for the great workshop held the 8,9,and 10th of October.
Even though COVID postponed this class from spring, I’m so glad that I
was able to take it in October. With physical distancing and masks it was a really safe environment. Your personal one-on-one help
always wearing your mask showed us how sincere you were in keeping all of us
Besides that, we all came home with a drawing of a beautiful rose. Your
style of teaching is great making each one of us feel special. Thank you
for help, encouragement and sharing of your very special talent."
"This is the second class I've taken from JD. Usually, when I
take an art class, I walk away without a finished piece but JD's organized way
of teaching enabled me to bring home a (nearly) finished piece each time.
By the way,
although this class was during the awful Covid-19 dilemma, I didn't for a
minute feel threatened by it. Each student was more at least 6' from the other
and masks were worn whenever JD came around to individually review our work.
The hotel in which the workshop was held was clean and all staff wore masks at
all times. The entire experience was, once again, wonderful! I'm looking
forward to yet another class with JD...and Vicki!!
"Thank you for such a great workshop! As a teacher, I've been to many workshops in a variety of media
and you by far out do all of them. The pre-workshop videos were extremely
helpful. I'm so glad you provided them. You are an excellent teacher and you took
me to new heights. I'm confident that I can now get the "punch"
my drawings needed, and I can't wait to take another workshop to learn even
more. I'll definitely be
promoting your workshops to my colleagues at school as well as through the
Missouri Art Ed Association."
always been interested in pencil drawing and really wanted to be a part
of one of JD's workshops, but as a beginner, I was afraid I wasn't good
enough. I'm so glad I finally did this. JD taught me more in 1 hour
than I have every thought possible. He is a great teacher and a friendly
"This class was exactly what I needed to take
me to the next level. JD's teaching style is so encouraging for artists
of any level. Everything I hoped to learn in this class was delivered. I
had such a pleasant and satisfying experience. Thank You, JD Hillberry-
it was great!"