"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!"
"For many years, I have harbored a deep love of drawing. Due to a fear of my
lack of knowledge and experience, I rarely if ever attempted to draw. I
ran across JD's work on the internet and knew that I could learn so
much from his workshops. Within the first 2-3 hours, I learned more than
I had ever believed possible. By the end of the 4 days, it was apparent
by my work how much I had learned... stuff that would have taken me
years to figure out on my own!"
"The workshop was wonderful! Full of great information and with a light heartedness in the classroom. I loved learning the new techniques and
having an opportunity to practice them with JD's personal, friendly
guidance. Not only is JD's work inspiring, but also the way he engages
the students and shows interest in their development as an artist."