Click below to join my email list to be notified of upcoming workshops, video tutorials and drawing supplies:
Email Signup

Sorry...sold out.

Subject: Realistic Textures

Learn to render realistic looking glass, water, wood, shiny reflected metal, pitted metal, clouds, grass, and fur.

March 6-8, 2020

Carlsbad, CA (near San Diego)

To be placed on the wait list:


About This Drawing Workshop:

All supplies are included so there is absolutely nothing you will need to bring except your desire to learn.

  • This 3 day class is a unique opportunity to learn a variety subjects that many people have difficulty drawing.
  • I'll begin by demonstrating the techniques and drawing tools you will use on a particular subject. Then I walk through the class giving individual attention to insure everyone's success.
  • You will learn how to analyze every texture imaginable and decide on the pencils and techniques to needed to render it realistically.
  • You'll also learn how and when to include a background in your drawings.
  • These skills will enable you know how to proceed with any subject and texture.
  • You are encouraged to bring examples of your previous work for me to evaluate privately.

My workshops always sell out quickly!

If you would like to join me

and 19 other enthusiastic students...

click the button below to register NOW!

Sorry...Sold Out
To be placed on the wait list please email: 

100% Secure Order Form - Your Privacy is Protected

Below are samples of the subjects and textures you will learn in this workshop.
(These are not the final projects)

Learn the techniques needed to draw realistic looking glass and water...
fur and grass...
Learn the subtle shading and contrast of a sky with clouds...
and various fabric textures with wrinkles and detailed stitching.
This drawing has several textures you will learn in the exercises. I'll also have reference photos of the metal cup and pencil available for you to use as a final project.
After learning the techniques required to draw realistic looking glass and liquid, you can choose this one as your final project.

If you are concerned about "not being good enough" to take this class. Let me assure you that you will do fine. As you can see below, I've had kids as young as 10 years old in my workshops achieve amazing results.

"Metal cup with Pencil"
by Ethan
Age 10


Residence Inn San Diego/Carlsbad
2000 Faraday Avenue
Carlsbad CA 92008

The hotel is offering a group rate of $139 per night. All rooms have full kitchens and plenty of room. Conveniently located close to area attractions such as Legoland and the scenic Pacific Beaches. This hotel offers a free breakfast, fitness center, free daily parking, and an outdoor heated pool.  

March 6-8, 2020 - 9am to 4pm each day 

$488 or $244 Deposit - Includes my Drawing Tutorial Membership Site & access to my "Realistic Drawing with Light, Texture and Contrast" video tutorial, and everything needed to complete the project, including all pencils and blending materials. 

A 50% deposit will secure your spot! By choosing the 50% deposit by credit card option, the balance will be automatically charged to your credit card 30 days prior to the workshop (February 6th). If you would like to pay the balance by check or a different card, please contact me before then. Tuition payments can be made by credit card by clicking the secure shopping cart below. 

QUESTIONS? Email me at:

Watch me demonstrate the techniques on the big screen.

Individual attention ensures students fully understand the techniques.

All supplies are included
and yours to take home.

Watch the video below to see some of my previous students talk about their experiences in my workshop.

(Make sure you turn up your speakers)

More Previous Student Comments

"Awesome! The atmosphere of camaraderie and friendly encouragement is
set by JD. What a nice guy. Plus, he knows stuff and shares whatever he knows. It's fun and informative. I want to attend more!
Joyce, TX 

"I've 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 critic." 
Kim, OH

"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!" Melanie, ID 

"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."
Anne, AZ

"I  had the most helpful, fun, learning experience I have ever had in my life. I have learned sooo
much it's unbelievable. I loved this workshop!"
Zeinab, TX 

"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!"
Maree, UT 

"This workshop was great for all skill levels and all ages. The challenge to stretch existing skills was given with clear and concise direction. JD is very articulate and does not waste words. Every sentence is gold!" Marlene, CO "I appreciated that you critiqued everyone equally. Sometimes instructors focus more on the more "talented" participants,. Your comments were also very specific, which is extremely helpful."
Cheryl, TX

You will not learn these techniques anywhere else. 
If the dates work for you, come join us!

If I cancel:
A full refund will be made if the class is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, JDH Art is not responsible for any non-refundable airfares or lodging. If minimum enrollment is not met by 20 days prior to a course, the course will be cancelled. Minimum enrollment is ten, the maximum number of students per class is 20. Many classes sell out within a week of opening registration. Therefore, early registration is highly recommended and appreciated.
If you cancel:
The deadline for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee, is February 6th. Refund requests after that date will not be honored.  Cancellation must be given in writing. 
Failure to remit the balance by February 6, 2020 will result in the loss of the entire deposit. 

For more information about my live drawing workshops, video tutorials, 
drawings supplies, and original drawings,