Realistic Drawing Workshop with JD Hillberry

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Still Life Drawing Workshop

"Onions and Garlic"

November 16 - 18, 2018

Round Rock, TX (near Austin)

About This Drawing Workshop:

  • In this workshop, you will learn to draw my "Onions and Garlic" drawing. This includes, how to create a graduated background from light gray to dark black. The great renaissance masters used this technique to create more depth and dimension in their artwork. Knowing how to do this is extremely useful, no matter what your subject is.
  • You will also learn how to use masking techniques to achieve sharp definition between your subject and the background.
  • Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and you will learn how to identify and solve potential problems.
  • You are encouraged to bring examples of previous work for me to evaluate privately. These one-on-one sessions will take place at the end of class each day for those interested.
  • You also get access to my online tutorial "Realistic Drawing with Light Texture and Contrast" in the members area of my new website.

My Finished Drawing of
"Onions and Garlic" 

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

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Watch me demonstrate the techniques on the big screen.
Click to see workshop photos

Individual attention ensures students fully understand the techniques. 
Click to see student drawings

All supplies are included
and yours to take home... Including my Pencil Kit and DVD

Important Workshop Information:

Workshop Location:
Residence Inn - Austin/Round Rock
2505 South IH 35
Round Rock, TX
(512) 733-2400

The hotel is offering a group rate of $122 per night. The hotel offers free hot breakfast buffet with healthy options, a fitness area and an outdoor swimming pool. There are many dining options withing walking distance. 

Friday November 16 - Sunday November 18, 2018
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, all materials needed to complete the project, and a Contrast and Textures Pencil Kit. 
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 (October 16th). 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. 
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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

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. 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 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Refund requests after the 30 days will not be honored  Cancellation must be given in writing.

*If you have signed up for the video tutorial option and you cancel, you will need to purchase the tutorial at the current price on the web in order to continue to have access to the Membership Site.

Failure to remit the balance by October 16th will result in the loss of the entire deposit.

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