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Drawing Workshop

Subject: Trompe L'Oeil

(Extremely Realistic Drawing)

These are drawings that are so realistic, it looks like actual objects are displayed in a frame.

November 10-12, 2017

Fort Worth, TX

Register now with a 50% deposit and the balance won't be due until the first day of the workshop.

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 the techniques that I am most known for.
  • Successful trompe l'oeil artwork should, at least temporarily, fool the viewer into thinking that real objects are displayed.
  • In this class, I'll take you step by step to learn to render this type of illusion along with various backgrounds that will help create depth and texture.
  • You will learn how to create the delicate smooth shading required for the lighter values in an illusion and to increase contrast to make the illusion "pop".
  • Compositional aspects of trompe l'oeil will also be explored so you will leave with the knowledge to set up and execute your own successful trompe l'oeil drawing. 
  • You are encouraged to bring examples of your previous work for me to evaluate privately. 

If you are concerned about "not being good enough" to take this class. Let me assure you that you will do fine. I've had kids as young as 10 years old take this workshop with amazing results.

This workshop subject always sells out quickly. If you would like to join me and be one of 20 enthusiastic students to learn the techniques necessary to create these amazing illusions...

click the button below to register NOW!

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Below are samples of what you can create with the techniques you will learn in this workshop. These are not the final projects.

Learn to create the illusion of photographs,

masking tape, and various backgrounds. 

You will learn to create the illusion of playing cards,
wrinkled paper, and even a title card
with your name on your drawing. 


Workshop Location:

Residence Inn Fort Worth Alliance Airport
13400 North Freeway 
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Hotel Phone: 817.750.7000

The hotel is offering a special group rate of $99 per night. Each suite has a fully equipped granite kitchen with refrigerator, stove top and microwave. There is a fitness center and outdoor pool. Once you register, I will send you a link to make your reservation for the group rate. 


Friday November 10 - Sunday November 12, 2017 9am to 4pm each day


NEW STUDENTS: $498 or $249 Deposit - Includes my Drawing Tutorial Membership Site & access to my "Realistic Drawing with Light, Texture and Contrast" video tutorial. Choose "Includes Video Tutorial" at checkout if you do not yet have this tutorial or have not taken a live workshop from me. 

PREVIOUS STUDENTS: $468 or $234 Deposit - Does not include the Realistic Drawing with Light Texture and Contrast tutorial. This is for those who have previously taken a live drawing workshop with me, or have purchased the tutorial. Please note that some previous students who do not already have the tutorial may want to purchase the other option, as the tutorial is a great review of the material covered in previous workshops.  Choose "No Video Tutorial" at checkout if you already have this tutorial or have taken a live workshop from me and do not want access to the tutorial.

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 10th). If you would like to pay the balance by check or a different card, please contact me before then.

Tuition includes all materials needed to complete the project and a Contrast and Textures Pencil Kit.

Tuition payments can be made by credit card by clicking the secure shopping cart below.  

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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!

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!

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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 10, 2017 will result in the loss of the entire deposit.

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