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JD Hillberry
Drawing Workshops and Classes
Schedule for 2016/17

NOTE: My workshops sell out very fast. To make sure you don't miss out...

That way you will be notified as soon as registration opens for the workshops listed below.

Scroll down and look for the green Registration Open buttons and click there for more information about the workshop.

As you see from all of the red SOLD OUT buttons on this page, my workshops can sell out quickly. If you can't attend the workshop above, please make sure you are on my email list to be notified as soon as registration opens for other classes.

Workshop & Tutorial Notifications

April 8 - 10, 2016
(Three Days)

Bradenton, Florida
(Near Sarasota)

Subject: Portraits

Registration Status

SOLD OUT

To be placed on a waiting list please email me at:

[email protected]

Portrait Workshop (Smooth Skin Textures)

NOTE:
I recently added this class to my Florida Workshop schedule because the one below sold out in less than 10 hours!
If you are interested in attending, please don't wait. It is selling out quickly as well.

This class will focus the techniques necessary to create realistic looking smooth skin texture on females and babies.

Students will learn all about, laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism as well as getting that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to life. 

Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) drawing the same portrait.

April 15 - 17, 2016
(Three Days)

Bradenton, Florida
(Near Sarasota)

Subject: Portraits

Registration Status:

SOLD OUT

To be placed on a waiting list please email me at:

[email protected]

Portrait Workshop (Smooth Skin Textures)

This is the same workshop as the one above.

This class will focus the techniques necessary to create realistic looking smooth skin texture on females and babies.

Students will learn all about, laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism as well as getting that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to life. 

Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) drawing the same portrait.

April 29 - May 1, 2016
(Three Days)

Bradenton, Florida
(Near Sarasota)

Subject: Still Life

Registration Status:

SOLD OUT

To be placed on a waiting list please email me at:

[email protected]

Still Life

In this class, we will all be drawing my Onions and Garlic drawing. Students will also learn how to create a graduated background from light gray to dark black and learn how the great renaissance masters used this technique to create more depth and dimension with their subjects.

Thoughout my career as an artist, I've learned more from studying still life drawings and paintings than any other genre. With this simple subject, you will gain the invaluable knowledge of composition, contrast, along with subtle texture and shading, which will carry over to virtually everything you draw in the future.

Lighting situations for general still life art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures. 

Reference photos and drawing from life will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems when working with both.

 

June 10 - 12, 2016
(Three Days)

Westminster, Colorado
(NEW) Subject: Trompe l'Oiel

Registration Status:

SOLD OUT

To be placed on a waiting list please email me at:

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Trompe l'Oeil

If you are unfamiliar with this genre, click here to see some of my trompe l'oeil drawings.

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.

Compositional aspects of trompe l'oeil will also be explored and you will leave with the knowledge of how to set up and execute a successful trompe l'oeil drawing.

 



July 29 - 31, 2016
(Three Days)

Louisville, Colorado
Subject: TBD

Registration Status:

SOLD OUT

 

Portraits
Character Study of "Hook
"
(Click Here for a picture of the final project)

In this workshop you'll learn the techniques needed to create a portrait which includes rough wrinkled skin, white hair and beard, against a dark background.

If you have struggled with achieving a realistic skin texture or getting your portrait drawings to really "pop" off the page, this class is for you.

Once you understand these core concepts and techniques you'll be able to use this knowledge to help give all your drawings a much more realistic look.

September 23 - 25, 2016
(Three Days)

Westminster, Colorado
 

Subject: Portraits

Please email me at
[email protected]
to be placed on the waiting list
SOLD OUT
Portrait Workshop (Smooth Skin Textures)

This class will focus the techniques necessary to create realistic looking smooth skin texture on females and babies.

Students will learn all about, laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism as well as getting that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to life. 

Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) drawing the same portrait.

November 18 - 20, 2016
(Three Days)

Austin, Texas
 

Subject: Flowers

Please email me at
[email protected]
to be placed on the waiting list

SOLD OUT

Flowers (A Realistic Rose)

This is a brand new workshop. I've had many requests to do a class on how to draw realistic flowers. I've been working on it for sometime now and it is finally ready.

In this class you will learn how to create the delicate shading required for flowers as well as increase contrast to make the drawing "pop". We will use charcoal, graphite and carbon pencils along with my blending techniques to create the soft, smooth texture of the petals against a rougher, dark background.

After several demonstrations and shading exercises, we will all work on the same image which I will supply to the class.

Dates TBA
(Three Days)

Bradenton, Florida
(Near Sarasota)

Subject: TBD

Registration Status

REGISTRATION
OPENS
SOON!!!


I'm coming back to Florida!

The subjects for this class and the one below haven't been determined yet, but it will most likely be a still life, trompe l'oeil, or portrait subject I haven't done in the area yet.

These workshops in this area sell out extremely fast! Make sure you are signed up on my email list to be notified as soon as registration opens.

Dates TBA
(Three Days)

Bradenton, Florida
(Near Sarasota)

Subject: TBD

Registration Status

REGISTRATION
OPENS
SOON!!!


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