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2014 Drawing Workshop Schedule

My workshops can sell out extremely fast to make sure you don't miss out,
make sure you are signed up on my workshop email list
to be notified as soon as registration opens for the workshops listed below.

April 17, 2014
(One Day)

Fort Worth Texas

Subject:  Basics of Contrast and Textures

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This class is sold out
to be placed on the waiting list, please email me at questions@jdhillberry.com


Class Description


This one day class will get you up to speed with all the supplies and pencils I use create more texture and contrast in your drawings. It's perfect for beginners. 

Through demonstrations and hands on exercises, I'll show the techniques I use for smooth skin, rough skin, wood, metal, glass, various textured backgrounds and more. 

Lighting situations for still life and portrait art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional techniques will be covered so the students will understand how the achieve maximum impact and realism. 

April 18 - 20, 2014
(Three Days)

Fort Worth Texas

Subject: Still Life

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This class is sold out
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Class Description

Students will learn the basic texture and shading techniques necessary to realistically render a variety of contrasting textures. If you have taken a still life class from me before, we will be working on a new final subject. We will all be drawing my Onions and Garlic. Along with the subject of the paper bag with onions and garlic, this piece will incorporate the use of a graduated background as well as masking with frisket. 

Lighting situations for still life art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional techniques will be covered so the students will understand how the achieve maximum impact and realism. 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.

 


April 25 - 27, 2014
(Three Days)

Austin, Texas

Subject: Portraits - Smooth Skin

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This class is sold out
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 Class Description

This is one of the most popular classes I teach. I've jam packed this class to include the basics for those of you that haven't taken a workshop from me previously. Students will learn all about the included supplies, laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism. 

Students will learn the techniques necessary to render the textures of smooth skin, eyes, lips, and hair, while using graphite, carbon, charcoal, and various blending techniques. These techniques are great for drawing babies and female faces. 

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) working on the same portrait.

 


July 17, 2014
(One Day)

Louisville, Colorado

Subject: Basics of Contrast and Textures

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Class Description


This one day class will get you up to speed with all the supplies and pencils I use create more texture and contrast in your drawings. It's perfect for beginners. Even if you are not a beginner, it's highly recommended that you take this class if you have not taken a workshop from me previously. It's also a great class to get your feet wet with my techniques if you aren't sure if my methods are right for you.

Through demonstrations and hands on exercises, I'll show the techniques I use for smooth skin, rough skin, wood, metal, glass, various textured backgrounds and more. 

Lighting situations for still life and portrait art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional techniques will be covered so the students will understand how the achieve maximum impact and realism. 


July 18 - 20, 2014
(Three Days)

Louisville, Colorado

Subject: Portraits -
Rough Skin 

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Class Description

The focus of this class  portraits of subjects with rougher skin, gray hair and beards.  This is great for character studies, older men, or any subject that you would want to accentuate texture. It will include techniques and ideas for rendering backgrounds for your portraits.

A reference photo and the basic outline of the final project will be supplied so students can concentrate on the "fun" part of the drawing process with the emphasis on shading,  texturing, and making the portrait come to life. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) working on the same portrait.

August 7th 
(One Day)

Salt Lake City, UT

Subject: Basics of Contrast and Textures

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OPENING SOON

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Class Description

This is the same class as the February 27th workshop above.
This one day class will get you up to speed with all the supplies and pencils I use create more texture and contrast in your drawings. It's perfect for beginners. Even if you are not a beginner, it's highly recommended that you take this class if you have not taken a workshop from me previously. It's also a great class to get your feet wet with my techniques if you aren't sure if my methods are right for you.

Through demonstrations and hands on exercises, I'll show the techniques I use for smooth skin, rough skin, wood, metal, glass, various textured backgrounds and more. 

Lighting situations for still life and portrait art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional techniques will be covered so the students will understand how the achieve maximum impact and realism. 


August 8th - 10th
(Three Days)

Salt Lake City, UT

Subject: Portraits -
Smooth Skin

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OPENING SOON

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Class Description

This is one of the most popular classes I teach and it can be combined with the one above if you are interested in taking 4 full days of drawing instruction from me. 

Students will learn the techniques necessary to render the textures of smooth skin, eyes, lips, and hair, with graphite, carbon, charcoal, and various blending techniques. These techniques are great for drawing babies and female faces. 

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) working on the same portrait.

NOTE: Do not book flights or hotel reservations until you have received email confirmation that you are registered

Stay Tuned!
My the rest of my 2014 Drawing Workshop Schedule will be available soon!

 

Below are some of the other classes I'V conducted.
I'm leaving it up here so you can get an idea of the variety of classes I offer.

March 28 - 30, 2014
(Three Days)

Westminster, Colorado

Subject:  Trompe L'Oeil 
(Fool the Eye Illusions)

SOLD OUT

Class Description

Since this is the type of work I do most often, it is my favorite class to teach! If you are interested in learning how I create the extremely realistic drawings that can fool people into thinking there are actually objects placed in a frame, this is the class for you.

This class will focus on the techniques I use to create my  Trompe l'Oeil drawings.  You will learn the techniques necessary to render a variety of contrasting textures, such as metal, paper, wood, and yes... even the illusion of the masking tape that I have been incorporating in some of my newer pieces. Various background textures will be demonstrated and you will learn when, where, and why to consider adding a background in your drawings. Compositional techniques will be covered so students will understand how to increase contrast and realism to help make objects appear to jump off the page.

October 13th, 14th 2013
(Two Days)

 

Monterey, California

Textures and Contrast

SOLD OUT

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2 Day Contrast and Textures Workshop

This two day class will cover everything in the One day class in July (above) and includes an entire second day to learn even more about how I get my work to "pop".  If you haven't  taken a workshop from me before, this is a great class to get your feet wet with my techniques.

Through demonstrations and hands on exercises, I'll show the techniques I use for clouds, wood, metal, glass, smooth skin, rough skin, clothing, and a unique method to get a sparkle in the eyes for any portrait.

Lighting situations for still life and portrait art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional techniques will be covered so the students will understand how the achieve maximum impact and realism. 

November 8th - 10th, 2013
(Three days)

Westminster, Colorado

(BYOP)
Bring Your Own Project Workshop

 

SOLD OUT

 

3 Day Bring Your Own Project Workshop

This is the only class I offer in which students can bring in their own drawings to work on. All my other classes are more structured and you work on the subjects I supply. 

It is open only to previous students that have taken a three day class or a one day class described above.

This is an excellent chance for you to pick my brain for three whole days to get the help you need to finish that drawing that you are stuck on, or start a new drawing. The subject matter can be anything you wish. This workshop will include personal emails from me prior to the class so we can discuss the drawing(s) you would like to work on. 


Please check back often or sign up on my email list to be notified when more classes become available. 

NOTE: Do not book flights or hotel reservations until you have received confirmation that you are registered.


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