Classroom in a Box! The Paper Illusion

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For some of us, it's just not possible to attend a workshop

 Dru has designed his classroom in a box home study courses just for you. Dru is 100% committed to making his lessons the best and most informative they can be. Each Classroom in a Box walks you through the project step-by-step just like being at a Dru Blair workshop.

Classroom in a Box home study courses are recorded in real-time using HD video and narrated by Dru Blair himself as he walks you through your project and explains not only every mark he makes, but more importantly, why he makes those marks, as well as why he chooses to use one technique over another. Classroom in a Box home study courses: the next best thing to being there!

Here is the illusion that fooled Chip Foose

This illusion is so convincing that it has fooled even some of the best in the business. This is the same illusion Dru created to trick Chip Foose on the television show Overhaulin.' Chip thought this was a real piece of paper, and attempted to lift it from the wall. only to discover this was entirely painted.

Now you recreate this same illusion anywhere. No matter your current skill level, you can achieve greater realism in your work and become a better artist. We guarantee it.

Join a workshop or purchase Classroom in a Box home study course to prove to yourself that you ready to take your art to the next level!

This is a step by step workshop project from beginning to end - Just like being in the classroom with Dru teaching! You see the project directly. The camera is positioned in precisely over the shoulder, not off to the side, so you will see the project develop as Dru's eyes would see it.

Topics covered include

  • Layout
  • positioning a stencil
  • light direction and shadow
  • freehand approach
  • stencil approach
  • layer effects
  • eraser techniques
  • etcetera principle
  •  The necessary level of detail
  •  linework layout
  •  managing shadow edges
  •  3D trompe l'oeil effect


Included in this kit:

  • 6 - 8.5 x 11-inch sheets of copy paper
  • 1- 9.5 x 14 inch reference photo for use as a guide
  • 4-part stencil set made of 10 mil Mylar
  • Tooth pick
  •  3 - 1 oz mixing cups
  • 4 - 1 oz bottles of Yellow, Orange, White, Black Createx Illustration Colors™
  • marker for red line
  • marker for blue line
  •  6 feet of masking tape
  •  Aggressive Pencil Eraser
  •  Magnetic special elevated edge ruler
  • Exclusive access to online instructional content
  • Nicely packaged to keep supplies organized - also GREAT for gift giving!

Recommended skill level - Beginner and higher. If you are new to airbrushing we also recommend the Classroom in a Box - Eye kit. 

Only $99.95 (free shipping inside the USA)

Usage rights are included with the Classroom in a box, so purchasers can paint this image, again and again, royalty-free. Usage rights of kit materials and videos themselves are non-transferable, and distribution of the kits, videos, and/or their content to the public is prohibited without written consent.

Some students have even sold their art created with the kit for more than the cost of the kit itself. For example, Alan Anderson recently sold his painting from the “Stargazer” kit for $600!

Since all environments are different, we encourage you to make use of the included copy paper as a reference to fold, wrinkle and place in the environment that you will display your painting. This way your illusion will be much more convincing!


Video Access (granted at checkout) Includes access to over 1 hour of step by step instructional HD quality video!

This is a full workshop project from beginning to end - Just like being in the classroom with Dru teaching! You see the project develop right before your eyes. The camera is positioned directly over Dru's shoulder, so you will see the project develop as Dru would see it.

1-Purchase one or more Classroom in a Box kits

2-Create an account at checkout if you don't already have one with our store. You will be prompted to supply your email and create a password unless you have previously created an account for that email address.

3-Check your email for a link to view your Classroom in a Box video(s). It will have a subject of:  Blair School of Realism: Classroom in a Box -Video link, and will arrive from: Blair School of Art

4-Click on the link that is emailed to you. You will be directed when to enter your password. You will then be able to view your video online (requires internet access).

Videos are for private use only and may not be shared, played for an audience, or used to conduct classes without written authorization. Violation may result in forfeiture of viewing rights to all Classroom in a Box videos.

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