Facilities and Location

Our  art school is located in Dru's ancestral hometown of Blair, SC on a scenic 100-acre campus that is part of Sumter National Forest. Free from urban and metropolitan distractions, it is an ideal learning environment.

Our 2 new studios are much larger and better equipped than our previous studio in Wake Forest, NC
 

Three buildings, totaling 11,000 square feet, designed to house up to16 students, opened in January 2009. The two main buildings are situated approximately 2500 feet apart, and feature 8 private bedrooms and a two-room suite, each with a private bath. Building #1 houses the main dining area, and the classroom and conference room are located in building #2. The artist lodging is a non-smoking facility for students only. No guests or pets are permitted. The facilities are devoted to art education, so there are no TV's in the rooms. A house phone is available free of charge to make calls within the US.


Workshop participants have the option to include private rooms and bathrooms, as well as 3 home-cooked meals a day and snacks for $150!

Mealtime: Home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served family-style by our resident chef so that students and staff may dine together. Snacks and coffee will also be provided in the student lounge which adjoins the workshops.

We appreciate you contacting us a week in advance with any special dietary needs. If you have any allergies, medical conditions, or other information you feel we should be aware of please send a private email or provide them using the Comments or special instructions → link during checkout.

You should plan to arrive the evening before your first day of class and depart the evening your class ends.

You may add Extended stay days to your workshop at the rate of $150/day.

Extended stay is the best way to become more self-sufficient with the techniques you learn during class, while still having staff on hand to lend guidance if needed. Extended Stay room rate is $150 per night (call or email for availability). Extended Stay includes, use of the studio to work on individual projects of your own choosing, and access to kitchen and laundry facilities. For anyone signing up for extended stay, departure times should be made for after 12:30 pm

Traveling by Air? Read about our airport shuttle service.

If you need assistance determining your travel dates or have any other questions, please contact us at (803)635-8060 or classes@schoolofrealism.com. We are always happy to help.

Dining Experience

The main dining room, located in student lodge #1, is designed to accommodate the entire class and staff. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served family-style so that students and staff may dine together. All meals are included in the residence fee. Meals are prepared by a local chef who caters to our location. Snacks and a coffeemaker will also be provided in the conference room which adjoins the studio classroom. Individual meal alterations will be made for students with special dietary needs.

Location and Shuttle Service

Blair, SC is located in a very remote area of South Carolina, about 40 miles NW of Columbia SC, and 70 miles SW of Charlotte NC. It is situated approximately midway between the towns of Newberry and Winnsboro, each about 24 miles away. Shuttle service to Charlotte Douglas airport is available for $40 each way to those students wishing to fly. We will have drivers scheduled after 3:30 pm to save you money by eliminating the need to rent a car. So that you may plan your flight accordingly, our workshops begin Thursday morning and end Sunday around noon. Please speak to one of the staff members by phone for more details regarding our shuttle service. 803-635-8060

•Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), North Carolina $40 each way

Those students choosing to drive will be provided detailed instructions so that they may easily navigate to our location.

Directions are also available through Google Maps.

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