Are you ready
to create photorealistic
Perhaps you realize that you are
capable of greater paintings, but
you haven’t quite figured everything
out yet. We can change that for you.
Feeling like your portraits could look better?
You aren’t alone. Most artists reach a certain level, but don’t know where to go next. You try experimenting, hoping to stumble across real answers, but you aren’t satisfied.
Eventually, you realize that it's going to take years to figure everything out, and with NO guarantee of success. In the meantime, you STILL aren't getting paid what you are worth.
Do you want your portraits
to be true to life?
You've probably seen some amazing art posted on social media, and wondered what it would take to create something equal to, or better than, the best that’s out there.
Airbrushing evolved: Welcome to the Next Level
Imagine being able to paint whatever you want, as realistically as you please, with perfect color matching, even with transparent paint. Introducing the most comprehensive airbrush workshops ever.
It's time to raise your game.
We make portrait painting simple, easy and clear. That's one of the many reasons we are considered the best airbrush school in the world.
Imagine what you will do when you have had the right training.
Without training, you could spend years (or more likely, decades) trying to unlock all the secrets of realistic painting. Now it’s possible for you to reach your artistic potential in a fraction of the time that it would take if you tried it on your own.
Color theory that solves all your color matching challenges
Learn all about Color Buffer Theory, Perceptual awareness, 21 elements of vision, Transparent vs Opaques,10 rules of Realism, Dot of Death recovery exercise, and how to begin a portrait... and that's on the first day!
Everything you need: provided
We aren’t just limited to teaching you all about the airbrush. We include a variety of other art tools to help you make your present and future artwork the best possible.
What you will learn
State of the Art Classroom
unlike any other on the planet
Color corrected lighting. Central Ventilation
On-site lodging on a 120-acre campus
nestled in a National Forest
What students are saying
I attended Dru's workshop with the hope of learning to paint, I left with the ability to "see" and a system that allowed me to develop my own understanding of painting and colours. Your system has given me the freedom to explore my own creativity.
Dru's teachings showed me how to create great detail and gave me the ability to achieve PHOTOREALISM in my artworks. Thank you for pioneering the world of photorealism in airbrushing, I doubt I would have got here without your long nights and many experiments .
Dru's workshop influenced the way I paint and gave me some new concepts, knowledge and skills to implement into the way I worked today I recommend it!
(Airbrush tutor) Australia
Why should you take this class? Consider your options:
Option 1. You could give up on your dreams and continue doing what you are doing, but let's be frank. No one wants to spend the rest of their life wondering "what if?" You are here because you believe that you deserve to be a better artist than what you are now. You aren’t the kind of person who’s going to settle for mediocrity.
Option 2. You could try practicing on your own hoping to figure it out someday. It's very difficult and time-consuming without all the shortcuts that we could show you, but it's an excellent choice if you have all the time in the world.
Option 3. Enroll in this course and enjoy the benefits of step-by-step guided instruction. You get what you need without wasting years or possibly a lifetime of guessing. If you don’t have time to travel to our workshops, try our Classroom in a box series and learn from home.
We are so sure that we offer the best airbrush course in the world that we are willing to offer you tuition money back if you don’t notice an immediate improvement in your art, and in the way you see color after taking this course.
Dru Blair on fear & art
Painting true to life portraits
You will learn a lot of techniques in your workshop, but the most valuable lesson gained is for you to better understand and see the world differently, especially when it comes to color.
We will give you the power to create or re-create reality with stunning photorealism, and at a level no other airbrush workshop in the world offers. A photorealist painter can easily paint in any style, from abstract to impressionist, and even mimic the old masters' paintings. The choices are limitless.
As artists, we take our inspiration from the visual world around us and re-create it on board, metal, or canvas. At the Blair School, we would like to show you how to do it more successfully.
Getting to Charleston
Students choosing to fly should plan on arriving the evening before classes. The Charleston, SC airport is about 13 minutes from the Blair Center at 10 Carriage Lane, Charleston, SC. We do not provide a shuttle in Charleston, but there are plenty of taxis and Uber options. For those flying out on Sunday, be sure to schedule your flight after 5pm to allow time to get to the airport.
There are plenty of hotels and Airbnb options available to students about 2 miles from the school. We are currently negotiating a discount rate with several hotels for students. We will provide you with the option as soon as the deals are finalized. Weekday hotel rates are less expensive than weekend rates. You will want to arrive the evening before the classes and depart on the last day of class.
Many students will be driving, and often are willing to provide transportation to and from the hotel for fellow students. Otherwise, Uber is always available as an inexpensive option.
We will have a 1-hour lunch break around 1 pm every day. If the students elect to work late on Friday and Saturday, we will have a dinner break around 7 pm.