Why Choose Blair School of Realism?

No one else comes close to matching our level of training or the experience you will receive at the Blair School of Realism.

  • World-class instructors teaching specialized workshops not offered anywhere else.
  • Two professional, custom-built, state-of-the-art studios far exceeds any traveling temporary set up in a garage or a hotel.
  • Programs designed for every level from complete novice to professional.
  • Studios are fully stocked and ready for your use
  • Private on-site accommodations are mere steps from both studios.
  • A fully dedicated staff to ensure your stay is pleasant and comfortable.
  • You'll enjoy home-cooked meals served family-style, and spend time getting to know your instructors, staff, and classmates in a casual friendly setting.
  • Free airport shuttle, no need to rent a car.
  • Gorgeous woodland scenery provides a tranquil setting ideal to creativity and learning.
  • Many of the best artists and teachers of the world are our former students

Why do our students come back again and again?

The longstanding joke is: "Students come the first time for the the workshops but they come back for the food! "... just ask anyone that has been here.  :)

A few words from our previous students:
(Read more testimonials on our Reviews page)

"Bottom line, Dru's methods WORK! If you want to improve your airbrush skills or get started in airbrushing, sign up for a class now. You won't be disappointed. "   Dru's color theory and perspective on the way we see things now allows me to view nature and the world around me through different lenses. My life as a painter has been changed forever.I will forever be impacted by these few days. Take your art to the next level. Take the workshop"   "Dru's buffered color theory and application are very valuable tools in creating believable airbrushed art. I know it will forever change the way I view my subject matter and my approach to art, bringing it to a new and higher level."
Shannan Collins, General Manager at Microsoft   Noah Elias, founder and CEO of Noah University, Disney artist, and one of the world's most influential speakers   AD Cook, Creative Director, Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, painter, muralist.

Our Promise!

We make a simple promise that we keep! "If you take a class with us will leave a better artist than when you arrived."

Blair School of realism has been providing the training needed for students add more realism to their paintings and to take their art to the next level for nearly 20 years.

We listen to our students as individuals and work with each to achieve there own unique and personal goals, as well as work though one or more class projects using a step-by-step method that is easy to understand and follow.

Conquering color!

Dru Blair's complete Color Buffer Method™ is not available anywhere else.

Learning to accurately mix and match colors will set you apart from crowd and equip you with the ability to take command of color, not only in your art but in any situation where color accuracy is important.

For the Beginners

We often hear beginners express apprehension about their ability to achieve the level of realism they see on our site or in our studios, but the reality is that beginners do very well as they have no preconceived notions about how things "should be done." Therefore, they simply follow Dru and our other instructors to success.We also have classes designed especially for beginners that move at a slightly slower pace and offer more training and practice of basic control exercises.

Guests Artists

Not just anyone is welcome to teach at the Blair School of Realism. 

We invite only artists who are masters in their respective fields and are proven instructors, as well as masterful artists. You can have confidence that any instructor invited to teach at The Blair School of Realism has been carefully interviewed and vetted.

Contact us for further assistance

Call us at 803-635-8060 or email blairsam95@gmail.com and we will be happy to assist you.
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