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February 27-28 - March 1st, 2018



The "Art Nerd" is coming back!

Following the success of his first workshop and by popular demand, Master Artist Jonathan Hardesty is returning to Israel for a second workshop, this time all about Textures!

Painters, illustrators, concept and game artists alike strive to create convincing realism in their art. A key element to achieve this elusive goal is the understanding of textures, how they effect and react in the painting, and how to implement them on every subject the artist desires.

In this 3 day workshop, Jonathan will teach you his methodology to understanding and painting realistic textures with ease and freedom.

This workshop suites digital and traditional artists alike, with lectures, live demonstrations and active exercises with audience participation.

Whether you are a professional artist or a student, this workshop will give the most powerful tools for creating art!

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Get Intense!


Febuary 27th, 2019

10:00 -18:00



In the first day of the workshop Jonathan will talk about his journey and how he achieved success as an artist and will introduce the foundations to textures and method of critical analisys accompanied with live demos, student excercize and Q&A

  • 10:00 - 13:00:
    Introduction: the journey of a rookie

  • 13:00 -14:30:
    Lunch Break

  • 14:30 - 16:00: 
    Foundation to textures - what you must master before you begin - shapes, edges and classification of textures.


February 28th, 2019


Today's workshop will include in-depth analysis of  skin and metal textures with Live demos exercises, and how to implement them.

  • 10:00 - 13:00 :
    How Metals work

  • 13:00 - 14:30: 
    Lunch Break

  • 14:30 - 18:00:
    Skin and effects


March 1st, 2019




Today we will learn about elements that include reflectivity, transparency and rough textures, creating custom brushes accompanied with demos, student's excercize and will wrap it up with how to apply our studies to imaginary work!

  • 09:00-12:00:
    The different types of reflective surfaces

  • 12:00 - 13:30: Lunch break

  • 13:30 - 17:00:
    Rough textures, custom brushes, apply to imaginitive work and Q&A

Each day will include 90 minutes lunch break. 
Lunch not included.

Workshop Schedule

Workshop Schedule



Jonathan Hardesty


About The Artist

Born in Dallas, TX in 1980, Jonathan’s first artistic endeavor began at the University of Pennsylvania where he started basic drawing and figure drawing courses.  At the age of 22, his drive for more rigorous and traditional training led him to apply to the classical realist atelier, Pantura Studios, to study under masters Hans-Peter Szameit and Sanna Tomac. After studying for nearly three years, Jonathan and his wife moved to Dallas, Texas where he began building his body of work and honing his skill set. In addition, for over ten years, he has been teaching traditional atelier methods to a small group of committed and talented students through multiple platforms. 

In 2008, Jonathan created the first online atelier, 
Classical Art Online.  Hundreds of students have worked through his program successfully.  More recently, Jonathan has started instructing students through Schoolism,  an online art education site.  Jonathan’s classes, Essentials of Realism and Understanding Textures has been highly successful and has already helped hundreds of students build their artistic foundation.

Jonathan has sold many paintings and his work is included in various collections throughout the United States.  Jonathan has also been exhibited in invitational shows both nationally and in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  Jonathan currently lives in York, Pennsylvania with his wife and their three children




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ZOA House (בית ציוני אמריקה)
Daniel Farish 1, Tel-Aviv, Israel


Cancellation Policy

  • Before 30 days of workshop date - 100% refund

  • Less then 30 days and before 14 days of the workshop date - 50% refund

  • Less then 14 days and before 7 days of the workshop date - 25% refund

  • Less then 14 days of the workshop date -  sorry, no refund...

    Minimum participation for workshop 30 people.

    In case of cancellation of the workshop full refund will be issued.

  • The 3 full days include lectures, live demonstrations, drawing assignment, And Q&A sessions.

  • Price including VAT





  • Where is the Venue?
    The workshop is being held at Musa - Eretz Israel muesum:Haim Levanon st.2, Tel Aviv The musemeum is located at Ramat Aviv neighborhood Near Derech Namir road with frequesnt public transportation at Seminar Hakibutzim station. The Univercity Train station is 10 minutes away from the venue. Parking is availible at the museum parking lot.
  • What equipment should I bring to the workshop?
    We recommend bringing a notepad for note-taking during the lectures. During the second day Bobby Chiu will give an assignment for participants so make sure to bring a sketchbook, pencils or tablet! If you're intereested in getting a 1on1 portfolio review with Kei Acedera bring your portfolio with you! Please note, The venue does not have tables to put a laptop, wacoms, cintiques or other large equipment on. The assignments given can be done even in a simple sketchbook!
  • How can I prepare for the workshop?
    Just be yourself! The goal of workshops is to provide the best art education possible and suitable for all levels, students and proffesionals alike. come open minded and ready to learn! you may also want to check out our instructors work and classes provided on
  • Will there be prints for sale at the workshop?
    Yes! The artists will have prints of their works for sell at the workshop, and there is a rumour Bobby might bring a few originals! make sure to bring some cash!
  • Is lunch provided?
    No. Every day will include a 90 minutes lunch break to allow participents to have their lunch at leasure and have protfolio reviews. The Venue has a small cafe on it's premises, cafeteria and is located not far from Tel-Aviv univercity and Ramat Aviv shopping center. You may also bring your own lunch to have on the many beatiful spots on the premises of the museum.
  • I don't have paypal account, can I pay with a credit card?"
    Yes! The service provided by paypal on ticket purchase allows using credit cards even if you dont have a paypal account! after entering yor details click next and in the new window click on "pay with credit card" button.
  • I want to pay in different means than Paypal or credit card. what can I do?
    We also accept Bank Transfer and other means of payement. For more information please email
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    when entering a discount code make sure of the following: * promo codes are time limited. check the expiration date! * use the exact spelling, including capital letters, when entering the code. if the promo code still does not work, please contact us at
  • I bought a ticket but cannot come. How can I cancel my registration?
    To cancel your registration please email with your request. Please refer to our cancelation policy published on the workshop's page to learn about cancelation fees.
  • I don't see my question here. who can I contact?
    Please email us at We will do our best to answer your question quickly as possible :)

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