French for "trick the eye," tromp l'oiel (pronounced trom ploy) is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist. In this one-day class, you will learn the extensive history of trompe l`oeil. This course will help you understand the varying styles and regional differences of trompe l`oeil. You will learn how to incorporate historical references into the conceptual finish for clients as well as draw upon a whole history of resources. You will conduct hands-on exercies to develop and refine basic trompe l'oeil techniques.