Payment for workshops can be made via a check or PayPal.

  • You will find the PayPal button listed at the end of each individual workshop.
  •  If you prefer to pay via check please send check made payable to SoMMA to Phyllis Appleby, 3026 Marsh Elder Dr. South, Jacksonville, FL 32226.  Please include your name, email address and phone number along with title of workshop.
  • Please contact Workshop Chair, Francesca Tabor-Miolla at to confirm payment and to receive your Supply List.
  • Questions about workshops should be directed to Francesca as well.

This workshop is now full!

Please email Workshop Chair, Francesca Tabor-Miolla at to be put on the wait list.

Check this page for future workshop opportunities.



 One Day Workshop with Artist Tony Wood

Date:              Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Time:             10a.m. to 4:00ish

Fee:                $110 SoMMA Members

                        $140 Non-Members

Location:    Jax Gem & Mineral Society, 3707 Crown Point Rd. Jax 


Synopsis:  During this workshop, we will use collage elements (from magazines, old or new torn-up paintings/drawing/artwork, wallpaper/decorative paper samples, metal leaf, etc.), acrylic/watercolor paints, dry media, such as, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, pen and ink, etc. to create a dynamic ground/background for a face or portrait drawing or painting. We will use/break the rules of art and design to compose a solidified ground then using photo-reference, we will draw and/or paint a human face or portrait onto the ground, allowing the background (it’s colors, shapes, textures, marks) to become a major part of the face/portrait, creating a unified and expressive, finished work of art.

Together we will explore techniques and mediums to create and build a dynamic ground/background.  Don’t let the face scare you. This process lends itself to a stylized approach to the human proportions and the face and I will be sharing my knowledge and experience of painting and drawing the human head and providing tips and tricks for managing the proportions. Bonus, you’ll get a mini-portrait lesson during this workshop.


WORKSHOP IS FULL! Please contact Francesca to be put on the waiting list.



UPCOMING: Three day workshop with Carol Frye, Watercolor Abstract Artist

October 5th, 6th and 7th 2018

Carol is a fabulous artist who will share her knowledge and techniques in a fun filled three day excursion into abstract watercolors.