Payment for workshops can be made via a check or PayPal. WORKSHOPS PAID FOR VIA PAYPAL WILL INCUR A FEE.  This fee is already added to the PayPal button and is to cover the amount that PayPal charges to SoMMA for handling the transaction. You may send a check, as outlined below, to avoid the charge.

  • 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.

April 20, 2019    ONE-DAY WORKSHOP



Using a variety of watermedia, we’ll explore diverse drawing materials and surfaces, learn new products and find new things to incorporate into our artwork.

More details and pricing to be announced later.


September 28, ONE-DAY WORKSHOP   $95 MEMBERS   $115 NON-MEMBER


‘Alcohol Inks’ Learn how to use alcohol inks as an art medium, using tools and techniques to create abstract and objective paintings, and in creating decorative finishes, both on a variety of surfaces


October 21 thru 25, 2019 WORKSHOP   $595 ($615 via PayPal)



Advanced student workshop with internationally recognized Colorado artist and instructor,  JOAN FULLERTON

Join us for inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You’ll learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, how to integrate collage imagery, how to control values and colors for emotional emphasis, and how to suggest rather than delineate. You’ll explore working intuitively, responding to what shows up, working in a series, mixing and utilizing neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts.

We’ll touch on notions of confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, talent, play, inspiration, intuition, your mean critic, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, marketing, your belief systems, finding balance, and more! There will be plenty of time for “playing” and creating along with individual attention and guidance.

“Abstract art encourages the imagination to run free.  Inner and outer worlds collide making a space for new awareness to grow.” – Joan Fullerton

Paypal pricing