We are very excited to offer a variety of premier art workshops in mixed media, watercolors, acrylic and more. Each workshop encourages networking with fellow artists in a studio environment and valuable interaction with instructors.

JUNE 2023

JUN 26 – 28, 2023


9:00am – 4:00pm

Finding Your Artistic Language – $225


This energetic and hands-on workshop will target Elements and Principles of Design.  These building blocks will be utilized on personal explorations to enhance individual growth as an artist.  If you struggle with having a clear definition of your artwork, concerns with expressing a personal artistic language, have challenges knowing if your work is finished or not, this is the workshop for you.

Personal growth and artistic language are developed through rigorous practice and observation.  This workshop will give you the key points to use the elements and principles of design to help you develop a consistent body of work in which your personal signature is revealed on each painting, collage or any other work of art.

Learn more about Leslie.

We encourage you to register on the wait list.
It is possible that you may get into the class. If not, we will refund your deposit.


AUG 8 – 9, 2023


9:00am – 4:00pm

Wacky Wearable Art – $175


A two day workshop for learning to paint on fabric and design your own wearable art! Using fabric paint, we will design and make wearable art—aprons, T-shirts, and a tote bag. We will design and make some art on the surface of your wardrobe; you will become a walking art exhibition. You will leave with three completed original pieces – completely to your taste.  The sky is the limit! Abstracts, portraits, landscapes, fantasy figures, grunge, precise florals, etc, painted/stenciled/stamped by you.

Class will begin with making a sampler for techniques (working with fabric is slightly different than working on paper or canvas). You will get a feel for what paint does to fabric.

Bring ideas for a design on the items you plan to paint. If you need help/inspiration for a design, we’ll work on that in class. Joanne tends to use people and faces in her designs and can provide instructions for that. The possibilities are endless. She will bring some stencils to use; stencils are often a great jump start and also make for interesting backgrounds.

We’re going to be dealing with waiting for paint to dry, so we will work on more than one project at a time. We will have time to share ideas, problem solve individually and as a group, and have a show and tell.

Learn more about Joanne.

AUG 28 - SEPT 1, 2023


9:00am – 4:00pm

Transcendence Encounter – $445


From the beginning of my teaching career fifty years ago, I have realized that only through change does one grow into a mature artist.  Otherwise, there is stagnation and the death of the creative expression. My teaching concepts have also evolved through the years reflecting that need of change.  In this encounter we will explore the old, proven concepts along with new transcendent approaches to enable each student to develop a higher level of confidence, eliminating doubt, in order for their voices to be heard with transcendent clarity.

Note:  This class is for those students beginning their painting journey and for the more mature painter on their own journey of enlightenment.

Learn more about Douglas.

Additional Information

Douglas Walton Transcendence Encounter

Pensacola, FL

August 28 – September 1, 2023

Monday, August 28

Compositional Drawing

[supplies:  8 ½ x 11 Glossy paper]

Morning:  21st Century Compositions, Semi-real, abstract, non-objective.

Afternoon:  Journey directed composition,  canvas preparation


Tuesday, August 29

[supplies: 2 16×20 canvases, white or black]

Two Paintings: Revisiting the old concepts with composition from Monday morning.


Wednesday, August 30

[supplies: 4 16×25 canvases or larger (24×24 max), 2 white and 2 black]

Four Timed paintings (20 min. each): Visiting the new concepts with composition from Monday morning.


Thursday, August 31

[supplies: 4 16×25 canvases or larger (24×24 max), 2 white and 2 black]

Four Journey-directed paintings using composition from Monday afternoon.

Friday, September 1


[supplies: 3 – 16×20 Canvases, white or black]

Painting is way beyond technical skills and design considerations, but also the higher spiritual level of expression.  I will demonstrate a triptych unsighted painting (blindfolded) that will be the most transformative demonstration of my fifty-year teaching career.  The painting will vividly demonstrate the level of trust and the non-judgement that the mature artist needs to acquire.  Each student will then paint their own triptych blindfolded to gain the knowledge of trust.  The dance of the painting will be felt, and the signing will be heard.


SEPT 12 - 14, 2023


9:00am – 4:00pm

Painting and 2D Mixed Media on Paper – $375


Rick’s workshops are casual and relaxed, but are designed to help expand your painting and collage skills by experimenting with a variety of techniques you can add to your current level of creative skills.  Participants will create several works that include “creative” painting techniques on canvas, a variety of mixed media works on paper, and one of a kind creative greeting cards with artistically matching envelopes.  Group and individual positive critiques will be given throughout the workshop.  Rick will demonstrate on both canvas and paper demonstrating his painting and mixed media methods.

Please arrive about 10 minutes early.

 Learn more about Rick.


OCT 23 - 27, 2023


9:00am – 4:00pm

The Painted Collage – $550


Feel the joy of creating your own original collage painting in an experience guided by a Golden Certified Teaching Artist!  Jacqueline Sullivan is an expert in the art of acrylic mixed media. In this class she will guide you in combining the art of Abstract Acrylic painting with the art of collage. Class content will include color studies, instruction on various mediums and ways to create your own collage papers. Do you like imagery in your collages? This class will touch on the best type of images and the best way to prepare those images for collage. This five- day class is the perfect opportunity to refine and build your skills in both painting and collage.

Learn more about Jacqueline.

Directions to Workshops


4718 North W Street
Pensacola, FL 32507