Relax and enjoy the process of simple creation with found and created imagery. Discover the easy way to start and you will never tire of all the possibilities right at your fingertips, so get ready to experiment! Students will be provided with information about products, content, design, color, composition, texture and techniques galore. It’s all about letting go and having a positive experience with art and expressing yourself through creating. Experiment with new techniques and tap into the freedom of your inner spirit. Learn to paint and design your own papers, carve your own stamps and add personalized items to your collection of collage choices.
Supplies you'll need:

Assortment of papers rice, watercolor, tissue, decorative

Regular Gel Matte Medium – for thicker items Matte Medium – for thinner items Acrylic paints - I use professional grade heavy bodied paints and fluid acrylics - your favorite colors.

Assortment of brushes including a soft synthetic 1" Polarflo watercolor brush. Scissors

Xacto knife

Clayboard, stretched canvas, or gallery wrapped canvas - check your stash.

Anything on the smallish side... 12 x 12 or smaller. Any other "stuff" you want to add to your collage...music, maps, yarn, buttons, etc. Bring your journal. I'll have lots of items to share as well. I’ll also have items available for purchase


Join Sharon DiGiulio for a fun evening of printmaking. This is a hands on, interactive demonstration of an ancient technique using modern supplies. Discover and explore a fun way to make fine art prints using Speedball’s Akua inks and gel plates! This is an interesting, easy and professional way to make gorgeous prints to use and frame up on their own or to incorporate into some of your fine art mixed media pieces. All materials will be provided. Feel free to bring along assorted papers to print onto. Some suggestions are regular white copy paper or card stock, any colored papers you may have, book pages, music pages…all yield amazing results! Everyone will come out with a few new printed papers and most likely a few that are ready to mat and frame! !





Medium: Acrylics, Collage, Printmaking
Location: DiGiulio Studios
2536 Oakes Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Reservations: 919-906-9544
Wednesday – Saturday, March 20th - 23rd, 2024 9:00am – 4:00pm daily
$595.00 (includes lunch each day)



Join two renowned contemporary American artists in this 4-day journey of artistic discovery. Joe and Sharon are teaming up to share their ideas and techniques for creating eye catching and expressive abstract works of art using acrylics on paper, canvas and board. Just a few of the topics that will be explained and demonstrated are design and composition, expressive brush techniques, color theory, finding ideas for abstract designs, and more. As two of the south’s leading contemporary artists, they will each guide you through this 4-day journey about you! Join us in Raleigh, NC in our home studio. Registration is limited so be sure and sign up soon for this exciting and creative workshop!





Wednesday – Saturday, June 26-29, 2024, 9-4 each day



Workshop with Joe and Sharon DiGiulio
2536 Oakes Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Tuition: $595.00



We hope you’ll join us for this fun and informative 4-day mentor workshop at our studio! Joe and Sharon team up once again to offer you a safe space to explore, learn new techniques, meet like-minded artists and share in some great lunch gatherings. Take your work to the next level using acrylics and some mixed media supplies! Add some new zest to your work by experimenting with some out of the box exploration.





Wednesday – Saturday, September 18-21, 2024, 9-4 each day



Workshop with Joe and Sharon DiGiulio
2536 Oakes Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Tuition: $595.00



This workshop will round out our Home Mentor Workshops for 2024, so now is your chance to sign up! This workshop is designed with you in mind! Joe and Sharon will help guide you and your work in reaching the next level. Bring your hopes and dreams, current work, your sketchbooks and get going on what it is you really want to accomplish. Now is the time to show the world what you are made of and the incredible work you have to offer! Each day is jam packed full of new techniques, new products and new approaches that just might be the thing you’re looking for. Guaranteed: great art, great people, great food and great FUN!





Wednesday – Saturday, November 13-16, 2024, 9-4 each day



Workshop with Joe and Sharon DiGiulio
2536 Oakes Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Tuition: $595.00



This workshop will round out our Home Mentor Workshops for 2024, so now is your chance to sign up! This workshop is designed with you in mind! Joe and Sharon will help guide you and your work in reaching the next level. Bring your hopes and dreams, current work, your sketchbooks and get going on what it is you really want to accomplish. Now is the time to show the world what you are made of and the incredible work you have to offer! Each day is jam packed full of new techniques, new products and new approaches that just might be the thing you’re looking for. Guaranteed: great art, great people, great food and great FUN!