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Creating Image in Paper & Paint
Amy Dapice

Spend an amazing creative and experimental weekend at Black Barn with international artist Amy Dapice. Amy returns to the US each year, traveling from her adopted home of Thailand, sharing artistic discoveries found in exotic places! This year, Amy will teach and guide us through collage techniques layering and combining paint and paper to create powerful images. This is a unique opportunity to learn and grow in an atmosphere of experimentation and enthusiasm.

Saturday & Sunday August 17th & 18th10:00am - 4:00pm

Don't miss Amy's special presentation Wednesday August 13th at 6:00pm 

Click here to purchase tickets

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About your workshop

Adding collage into the painting process opens up new and dynamic avenues in the creative process.

Laying a crisp and colorful shape on top a base of soft acrylic wash sets off a chain reaction of decision

making: adding additional papers; altering the value structure with a glaze of color; drawing; marking;

softening; blocking. The final results will be intriguing images born of exploration and refined execution. 


Over the two day course, master artist Amy Dapice will guide students through the process of creating

multiple pieces, beginning with a contemporary still life and moving on to more complex subjects such as landscape, street scenes, and the simplified figure. There will be a strong emphasis on composition and solid drawing, both of which are broken down in terms even a beginner can understand. 


The process begins with drawing and creating a “map”of the intended image. What follows is a guided

journey through foundational drawing, collage, and acrylic techniques. This intense workshop provides a

wealth of information and inspiration regarding image making, water-media techniques, and the freedom to take risks and learn from the unexpected! 


Please review the suggested materials below. Students are required to bring some basic supplies,

with Black Barn providing the rest! The most important ingredient is a willing spirit and the desire to push your art making skills forward!

Supplies to Bring*


Acrylic Paints: (small tubes are fine) Ultramarine, Thalo or

Prussian blue, Burnt Sienna, Sap green, yellow ochre

Brushes suitable for acrylic (cheap!)

Smooth (hot press) watercolor paper, 9x12 or larger

Baby wipes



Drawing supplies

Collage Papers

Matte Medium

Black and White Acrylics

Miscellaneous: yogurt Cups (plenty at studio), scrapers, rags/tissues



*Details provided by instructor upon registration

About your Instructor

Amy Dapice is a creative force on many levels - from her

main base in Thailand, she travels regularly for inspiration

and for making art. The Puget Sound region is her home

base here in the United States and she returns annually to

teach, exhibit, and lecture.

Amy brings with her many years of teaching experience in a

variety of environments - from street sketching around the

world to teaching at the University of Washington.


Work with an award winning artist who has a tremendous

amount of technique and positive energy to share with every

one of her students.

Youtube Channel: Amy at Art Conspiracy

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