KANUGA Watermedia Workshop

March 26-31, 2023
Montreat, North Carolina

Fearless Mixed Media: Travel Edition with Amy Dapice

Create loose and fabulous artwork without worrying about “making a mistake.”

Beginning with a foundation of watercolor, students learn to layer and build images using gouache, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, and much more. Every “correction” becomes an opportunity for something wonderful to happen.

Starting with vivid images of architecture and environments from across the globe, students will use the building blocks of simplification and composition to interpret these scenes and make them come alive on the page. 

Take a trip around the world via your pen and brush! The class will produce from three to five finished pieces. No passport necessary. 

KANUGA is held every spring in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. In 2023, gathering at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC, 18 miles east of Asheville, near the delightful town of Black Mountain.

Kanuga Watermedia Workshops is known for its eclectic, A-list Watermedia workshops taught by the world’s most respected artists. The workshops offer each student a choice of eleven instructors, independent study or open studio. Our award-winning instructors have been chosen for their ability to help painters develop and advance their skills.
Painting is always a learning experience. Our goal is to help painters sharpen their critical awareness and discover painting gratification.
​All levels of painters are invited. 

Join the fun. 
Make new friends. 
Take in the beauty.

Registration now open:



Art Center Sarasota
Sarasota, Florida
Monday, April 3, 2023. 1-4PM

Fearless Mixed Media: Travel Edition! East meets West (Thailand and Italy)

Create loose and fabulous artwork without worrying about “making a mistake.” Instructor Amy Dapice uses the lessons learned while making art “on the road,” and brings them into the studio. 

Starting with vivid images of Thailand (EAST) and Italy (WEST), students will use the building blocks of simplification and composition to interpret these two scenes and make them come alive on the page. 

Students will learn concrete and effective strategies for simplifying their subject and using line, light, and color to bring them to life. Suitable for students of all levels, Amy breaks down the process step by step in an atmosphere of individual exploration and camaraderie. 

Take a trip around the world via your pen and brush! No passport necessary. 

Suitable for students of all levels

Registration: https://www.artsarasota.org/2023-workshops-classes/p/apr2023-amy-dapice-watercolor


Painting Workshop in Acrylic

LibertyHaven Studio
South Dakota
Sunday, April 23, 2023 1-4PM

 Spend an enjoyable afternoon drawing and painting in acrylic. Our subject will be South Dakota’s state flower, the purple Pasque, and students will get a guided tour of the process from start to finish. Students will walk away with a completed painting! 

For students of all levels, especially beginners!

Registration: contact nancyfilsingerart@gmail.com or write to me here!
$50 including materials

*(Students working in watercolor are welcome to bring their own supplies.)


Painting Gloucester: a drawing and watercolor workshop

Friday, April 14, 1-4 PM
Gloucester City Public Library,
Gloucester City, New Jersey


Bainbridge Island, Washington

Workshop to be announced! Get on the notification list!!

Proposed date: June 21, 1-4PM

Current Classes!

House and Garden

Drawing and painting small dwellings…
and the land they occupy!

Houses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors! In this course, we’ll explore strategies for creating lively watercolors using small dwellings and the land they inhabit. Suitable for students of all levels, we start with the simplest of structures and build up to lively variations and detail.  

Basic perspective drawing
Using “plantness” to soften and define the space
Foundational Watercolor techniques
Dance breaks! 


ZOOM Classroom
Thursdays, February 2-March 9
7PM-8:30PM EST (Check your local time)
Cost: $150 (6 weeks)
Payment: Paypal (add $5) My user name is my email: amydapice@gmail.com Or
By check. Address available upon request
Registration and Info: amydapice@gmail.com

In addition to the live Zoom class, students will have the opportunity to participate in a private Facebook group for sharing their work. All students will receive individual critiques!


Gesture Drawing-the most important drawing class you’ll ever take 

“Most important” is quite a claim, but learning the basics of gesture drawing is a MUST for all artists regardless of intended subject matter or style. Gesture drawing includes many of the foundational skills necessary to be successful in the practice of drawing and painting. 

Traditional gesture drawing places on emphasis on movement, but there is much more to it than that. In our class we will learn to use a pencil properly, dissect and understand subject matter in a fluid way, increase our rendering skills, and practice organizing compositions. And we’ll have fun doing it. 

Topics include:


-contour line

-drawing movement

-simplifying complex subject matter

-working light to dark 

-increasing speed and fluidity in drawing (getting loose!)

Suitable for students of all levels, we will use a variety of subject matter including objects, landscape, street scenes, and maybe even a few figures. 

ZOOM Classroom

Mondays, February 6-27, 7-8:00 PM EST  (4 weeks)

$100 (PayPal or check)

For more info: amydapice@gmail.com


Live and in-person in Chiang Mai!

Exploring Watercolor

Learning to draw and paint are two powerful ways to enhance your ability to see the world and to express how you see it! Exploring Watercolor is a five week course designed for students of all levels, whether you haven’t picked up a brush since grade school or already have a practice in the arts. 

Working from a variety of subjects such as still life, landscape, and street scenes, each class will take students from conception to completion of a watercolor painting. Instruction includes basic drawing concepts which go hand in hand with successful watercolor techniques. Topics include: working from life and photo, composition, color mixing, executing washes, brush strokes, and including value contrast. 

We’d love to have you join in. You’ll learn a lot AND have fun in an atmosphere of exploration, camaraderie, and support. 

Payap University
Life Long Learning Center

Wednesdays, January 25-February 22

COST: 2,000 baht
REGISTRATION Required at www.lllpayap.com



Payments can be made via Paypal: amydapice@gmail.com or by other arrangement. Write for details.

Times are hard for many. If cost is prohibitive, please let me know and we’ll work something out.

Please feel free to request additional info regarding course specifics. Also, share with anyone else who might be interested! Stay safe out there.