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Getting Your Feet Wet: Drawing for the Non-Artist taught by Monica Fogg

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November 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Multi-Session Class

Meets Monday and Wednesday, November 28 + 30 from 6:30pm-8:30pm CT


No experience necessary!

Are you a reluctant creative but desire to learn about basic drawing tools and methods? Perhaps you’ve always wondered why there are so many types of pencils and what the differences are. If  you’ve longed to try drawing but didn’t know where to start, this class is a chance for you to dip your toes in and give drawing a try.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about and  experience ways of using some essential tools for drawing: including graphite drawing pencils, charcoal sticks, sketch pens and kneadable erasers. We’ll de-mystify drawing as we play with line, value (darks and lights) and simple texture in each medium, and find simple shapes within objects. We’ll discuss paper properties, and just for fun, try some white marks on toned paper.



A PAD of smooth (fine tooth) drawing paper – like Strathmore 400 Drawing 8×10 or 9×12 Strathmore 400 Drawing OR Similar

6-8 Pieces of toned drawing paper, either cut from a large single sheet  or a small pad. 

Pad option: Strathmore toned gray sketch 9×12

Single sheet options: Artagain #S4467 19×25 OR Stonehenge pearl grey # 161046 22×30. These are available in store.

Drawing supplies

A very black, medium soft, single stick of compressed charcoal. Recommended: CHAR-KOLE single stick. available in the store- call or email us if you want to add this to an online order.

White pastel or char-kole stick.

Graphite Pencil 4B any brand – like General’s, Faber Castell, Cretacolor,

Water-soluble Graphite pencil 8B or 9B any brand -some suggestions: Viarco#500035 or Faber Castell GA8B, Caran d’Ache Grafwood #7759B

Watercolor brush (round) medium or large or WaterBrush –like KOI or Pentel Aquash

Pencil sharpener – any brand. this one is simple, good blade and holds shavings- KUM brand or ‘Lil Red General’s #S650,

Kneaded eraser –such as Faber Castell OR Cretacolor

Medium point fiber tip pen –recommended Sakura Pigman Micron PM.8

Fine point fiber tip pen – recommended Kuretake Fudepen #14 .


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Instructor Bio

Monica Fogg is an artist (watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, woodcut, and lithography) and designer or fabricator (Prince, Lorie Line, Disney, Guthrie Theater, Minnesota History Center and others). She has taught courses in watercolor, drawing, painting, color theory, design, visual studies and art history. She has taught in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota for over 25 years and continues to lead groups abroad for cultural and creative endeavors.

“My personal work is informed and inspired by forms found in nature. I consider and experience the foundations of the earth as symbolic of the ‘grounding’ of spirit. Representation is distilled to form, movement, essence. The process is a dance between concept and emotion.”