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

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March 26 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm CDT

Multi-Session Class

Class meets via ZOOM Saturday/Sunday March 26+27 from 10am-12pm CT

No art experience necessary!

Are you a reluctant creative but desire to learn about watercolor painting? Instead of taking a deep dive, try dipping your toes into Watercolor Painting first. Have some fun, learn very basic skills and find out if this is a painting medium for you.



A small set of tubed color or 3 tubes (Red,Yellow, Blue)

Recommended: QOR Introductory Watercolor 6 Color Set (best value if you do not have any tube colors yet). It has a palette built into the lid.

If you already have some watercolors, you will need 1 each of a Red, Yellow, and Blue such as Alizarin CrimsonCerulean BlueYellow Ochre

Watercolor Brushes:

One round #10 and one flat 1”

Princeton SNAP Round #10

Princeton SNAP Flat 1″


At least 25 sheets of watercolor paper, Cold Press surface 9×12″or 7×10″

Recommended: Fabriano 1264 glue bound 30 sheet 9×12 pad or 7×10

or get fancy with Hahnemuhle 100% cotton pad 12 sheets (you’ll need 2)

For testing colors/marks on:

Strathmore Kids Paint Pad or equivalent


a flat white dish(s) or tray for mixing colors

Scratch paper and pencil

cup(s) of water for rinsing brushes

paper towels

A fresh pear to use as subject.

Upcoming classes taught by Monica Fogg:

Getting in Shape: Plein Air Sketching April 20-May 6

Sunday in the Park with Gouache June 18+19

This class series is being offered using the ZOOM online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.

ZOOM details will be emailed to registrants closer to the date of class.

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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.”

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