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Value Organization taught by Monica Fogg

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May 12, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Multi-Session Class

Meets 2 Fridays, May 12+19 from 4-6pm CT via Zoom


Work with the Three-Value System (white, grey, black) to strengthen composition. 

Dig deeper into using the Three-Value technique as a preparation tool as well as a way to augment almost-finished pieces. Artists have applied this for centuries to establish composition based on value relationships.

This two-session class includes exercises, discussion, and assessment of Value Organization.

Pencil + color media of your choice.



Brushes appropriate for media of choice.

Color media of choice: watercolor, wc pencils, color pencils, gouache, pastels, acrylic.

Scrap paper

Sketch book or sketch paper. I like Stillman & Birn Beta Wirebound Sketch Book 270gsm 9×12. The paper is responsive to multiple media.                                                           

Other paper, specific to your media choice.

Reference images will be supplied. If you have your own in COLOR, please bring. If you HAVE a few pieces of your own work, WHATEVER skill level, please have those handy.

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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.”