Aiming to enhance creative investigation, Monica has developed Destination Learning Opportunities. These art travels enable one to explore in an inspiring setting. For some, these workshops may simply be an oasis in the middle of a busy life, a chance to unwind and re-direct. For others, it will be a chance to waken dormant skills. We hope that it will be the impetus for ideas that continue to develop long after the event is over.
Relying on her decades of teaching experience, Monica Fogg sets up daily topics and challenges to help inspire and free the creative spirit. For those with much aesthetic experience, her teaching supports evolution of a personal voice or vision. For those with little experience, she guides past their messages of fear and limitation.
Each Destination Learning Opportunity is unique to its location.
Participants must be able to travel independently or bring a travel assistant.
Whether mildly curious or 'ready-to-go", you might be interested in a FREE 90 minute zoom session with Monica Fogg for Q&A about her current and up-coming programs. The Link will take you to Wet Paint Events. Search "Monica". Her current classes should magically appear. Or, Wet Paint at 651.698.6431.
Look for this to repeat in 2023. Date TBD
JULY 18-22, 2022
Revering Rock: Painting Geology
Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN
This five-day workshop explores the texture, color and inherent traits of rock and stone. Inspired by local land, students will gain a deeper understanding of geological surfaces and the symbolism surrounding rocks and stone. The workshop offers the opportunity to develop interpretive skills, using watercolor to create a series of studies. The class will work both indoors and out, spend time with a local ecologist to learn about the geology of the region, and visit the Grand Portage National Monument.
JANUARY 14-21, 2023
Creative Immersion Retreat '23
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Immerse yourself in creative exploration. Find inspiration in colors of the ocean, textures of a Mexican village, shapes of the sea grape leaf. This workshop is designed to facilitate discoveries for participants of all levels and all disciplines (drawing, painting, collage, etc.)
This is our 6th Creative Immersion Retreat. It is mostly en plein air and is structured with morning demonstrations, followed by group work time. Afternoons vary, with some additional demonstrations or one-on-one assistance. Then a break and dinner. Three evenings include salon presentations and discussions. While Ms. Fogg demonstrates with tools of drawing and watercolor, topics and discussions will be relevant to creative souls of all disciplines.
Color, Light and Form
Greece: Athens, Tinos, Santorini
Experience Greece immersing yourself in a climate of light and form, observing and experiencing water, stone and structure in a fresh way. Witness ancient architectural forms, unique villages and mythological and symbolic imagery- sketching along the way.
Find inspiration in markets, doorways, and the waters of Athens, and Tinos, and Santorini. Expand drawing skills with sketching en plein air .
2023 or 2024 (date decision TBD)
Holden Beach, NC
While relaxing by the Atlantic Ocean, learn how to build visual impact and excitement in your two-D work. Discussions will focus on Elements and Principles of Design in relation to basic pictorial composition. In painting/drawing sessions, inspired by Coastal North Carolina, participants can apply Elements and Principles while working in their medium of choice.