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1-3 miles


4,000 feet

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This class offers students the opportunity to pay attention to and be inspired by the world around them in a new way. Focusing on color, patterns, light and shadow, this class will help students learn acrylic painting techniques and create a unique work of art.

Your instructor will teach you to layer paints, look for sharp contrasts, and use interesting colors and brushstrokes to achieve depth and richness in your depiction of a Yosemite landscape. Come away from the class with a clearer understanding of composition, tricks to convey the grandeur and intricacies of the natural world, and an appreciation for the unique perspective of each individual artist.

  • Experience level: Little to no experience required, ages 12+. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Registration fee: $20 per day per visitor. Advanced registration encouraged. Walk-up registration available as space allows.
  • Location: Happy Isles (shuttle stop #16).
  • Time: 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Please build in extra time if taking the shuttle or walking from the parking lot.
  • Materials: Supplies for this class are not included in the registration fee. You will have the option to purchase supplies upon arrival or bring your own art supplies. All purchases benefit the park! These essentials are available free of charge: stool, hardboard, water cup and paper towels.
  • Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of participants.

View the supplies list.

COVID-19: We have implemented special safety measures to keep art class participants and instructors safe during the ongoing pandemic. Please review our COVID-19 procedures for details.