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4000 ft

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Looking to learn watercolor basics? Wondering how to weave pen and ink into your watercolor creations? Curious about unique ways to take home precious moments in Yosemite through written word? This class is for you!

In this four-hour class, artist Judy Person takes an individualized approach to teaching nature journaling using watercolor and ink. Whether you’re looking for general tips or have specific questions, she’ll tailor her instruction to your level and needs, and she will guide you through a day of learning and practicing techniques that inspire you to continue nature journaling. Judy will provide helpful sketching and painting techniques as well as creative writing prompts to help you take home a unique piece of your experience. Beginners and experienced artists will enjoy plenty of time to practice the art of observing and find inspiration for their sketchbook pages, all within the magnificent setting of Yosemite Valley.

  • Experience level: Little to no experience required, ages 12+. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Registration fee: $20 per day per visitor. Advanced registration encouraged. Walk-up registration available as space allows.
  • Financial Aid: For those with a genuine need of financial assistance to enable their participation in an art class, please email [email protected].
  • Location: Happy Isles Art and Nature Center (Shuttle Stop 16). All workshops will be held outside, weather permitting.
  • 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 rent a watercolor kit for $20, or purchase or bring your own art supplies. All rentals and 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.

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