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*Yosemite Conservancy has made the difficult decision to cancel this outdoor adventure due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information about our response to COVID-19, please click here.*

In this multi-day art workshop, you’ll create sketches and paintings of Yosemite’s natural wonders, all while learning about shapes, colors, light direction and seasonal change, expanding your painting skills and giving you a broader understanding of place.  

Students will learn skills that allow them to find their own style and express themselves. To beginners, this class offers a fun experience with many basic tips and techniques for capturing each element of landscape. Students of all levels will expand their painting skills, and the instructor will assist them in refining their own style.

Included with your registration:

  • 3 days of progressive learning and painting en plein air with Molly Hashimoto (8:30 am to approximately 3 pm).  Each class builds on the last to develop & fine-tune sketching and painting skills. Plus an evening meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Happy Isles Art & Nature Center.
  • Park entry (as needed). Four nights of tent camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, if needed (available Thursday, June 11 through Monday, June 15).
    • Our limited camping sites are for participants only. The sites are shared. Tents only. We cannot adjust the dates.
  • Option to upgrade accommodations to Curry Village or Yosemite Valley Lodge for an additional fee (available Thursday, June 11 through Monday, June 15).
    • Information about upgrading your accommodations will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option expires 30 days before the program and does not offer a discount. We cannot adjust the dates.

Please note:

  • There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites.
  • Materials are not included in the registration fee. Please be prepared to bring your own supplies, such as an easel, paper, assorted brushes and pencils. View a suggested packing list.