In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate late-spring scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue Fierston will kick off the class by teaching you to draw and paint Yosemite’s leaves in watercolor. After creating several leaf paintings, you’ll return to the studio to print Sierra leaves on special soft paper using basic printmaking techniques. Create several designs using the colorful ink, and take home frame-worthy leaf prints and paintings from your day of art.
An optional printmaking opportunity is available for students who would like to print on fabric: Bring a personal item, such as a white T-shirt, tea towel or tote bag, and use fabric-printing ink to create a personal keepsake! Canvas tote bags are available for printing for $5 at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.