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0-1 miles


4,000 feet

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Yosemite National Park is a form of art in itself; all the natural beauty of this special place offers endless possibilities to draw and paint. In this art class you will have the chance to start your very own travel journal that you can continue to add to on adventures to come! Explore the beautiful mountains, plants and wildlife of Yosemite Valley through nature journaling. Experiment with simple tools like pens, pencils, and watercolor to create beautiful renditions of what you observe outside — and memorialize them inside the pages of your journal.

  • 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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