Our custom art programs are a fun, accessible way to get to know Yosemite. Spend a couple of hours exploring nature through drawing, painting, pastel or sketchbook journaling — choose the activity that fits your group!

For the 2020 season, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome small groups for private art programs in the park. We’ll be taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of participants. Click here to read our COVID-19 safety procedures for adventures and art classes.


  • Group size: 10 or fewer participants.
  • Duration: One to four hours.
  • Location: All programs will be held outside, at locations such as Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove.
  • Booking: At least two weeks in advance (24-hour cancellation fee applies).
  • Rates: Starting at $350 for one to four people.

All programs are facilitated by an experienced art instructor, and materials are included. Bring your group and your creativity — we’ll take care of the rest.

The final date for our 2020 Custom Art Classes is October 17. We’ll update this page with information about our 2021 art season soon!

For custom art class opportunities, contact Happy Isles staff at art@yosemite.org.