*PLEASE NOTE: Yosemite Conservancy is not currently offering private art classes due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective through June 30, 2020. We are happy to field requests for July 1 and beyond. For more information about our response to COVID-19, please click here.*

Whether you’re planning for a class field trip, a youth program, corporate outing, or a family vacation, our 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!


  • Group size: Up to 15 participants, or inquire for larger groups
  • Duration: One to four hours
  • Location: Happy Isles Art and Nature Center (some programs are held outside, weather and medium permitting)
  • Booking: At least two weeks in advance (24-hour cancellation fee applies)
  • Rates: Starting at $350 for one to four people, or ask about our special school rates!

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.

For private art class opportunities, contact Happy Isles staff at art@yosemite.org or 209-372-0631.

For school groups or scout groups, click here to fill out our inquiry form.