Yosemite Art Center

Whether you express yourself through painting or drawing — or you want to learn how to do so — the Conservancy has workshops for both accomplished and budding artists. Yosemite provides unparalleled inspiration, and our art workshops will help you capture its beauty through any medium.

Your participation in Yosemite Art Center programs supports Yosemite Conservancy’s work in the park.

All workshops are held at Yosemite Art Center, near the Village Store, from 10 am to 2 pm. Yosemite Art Center’s business hours are 9 am–4:30 pm daily; closed from 12–1 pm. There is a $10 registration fee per person per day.

Workshops are designed for adults, although youth 12 and over are welcome to participate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Advance sign-up is recommended. For more information, please email artcenter@yosemiteconservancy.org, or call 209-372-1442.

Are you an artist interested in leading one of our programs? Learn more:

Volunteer Guest Artist Information

April 28, 2014 to May 3, 2014
As the seasons come and go, Yosemite's incredible beauty unfolds in a shifting panorama of sky and...
May 5, 2014 to May 10, 2014
Enjoy this Yosemite experience to the fullest as you immerse yourself in a spring acrylic painting...
May 12, 2014 to May 17, 2014
Let the granite cliffs, shifting shadows and dancing waters tell the story of this wonderful place...
May 19, 2014 to May 24, 2014
Celebrate the scintillating colors and effervescent rhythms of spring in Yosemite! Sit beneath the...
May 26, 2014 to May 31, 2014
Painting the magnificent Yosemite springtime is an experience not to be missed. With attention to...
June 2, 2014 to June 7, 2014
In this imaginative watercolor workshop you will be encouraged to follow your heart as you paint...
June 9, 2014 to June 14, 2014
Join us under Yosemite's soaring blue sky for an amazing plein air watercolor workshop in a...
June 16, 2014 to June 21, 2014
Give yourself the sensory gift of silk painting in the unparalleled natural splendor of Yosemite...
June 23, 2014 to June 28, 2014
We encourage you to frolic in this workshop with talented, abstract artist, Byron Spicer. Discover...
June 30, 2014 to July 5, 2014
Enjoy summertime in Yosemite with our gifted pastel artist Tsungwei Moo (Molly) who will share her...
July 7, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Enjoy this entertaining and much-loved Yosemite watercolor workshop, sure to engage artists of all...
July 14, 2014 to July 19, 2014
As sunbeams of light dance through the air, the Valley’s meadows and cliffs come alive with color...
July 21, 2014 to July 26, 2014
So much fun in such a little space! Explore the endless possibilities in this engaging workshop...
July 28, 2014 to August 2, 2014
Take pleasure in the classical tradition of graphite/charcoal drawing, as you render the grandeur...
August 4, 2014 to August 9, 2014
Do you enjoy effervescent color and whimsy? Are you looking for a relaxing workshop or a way to...
August 11, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Discover the fundamentals of drawing by joining artist Bob Magneson as he shows you how to compose...