Visitors learn art tips and techniques at the Yosemite Art Center with experienced teachers

Yosemite Art Center

Artists capture the beauty of Yosemite through various media. If you’ve always wanted to paint Half Dome, capture wildflowers on paper, or learn a new, artistic way of looking at the wonders around you, Yosemite’s art workshops are waiting for you. Artists of all levels discover and develop their skills, as they create permanent mementos of fun-filled days in the park.

With the Yosemite Valley as your inspiration, you can nurture the artist within you — with a little help from acclaimed artists and artisans — in Yosemite Conservancy art workshops

Yosemite Art Center is closed for the winter season. Join us again in spring 2016. View our 2016 Arts Schedule, and pre-register for classes.

Interested in volunteering as an artist teacher next year? Please view our Volunteer Guest Artist Job Description and Volunteer Guest Artist Application forms (both PDF). Or contact us at artcenter@yosemiteconservancy.org.

Capture Yosemite in watercolor in a Yosemite Conservancy art workshop led by Steve Curl
April 11, 2016 to April 16, 2016
Capture Yosemite in springtime during this special watercolor workshop
Geri Medway teaches students to paint with watercolor in a Yosemite Conservancy plein air workshop at Yosemite Art Center
May 2, 2016 to May 7, 2016
Paint your own creative Yosemite masterpiece in watercolor in this inspiring workshop
Sonja Hamilton teaches watercolor technique in a Yosemite Conservancy art workshop
May 16, 2016 to May 21, 2016
Celebrate the beauty of spring in Yosemite with an award-winning watercolor artist
Artist Roger Folk teaches the art of watercolor to capture Yosemite Falls and other icons in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop
May 30, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Realize your artistic potential painting Yosemite’s springtime in watercolor
Artist Robert Dvorak will teach you watercolor techniques in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop
June 6, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Explore Yosemite through art in this imaginative watercolor-painting workshop
Artist JoAnn Formia imparts her love of art and Yosemite in a Yosemite Conservancy watercolor painting workshop.
June 13, 2016 to June 18, 2016
Uncover the artist within, as you paint Yosemite during this plein air watercolor workshop
Artist Byron Spicer teaches a playful painting style in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
June 20, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Discover your creative spirit in this acrylic workshop
Artist David Deyell shows students how to create colorful paintings of Yosemite in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
July 11, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Play with paint in this fun-filled, family-friendly Yosemite watercolor workshop
Artist Linda Mitchell shares her love for watercolor and Yosemite in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
July 18, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Find your artistic voice, and create a watercolor memory of your time in Yosemite
Tsungwei Moo (Molly) teaches students to capture the beauty of Yosemite with pastels in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
July 25, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Use pastels to capture the beauty of Yosemite’s summer landscape
Juan Peña teaches the magic of watercolor technique in a Yosemite Conservancy art workshop
August 1, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Experience the magic of Yosemite through watercolor as you create a lasting art memory
Artist David Peterson teaches students to paint fast and loose with watercolor in plein air in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
August 8, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Immerse yourself in a fun, imaginative, family-friendly day painting with watercolor
Artist Osamu Saito shares techniques to create unique watercolor landscapes in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
September 5, 2016 to September 10, 2016
Express your imagination through color and brush stroke, capturing early autumn in Yosemite
Artist Janet Takahashi helps students develop their watercolor and calligraphy skills to translate Yosemite into personal artwork in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
September 19, 2016 to September 24, 2016
Create a beautiful watercolor journal of your experience in Yosemite and beyond
Artist Pam Pederson teaches students how to create artwork or illustrate a journal using pen and ink with watercolor in this autumn Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
October 3, 2016 to October 8, 2016
Create artwork or illustrate a journal inspired by autumn in this relaxed art workshop
Painter John Hewitt teaches students how to use color to reflect autumn in Yosemite in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
October 16, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Infuse a painting with color depicting the moods of Yosemite Valley in autumn