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 is open 9 am–4:30 pm daily; closed 12–1 pm. Unless otherwise noted, there is a $10 registration fee per person per day.

Most 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

August 18, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Summer holds sway in Yosemite, exciting and full of color and movement. Take part in this...
August 25, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Yes, you can learn to draw! Try your hand at creating artwork or illustrating a journal. As summer...
September 1, 2014 to September 6, 2014
The changing seasons and milder weather of autumn in Yosemite create an ideal creative occasion...
September 8, 2014 to September 13, 2014
All art is a journey - let your steps bring you to Yosemite where a changing panorama of landscapes...
September 15, 2014 to September 20, 2014
This new workshop is designed for both artist and artisan. Our experienced silk artist, Glennis...
September 22, 2014 to September 27, 2014
As the heat of summer gives way to the crisp mornings and brisk evenings of autumn, we offer this...
September 29, 2014 to October 4, 2014
Celebrate the spectacular interplay of light and shadow while practicing watercolor skills among...
October 6, 2014 to October 11, 2014
Let October’s color lure you to Yosemite as you enjoy a leisurely exploration of the granite...
October 13, 2014 to October 18, 2014
Autumn in Yosemite brings you a special opportunity to let color and brush stroke capture the...
October 20, 2014 to October 25, 2014
As autumn's brilliant colors replace the late summer tones the pace in Yosemite Valley slows and...

Ongoing Programs at the Yosemite Art Center

Enjoy Beginner Art Workshops at Yosemite Art Center
Beginner Art Workshops

Have you always wanted to capture Yosemite’s wonders with a paintbrush but don’t know where to start? Expert artists introduce the basics you need to begin your own artistic journey.

Children and youth art workshops in Yosemite Valley
Children's Art Programs

Looking for a way to entertain the kids during your visit? Taught by dedicated volunteer artists, kids young and old create fun arts and crafts to remember their trip.

Family Crafts in Yosemite offer fun for all
Family Crafts Program

Feeling inspired by the beauty of Yosemite? Bring the whole family to create one-of-a-kind crafts during drop-in art sessions.