Happy Isles Art and Nature Center

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

Happy Isles Art and Nature 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, creative way of looking at the wonders around you, Yosemite’s art workshops are waiting for you. Artists of all ages and levels discover and develop their skills as they create permanent mementos of fun-filled days in the park.

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center offers a variety of classes and activities. Join us for one of our daily Art Classes or complete a craft in our Open Studio, great for artists of all ages and abilities.

Custom Workshop at Yosemite Art Center

All group sizes and ages welcome. By reservation — book today!

Create a custom art experience to enhance your group’s trip to the park.

urture the artist within you — with a little help from acclaimed artists and artisans — in Yosemite Conservancy art classes.

Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm (April through October)

Nurture the artist within you — with a little help from acclaimed artists and artisans — in Yosemite Conservancy art classes.

Drop by the Art Center for Yosemite-themed crafts and activities. Great for kids, teens and families!

 

Open studio available daily, 11 am – 3 pm

Instructed classes mid-June through August.

Drop by the Art Center for Yosemite-themed crafts and activities. Great for kids, teens and families!

Volunteers enjoy a fulfilling experience in Yosemite helping visitors explore art workshops.

Join us! Apply now.

Inspire visitors as you lead art classes in the park.


Contact Us

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center is open from April through October. Art classes start April 2.

 

Location: Happy Isles Art & Nature Center, shuttle stop #16. Park at Half Dome Village and take the shuttle. Limited accessibility parking available at Happy Isles with valid placard.

Business Hours:  Open 7 days 9am-4pm

Art Classes (ages 12+): Monday – Saturday 10am – 2pm (starting April 2)

Kids Classes (ages 2-12): Drop-In available, 11am, 1pm and 2pm (June, July & August only)

Open Studio Drop-In Crafts: Available 7 days 11am – 3pm (April through October)

 

Questions? Email artcenter@yosemiteconservancy.org or call 209-372-0631.