Outdoor Oil Painting in Yosemite Valley

Outdoor Oil Painting in Yosemite Valley

Enjoy the joys and challenges of plein air oil painting as you capture the dramatic spring light of Yosemite
April 24, 2019 to April 28, 2019

This program has been cancelled.

Use your time in Yosemite to slow down, absorb your natural surroundings and grow your skills as an artist, as you explore the joys and challenges of outdoor oil painting.

During this comprehensive workshop with a professional artist, you’ll experience how intense observation and creative engagement make plein air painting a deeply rewarding experience. As you study dramatic spring light in Yosemite Valley, you’ll learn how to use color and brushwork to respond quickly and decisively to dynamic conditions. The four-day workshop offers progressive, personalized instruction, plenty of practice time, and the unique opportunity to immerse in one of the world’s most remarkable landscapes. End the week with a deeper appreciation for the natural world, a supercharged sense of creativity and new artwork for your portfolio.

Included with your registration:

  • Four-day immersive art workshop (Thursday, April 25, morning, through Sunday, April 28, around 3 pm) with an optional introductory evening meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center in Yosemite Valley at 5:30 pm. 
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Wednesday, April 24, and departs Monday, April 29) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. We cannot adjust these dates.  
  • Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the start of the program.

View the suggested packing list.


Experience Level: Intermediate (at least 20 hours of instructed painting classes). Not suitable for beginners.
Hiking: Easy. Minimal walking.
Elevation: 4,000 feet
Registration Price: $389

Faith Rumm

Faith Rumm lives and works in Mariposa, California, in order to be near the mountains she loves to paint. She has run an illustration and display design business for 15 years, and spends lots of time painting, either en plein air or in the studio. She is currently working on a large painting project that celebrates the John Muir Trail. Her work is collected and exhibited nationally and internationally