Exploring Yosemite in Watercolor

Exploring Yosemite in Watercolor

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon painting outside in Yosemite Valley! Spend the day enjoying the outdoors, learning how to observe nature like an artist and painting the landscape in watercolor.
August 30, 2019 to August 31, 2019

Slow down, and observe the small, beautiful details in the world around you. In this creative workshop, you’ll gain the skills to plan and paint a dynamic landscape scene. With guidance from your instructor, artist Rachel Fisher, you’ll explore how to mix paints, create compositions, simplify landscapes and paint skies.

This workshop is perfect for beginning artists. Start with the basics, and let nature inspire you, as you join Fisher and fellow artists for a fun day of painting outside. As you build skills and work toward creating your own piece of art, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the meditative nature of putting watercolor to paper.

Beginner level: Little to no experience required, ages 12+.
Registration: $20 per day per visitor; advance registration recommended; drop-ins welcome as space is available.
Location: Happy Isles Art and Nature Center; shuttle stop #16; park at Curry Village and take the shuttle; workshops are held outside, weather and medium permitting.
Time: 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Saturday. Please arrive at 9:45 am to purchase supplies. Please plan for extra time when taking the shuttles.
Materials: Supplies are not included in the registration fee. Supply lists are sent to registered participants once payment is received. Additional supplies are available for purchase at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. All purchases benefit the park! Materials available for use free of charge: field easel, field stool, hardboard, water containers and paper towels.
Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.
Rachel Fisher, Yosemite Conservancy Artist Instructor

Rachel Fisher

Rachel Fisher is an artist and user-experience designer based in Seattle. She loves being outdoors, whether she’s backpacking her favorite routes in the Cascades or discovering Pacific Northwest treasures, such as Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail. Her artwork is inspired by the wild places she’s visited, and features a whimsical blend of mountains, plants and moody skies.