Field Sketching With Watercolor

Field Sketching With Watercolor

Get to know Yosemite better while drawing and painting Yosemite vistas or small specimens, such as plants, bark and insects.
August 5, 2019 to August 17, 2019

Express what you love about Yosemite through art! In this day of sketching and painting in the park, you’ll enjoy stunning views of Yosemite Valley while learning basic techniques that will help you on your artistic path.

This class offers an introduction to basic art techniques you can pick up and take with you on any outdoor adventure. Your instructor, artist Danielle Jolette, will go over a few simple techniques to create illustrations quickly in the field, using materials that are compact and easy to fit in your day pack. No matter how much art experience you have, you’ll find the skills and techniques featured in this workshop easy to implement and a valuable addition to your artistic toolkit.

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.
Danielle Jolette, Yosemite Conservancy Artist Instructor

Danielle Jolette

Danielle Jolette recently earned her graduate certificate in science illustration at California State University, Monterey Bay. She is passionate about teaching others about science through art. She has worked with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to teach students about their local ecosystems, and she has volunteered at schools to integrate art and science.