Fun With Watercolor

Fun With Watercolor

Use watercolor and permanent pens to create a beautiful Yosemite-themed piece of art.
September 9, 2019 to September 21, 2019

Get up close and personal with nature in this watercolor class with artist and educator Katherine Billeci. Choose a landscape or a botanical specimen to capture in vivid watercolors and ink. With guidance from your instructor, you’ll learn to use pen ink to map out your drawing, and then bring the page to life in bold hues using watercolor. This class is open to artists of all levels of experience, even if you’ve never touched a paintbrush. You’ll learn how ink and watercolor can work together to create an eye-catching piece of art, and end the day with a personal painting to take home.

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.
Katherine Billeci, Yosemite Conservancy Artist Instructor

Katherine Billeci

Katherine Billeci is a credentialed teacher through the state of California in the subjects of art and health science. She recently retired from the nationally recognized Dozier-Libbey Medical High School. Billeci is from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has won awards and recognition for her art. Today, she conducts fundraising art workshops for scholarships and teaches personalized workshops in her private art studio, where she brings out the best effort of all levels and abilities.