Open Studio & Kids Classes

Open Studio & Kids Classes

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


Art Table Activities, 11 am – 3 pm (April through October)

Connect to nature through the arts as part of your park experience through Yosemite-themed table art at the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center! Come collaborate with other artists to create Yosemite-themed table art. A nature-themed prompt is provided daily to inspire original drawing and writing.

Please note: Art Table sessions are not facilitated by Art Center staff. Parent and/or guardian supervision is required for participants under age 18.


Open Studio

The Happy Isles art studio is open daily, and we invite you to stop by any time between 11am and 3pm. Artists may bring their own materials and supplies and use our studio to work on their art work and find inspiration.


Kids Classes (ages 2-12): Drop-in available Monday through Thursday (Mid-June through September only)

Art Center staff facilitates drop-in art classes throughout the day in the peak season, Monday through Thursday at 11am and 1pm. Starting in September, classes will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 11am and 1pm. Come experience the connection between nature and art at the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Most activities will take 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cost is $10 per participant, $30 per family. No registration needed. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before class starts to allow time to sign in.

Parent and/or guardian supervision is required for participants under age 18.

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 and 1pm (June through September)

Open Studio or Daily Art Table: Available 7 days 11am – 3pm (April through October)


Questions? Email or call 209-372-0631.