In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate late-spring scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue Fierston will kick off the class by teaching you to draw and paint Yosemite’s leaves in watercolor. After creating several leaf paintings on watercolor paper, return to the studio, and print Sierra leaves on soft printmakers’ paper using basic printmaking techniques. Create several designs using the colorful ink, and take home several frame-worthy leaf prints and paintings from your day of art.
Beginner level: Little to no experience required, ages 12+.
Registration: $30 per day per visitor; price includes registration, and materials and supplies for printmaking. Bring your own watercolor supplies, purchase a basic kit, or rent one from the Art and Nature Center. Advanced registration recommended; drop-ins welcome as space is available.
Location: Happy Isles Art and Nature Center; shuttle stop #16; park at Half Dome 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 included in the registration fee. Additional supplies are available for purchase at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. All purchases benefit the park!
Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.