Painting and Printmaking

Painting and Printmaking

Create landscape paintings using flower prints and basic watercolor techniques.
June 3, 2019 to June 15, 2019

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, you’ll return to the studio to print Sierra leaves on special soft paper using basic printmaking techniques. Create several designs using the colorful ink, and take home frame-worthy leaf prints and paintings from your day of art.

An optional printmaking opportunity is available for students who would like to print on fabric: Bring a personal item, such as a white T-shirt, tea towel or tote bag, and use fabric-printing ink to create a personal keepsake! Canvas tote bags are available for printing for $5 at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.

Beginner level: Little to no experience required, ages 12+.
Registration: $30 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 register and get settled in. Please plan for extra time when taking the shuttles.
Materials: All basic materials and supplies for watercolor painting and printmaking are included in the class registration fee, with the exception of optional fabric items to print on. Participants can also purchase a tote bag to print on for $5.
Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.
Sue Fierston, Artist Instructor, Yosemite Conservancy

Sue Fierston

Sue Fierston is a watercolor painter and printmaker living outside Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in solo shows at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health, and has been featured in Elan Magazine.