Painting From the Heart: Watercolor

Painting From the Heart: Watercolor

Learn watercolor techniques from a veteran painter while drawing inspiration from spring scenery in Yosemite Valley.
May 27, 2019 to June 1, 2019

Take a rewarding excursion into the art of watercolor painting with veteran watercolor painter Robert Dvořák. This workshop is for beginners with a serious interest in developing the skills to create high-quality paintings. With guidance from your instructor, you’ll learn how to set intentions for your artwork and practice watercolor techniques to bring scenes to life on paper. After a day of outdoor painting, you’ll feel refreshed, inspired and well-prepared to continue honing your craft.

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.
Robert Dvorak, Yosemite Conservancy Artist Instructor

Robert Dvorak

Robert Regis Dvořák has been teaching drawing and painting in Yosemite for more than 30 years. He has authored Travel Drawing and Painting, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Drawing Without Fear and Experiential Drawing.  Dvořák has participated in both solo and group exhibits in the United States, Japan, China and Italy.