Pastel Landscapes for Beginners

Pastel Landscapes for Beginners

Use pastels to capture the beauty of Yosemite’s summer landscape
September 2, 2019 to September 7, 2019

Enjoy the beginning of autumn in Yosemite with gifted pastel artist Tsungwei Moo, who will share her personal artistic perspective and encourage you to find your own unique style.

Use soft chalk pastels to capture the beauty of the late-summer landscape, creating Yosemite artwork to satisfy your artistic spirit. Let your imagination respond to the shifting light and shadows, as you learn the delights of pastel and the specific skills needed to complete a beautiful picture. At the end of a rewarding day, celebrate your artistic accomplishments, and bring your piece home as a special souvenir of your time in the park.

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.
Artist Instructor Tsungwei Moo, Yosemite Conservancy

Tsungwei Moo

Tsungwei Moo is a native of Taipei, Taiwan, and currently resides in San Francisco. She regularly exhibits her artwork in galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area, and she has taught plein air pastel drawing in Yosemite National Park for several years. She has hiked the High Sierra backcountry, explored the South African veldt and traveled the world. Her art is an expression of her passionate observation of the wonders of nature.