Watercolor for Beginners

Watercolor for Beginners

Learn the basics, or learn new techniques in this watercolor workshop in Yosemite Valley
September 30, 2019 to October 5, 2019

Take a fun romp through the basics of watercolor in this four-hour workshop in Yosemite Valley. Your instructor, artist David Riddles, will demystify watercolor painting by explaining and demonstrating simple techniques that will put you at ease with a medium that can often seem daunting. Enjoy a pressure-free learning atmosphere and relaxing natural surroundings, as you build your watercolor skills and create your own painting.

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.
Dave Riddles, Yosemite Conservancy Artist Instructor

Dave Riddles

David Riddles spent 35 years as a professional studio musician in Los Angeles. During that time, he painted and drew regularly, self-published a book of cartoons and drawings from his days of working on over 700 movies, and was in the company of several very good artists’ workshops, most recently with Ken Hosmer in Grass Valley, California. Now retired, Riddles spends much of his time painting and continues to perform as a musician.