Yosemite’s Wonders in Watercolor

Yosemite’s Wonders in Watercolor

Discover the fun of creating art in the park during a beginner watercolor class.
October 14, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Art doesn’t have to be intimidating! That’s the theme of this creative painting class with artist Michael Friedland. Spend a day immersed in Yosemite’s autumn beauty while learning the basics of working with watercolor, including how to compose a scene and mix hues. As you practice new skills and capture your surroundings on paper in elegant brushstrokes, you’ll be amazed at the shades and shapes you can produce from just a few different colors and a cup of water. You’ll end the day with a personal painting to take home — and a new appreciation for how much fun creating art can be.

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.
Michael Friedland

Michael Friedland

Northern California–based artist Michael Friedland first fell in love with watercolor as a 19-year-old art student — and he has been painting ever since. After studying art in Connecticut, San Diego and Philadelphia, he embarked on a 40-year career as a designer. Now retired, he’s thrilled to be able to devote his time to pursuing two of his passions: painting and teaching. He serves on the board of the California Watercolor Association, is a member of six watercolor societies and regularly exhibits his work in juried exhibitions.