Yosemite Watercolor

Yosemite Watercolor

Experience the majesty and wonder of Yosemite Valley through watercolor.
May 20, 2019 to May 25, 2019

This class has been cancelled. Please contact artcenter@yosemiteconservancy.org with any questions. 

Experience the majesty and wonder of Yosemite Valley through watercolor. Your instructor, Jim Kingwell, encourages a whimsical approach to painting. As you enjoy a day immersed in the Valley’s grandeur, you’ll learn key watercolor techniques, such as how to layer delicate washes and use descriptive details to capture Yosemite’s world-renowned scenery. This workshop is an incredible opportunity to be introduced to watercolor painting or to advance your watercolor practice with an experienced watercolor artist.

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.
Jim Kingwell Artist Instructor Yosemite Conservancy

Jim Kingwell

Over the past 30 years, Jim Kingwell’s oil and watercolor palette has captured the romance of the world’s landscapes. He has traveled and painted extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and South America. Kingwell describes his art style as “romantic realism,” inspired by the cultural diversity of people and their land. Originally from California, Kingwell attained his art education on a scholarship from the San Francisco Academy of Art.