Yosemite Watercolor for Beginners

Yosemite Watercolor for Beginners

Enjoy creative expression while learning the basics of watercolor painting, and take home a moment in Yosemite.
July 15, 2019 to July 20, 2019

Beginning artists and experienced painters, alike, will enjoy this summer day of watercolor painting in Yosemite Valley. With guidance from artist Grace Fong, you’ll learn how to use watercolor materials and techniques to create a composition inspired by your experience in the park. Whether you want to depict flowing water, granite walls, green leaves or historic bridges, you’ll be able to immerse in your surroundings, observe details of color, shape, light and texture, and capture a memorable Sierra moment.

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.
Grace Fong, Yosemite Conservancy Artist Instructor

Grace Fong

Grace Fong lives in Santa Rosa, California, and discovered painting upon retiring. She is drawn to watercolor, and is she intrigued by the transparency of the colors and the play of lights and darks. Fong appreciates painting as a way for her to see and feel the world around her. She has visited Yosemite and taken art classes in the park, and she is excited to share her skills as an instructor.