Painting Tuolumne Meadows en Plein Air

August 7, 2014 to August 10, 2014

Whether this if your first time picking up a paintbrush, or you have been painting your whole life, join us in Tuolumne Meadows to experience nature’s best open-air studio. Yosemite’s meadows, rugged mountain peaks, glacially carved domes and winding river offer endless possibilities.
Through demonstrations, critiques and discussions, you will learn the “language of painting,” including composition, color, edges and brushwork. This program is led by a professional artist, who will share his deep knowledge of painting and passion for Yosemite’s landscape. Tuolumne Meadows offers a spectacular setting for you to slow down and connect with nature using all your senses. This program begins on Thursday evening in Tuolumne Meadows. The first full day of instruction will start Friday morning in Tuolumne Meadows; the program runs through Sunday afternoon.
Experience package includes camping Aug. 7–11 at Tuolumne Meadows Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Tuolumne Lodge Aug. 7–11. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Materials are not included; an art-supply list will be sent to you once you have registered. You can see what was required last year by clicking on the packing list.

Hiking: Easy; no more than a mile a day
Elevation: 8,600'
Experience package: $269
Leader: Chuck Waldman


Chuck Waldman, Yosemite Conservancy expert artist instructor

Charles Waldman

Charles Waldman started pursuing a career as a full-time fine art painter in 1999 after practicing Family Medicine in Sonora, Calif. for 22 years. He was selected as an Artist Member of the California Art Club, The Laguna Plein Air Painters and “The Sea-to-Shining-Sea” Exhibition. He shows in galleries throughout the country, attends plein air events, and teaches numerous workshops. Chuck loves to paint outdoors in the Sierras and enjoys sharing his artistic vision and philosophy with others.