Visitors learn art tips and techniques at the Yosemite Art Center with experienced teachers

Yosemite Art Center

Artists capture the beauty of Yosemite through various media. If you’ve always wanted to paint Half Dome, capture wildflowers on paper, or learn a new, creative way of looking at the wonders around you, Yosemite’s art workshops are waiting for you. Artists of all levels discover and develop their skills, as they create permanent mementos of fun-filled days in the park.

With the Yosemite Valley as your inspiration, you can nurture the artist within you — with a little help from acclaimed artists and artisans — in Yosemite Conservancy art workshops. View our 2016 Arts Schedule, and pre-register for classes.

For those of you who are planning ahead for your future Yosemite visit, here is our 2017 Arts Schedule.

Interested in volunteering as an artist teacher next year? Please view our Volunteer Guest Artist Job Description and Volunteer Guest Artist Application forms (both PDF). Or contact us at

Painter John Hewitt teaches students how to use color to reflect autumn in Yosemite in this Yosemite Conservancy art workshop.
October 17, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Infuse a painting with color depicting the moods of Yosemite Valley in autumn
Frank Eber teaches students how to use watercolor to create atmospheric landscapes in a Yosemite Conservancy art workshop
October 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Paint with watercolor to create a landscape that reflects the nuances of light, time and season

Ongoing Programs at the Yosemite Art Center

Enjoy Beginner Art Workshops at Yosemite Art Center
Beginner Art Workshops

Have you always wanted to capture Yosemite’s wonders with a paintbrush but don’t know where to start? Expert artists introduce the basics you need to begin your own artistic journey.

Family Crafts in Yosemite offer fun for all
Family Crafts Program

Feeling inspired by the beauty of Yosemite? Bring the whole family to create one-of-a-kind crafts during drop-in art sessions.

Youth in Yosemite Art Center Workshop
Children's Art Programs

Looking for something to do with the kids in Yosemite? Join age-appropriate classes for children and teens and take home a tangible memory of your unforgettable trip to Yosemite.