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Yosemite Art Center

Educational Opportunity
Chuck Waldman\'s art – Chuck Waldman

ADA Accessibility Notes

Classes are generally accessible to the mobility impaired as long as a bit of off-pavement travel is acceptable.

Create art inspired by the beauty of Yosemite. 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 art workshops run by Yosemite Conservancy. With your support, Yosemite Conservancy is in the park year-round, providing visitors with unique theater and art opportunities, and funding work in trail restoration, wildlife protection and youth programs.

Classes are offered daily, April through October. Each week, Monday through Saturday, a guest artist teaches classes in his or her specialty. Workshops meet at the Yosemite Art Center, and create art outdoors, inspired by the scenery (weather permitting). Workshop registration is $10 per student per day. Bring your own supplies or arrive early to purchase them at the Yosemite Art Center. Other workshops offered include: Beginner Art Workshops, Family Crafts Programs, and Children’s Art Programs. See the full schedule for details.

Appropriate Ages

All ages are welcome. Weekday workshops are recommended for children age 8 and up.

Dates and Times

Open April through October

Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 pm: Beginner Art Workshops(age 8+ recommended), $15 each (includes supplies)

Mondays through Saturdays, 9:45 am to 2 pm, Art Workshops, (age 8+ recommended), $10 each (does not include supplies)

Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Family Crafts Program(all ages), $5 each (includes supplies)

Monday through Thursdays, July only, Children's Art Programs(Ages 6-10, 11 am to Noon & Ages 10+, 1:30 to 3 pm), $10 only (includes supplies)

How to Participate

Learn more at! Classes are available for advance registration or drop-in. Listings are also in Yosemite National Park's newspaper, the Yosemite Guide.

The Yosemite Art Center is located in Yosemite Village.

Phone: 209-372-4207

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