Yosemite National Park, 95389
tel: +1 209 372 1442
NileGuide Expert tip:
Check www.yosemite.org for a list of artists scheduled, and something about their medium.
The non-profit Yosemite Association operates the Yosemite Art and Education Center in cooperation with DNC and NPS. All summer (May-September) there are free art classes taught by a different visiting professional artist each week. You can sign up beforehand, or just show up (and hope it's not filled); classes run from 10-2, Wednesday through Saturday. The YAEC has pretty much everything you need for art supplies for painting/sketching en plein air, as they say. Few studios are as remarkable as Yosemite and this center helps beginning and experienced artists alike to take a bit of Yosemite home on paper. The center relies on donations, so consider a little something for the effort.