Yosemite Art and Education Center


Yosemite Village
Yosemite National Park, 95389


+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. 


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