Art Shaped the National Parks Painting Workshop

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Above Sentinel Rock 6×8 by James McGrew

Plein Air Painting Workshop in Yosemite National Park (TBD)

Discover relationships of plein air techniques/materials, composition, color, value, brushwork, aesthetics, and reference photography with implications for studio work. From beginner to professional, you’ll view these famous painting subjects with a fresh perspective and deeper understanding as you learn about geology, flora, fauna, atmosphere and light relating to painting. Translate these elements through your brush and create more life-like and interpretive works of art.

You’ll need your own materials including: Pochade/easel or sketch box, paints, medium, brushes, paper towels, camera etc. Detailed materials list and info provided to registrants. FULL MATERIALS LIST

YOSEMITE TWIN VALLEYS PAINTING WORKSHOP “EN PLEIN AIR” with James McGrew

Date: TBD (7am-12pm)

Price: $75 for 5 hour session

Yosemite-Falls-Soaring-JamesMcGrew-YExploreCompare and contrast these sister valleys’ majestic views, thundering waterfalls, granitic features, and fields of wildflowers in this unique plein air painting workshop by an accomplished artist and expert naturalist. Working on location, you’ll discover relationships of plein air techniques/materials, composition, color, value, brushwork, aesthetics, and reference photography with implications for studio work. From beginner to professional, you’ll view these famous painting subjects with a fresh perspective and deeper understanding as you learn about geology, flora, fauna, atmosphere and light relating to painting. Translate these elements through your brush and create more life-like and interpretive works of art. This 16 hour workshop led by James McGrew will be offered as a 1-day session that will range from 9am-12pm on May 3. Includes demonstrations in oils, instruction and critique. James will accommodate other painting mediums. Includes evening programs/meeting. You will need your own materials including: Pochade/easel or sketch box, paints, medium, brushes, paper towels, camera etc. Detailed materials list and info provided to registrants.

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Fletcher Lake Impressions 12×16 by James McGrew

All participants will automatically be registered for the Nature Hike in Yosemite Valley with James McGrew on May 2 at 10am.

YOSEMITE VALLEY NATURE HIKE with James McGrew

Date: TBD (10:00 am-2pm)

Price: $50

This 5 hour introductory walk through Yosemite Valley will be our first event and will be led by James McGrew. He will expertly guide you through the valley to discover its vast beauty while discussing the natural history of this remarkable place. Participants will have ample opportunities to absorb the area’s budding spring wildflowers while uncovering the incredible vistas that have inspired visitors since 1855. We will stroll along trails that will explore the booming waterfalls and iconic peaks of the Valley of Ahwahnee. Tour will last five hours and will provide you with ample opportunities for spectacular photographs.


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