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Watercolor and Ink Art Class with Mariko Lofink & the Yosemite Conservancy

Learn how to combine traditional Sumi Ink with watercolor in this colorful, Yosemite-inspired painting class.

In this four-hour watercolor workshop, you’ll use brushes with paint and Sumi ink on watercolor paper to bring a Yosemite landscape to life. Artist Mariko Lofink will teach you basic watercolor and Sumi techniques, including how to use light and dark colors to create the illusion of depth in a scene captured on paper.

Mariko will give you the foundational skills and encouragement to help you develop your own unique style. Let Yosemite’s awe-inspiring landscape fuel your creativity as you discover a new appreciation for nature and practice painting en plein air.

Your Artist:  Mariko Lofink

  • Beginner level:  Little to no experience required, ages 12+. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Registration:  $20 per day per visitor. Advanced registration is encouraged. Walk-up registration available as space allows.
  • Location:  Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (Shuttle Stop #5 & #9). All workshops will be held outside, weather permitting.
  • Time: 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Please build in extra time if taking the shuttle or walking from the parking lot.
  • Materials: Supplies for this class are not included in the registration fee. You will have the option to rent a watercolor kit for $15, purchase or bring your own art supplies. All rentals and purchases benefit the park! These essentials are available free of charge: stool, hardboard, water cup and paper towels.
  • Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.

Experience:  Easy

Hiking:  1 to 3 miles

Elevation:  4,000 feet

Registration Fee:  $20

Register:  Click here

Supplies List:  Click here

COVID-19: We have implemented special safety measures to keep art class participants and instructors safe during the ongoing pandemic. Please review our COVID-19 procedures for details.

Starts: August 15, 2022

Occurs: Every day until August 19, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Advanced Reservations Required

Admission: $20 per day

Location: Yosemite Valley - Visitor Center
9035 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389

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Phone: (415) 434-1782

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