What you'll do
We will gather at the most photographed spot on earth.... Tunnel View, in Yosemite National Park which provides the first glimpse of the splendor of Yosemite. We will discuss the photographic work of Ansel Adams and his work with values of darkness and light. I'll share readings from the journals of John Muir, who had a major influence on establishing the national park system and provide examples to help document your own reactions to the majesty of the Yosemite in a journal through the medium of watercolor. Composition, graphic styles, lettering styles, painting techniques and equipment needed is discussed. You will have the opportunity to document the sights and sounds of Yosemite that are cherished a lifetime. John Muir wrote “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” –John Muir in a letter to his wife Louie in July 1888.
Tom is a graduate architect from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he was introduced to watercolor art and first experienced the majesty of Yosemite in 1976. He has 30+ years painting landscapes in watercolor studying under various master artists. His passion for nature and a sustainable environment is demonstrated in the design of his home /studio near Yosemite. This is the first passive solar home in the area and is a Net Zero energy home. He provides a fast loose art style suitable for beginners or experienced artists and brings unique insight to journaling with, watercolor, one's innermost emotions.
About the organisation
Romans 12-2 project
The Romans 12-2 Project strives to promote awarenesis of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) and to assist victims with much needed physical, spiritual and counseling services. CSA is viewed as the leading health issue in America. It often results in depression, anxiety, addiction, rage, and even suicide. We help sufferers overcome the feeling that the abuse is their fault and live a purposeful life.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Romans 12-2 project.
healthy snacks , fresh fruit
You will be provided with your own hardbound journal with 140# cold press paper, paint, and mixing pallet to take with you. …
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Where you'll be
Yosemite is a place of grand vistas, and intimate details, and we will have a chance to see both in quiet solitude and begin a journal of the trip. We will meet at the location called "Tunnel View" and spend about 3 hours in an interactive demonstration of journaling techniques including equipment to travel light, color mixing, tonal values sketching principals watercolor fundamentals. Then move on to El Capitan Beach for quality painting time.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
I will provide everything you need to start the journal of your trip to Yosemite. You are welcome to bring your favorite equipment. Check the weather to ensure you are dressed comfortably. A blanket to sit on or folding chair is suggested. A cell phone or tablet would be useful.
Watercolor Journaling Yosemite.
£48 / person
£48 / person