Watercolor Painting in Joshua Tree National Park       

Date/Time: Sunday, May 8, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet at: Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Fee: $60 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER member, $70 non member
Instructor: John Scahill, Artist and Instructor
Hike Level: Easy

Indulge your creativity with a day of painting in a beautiful, reserved campground in the Joshua Tree National Park. Participants will be immersed in the desert landscape to inspire originality and learn the observational skills that are essential to painting nature. John Scahill, artist and instructor, will help students shift the desert scenery to paper with watercolor paint.  Participants will learn basic methods for transforming nature into art through techniques that maintain color clarity and high quality value differences with glazes, washes, wet-on-wet, and dry brush. Learn how the characteristic transparency of watercolor painting brings landscapes to life by allowing light to pass through the film of paint and reflect back off the white paper to give brightness and sparkle to the artwork that matches the sunlit desert environment. This pleasant non-intimidating class provides ample time to relax, investigate and paint.  Participants need to bring their own art supplies.  To take advantage of the morning light, this class will meet at 7:00 am.

Download the course outline:  Watercolor Painting in Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2017

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

Sign Up Online