Patrick Karnahan

Learn the fundamentals of landscape painting in an inspirational setting.

Ranger guided art class


Stanislaus Painting with a Ranger Program
Demonstrates Landscape Painting in Forest

A new exciting program developed for the United States Forest Service will be presented this summer at the Summer Ranger District in the Stanislaus National Forest. The program is entitled, "Painting with a Ranger".

Painting with a Ranger group

Designed to be used in Forests across the U.S., this ranger guided program is intended for beginners and novices, both young and old. Taking time to observe the forest landscape, then attempting to render that scenery with watercolors is a great way to engage with the outdoors.

The free program will come supplied with paint, brushes, water and paint trays. Participants are asked to bring canvas board, foam core board or some other suitable media. Canvas boards should be no larger than 11"x14". Easels and folding chairs are recommended but not required. Come dressed in proper attire for outdoor mountain activities.

A Forest Ranger will demonstrate the basic skills needed to paint a landscape from life while talking about all of the natural features of the area. The program will last one hour. At the completion of the class, participants will have a memorable item of art to enjoy and share.

A basic hands-on demonstration in landscape painting.

WHEN: 4PM Saturday, July 14, 21 & 28th and August 4 & 11, 2018.
MEETING PLACE: Donnell Vista on Highway 108, 1/2 hr. East of Pinecrest, CA
COST: Free
Program may need to be cancelled due to weather, please call (209) 965-3434
Participants are advised to arrive early to park.