Jane Gyer and Mary Campbell-Mann, recognized artists and teachers of the area, this year will conduct two five-day workshops for beginning to advanced artists in the scenic setting of Yosemite National Park.
Each day begins with a demonstration, and during the following session the instructors will work individually with students as they apply the lesson to their own work. The day is concluded with a critique of the work done, not to grade or compare, but to assist each painter, regardless of level of experience, in order to create effective paintings.
Headquarters for the sessions will be in Wawona, picturesque historic settlement in the south section of the park. With its own natural beauty emphasized by the South Fork of the Merced River and tumbling falls of Chilnaulna Creek, the area offers painters scenic settings for instruction. As a plus, field trips to Glacier Point and the Valley are scheduled.
Nestled in a cozy valley is Wawona’s golf course and wandering through the area, the river offers fishing, swimming, and delightful spots for meditation. Trails for pleasant hikes can be reached easily. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is just minutes away. Historic Wawona Hotel is here to be admired.
Cost of either workshop is $200 if paid in full by June 1, 2003. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at time of registration. Tuition after June 1, 2003 is $225, to be paid by July 1, 2003. Members of Vision Academy are entitled to a 10% discount. Students provide their own supplies. A list of suggested materials will be sent upon registration.
Contact Vision Academy of the Arts at PO Box 456, Oakhurst,
Lodging is available in private cabins, the hotel or in the campground. Students should make their own reservations well in advance since most places are booked by the end of April.
Redwood Cabins, Wawona (209) 375-6666
JANE GYER has been a resident of the Yosemite area
for forty years and resided in Yosemite National Park eleven years.
A veteran instructor here, her art expresses the ever-changing mood and
inspirational beauty of Yosemite. She is nationally recognized with
works in National Park Service, institutional and private collections in
this country and abroad. Jane served twice as “Artist in Residence”
for Yosemite and was twice winner of the NPS Directors Award for illustrations
used in publications. Jane has taught at the Wawona Workshop for
ten years. Her art work is dedicated to the preservation of the natural
landscape. Her ambition is to stimulate students with the spiritual
basis of creativity.
MARY CAMPBELL-MANN is a native California artist residing in the Yosemite National Park area. Her painting style is impressionistic. Primarily a transparent watercolorist, she also works in acrylic, oil, pastel, printmaking and various drawing media. Her professional Fine Art career spans more than 30 years and Mary is sought after as a teacher, and as a judge of art competitions. For the past six years she has taught adult education watercolor and drawing classes for the Yosemite Community Education Center.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno, Mary worked as a professional art director, graphic designer and illustrator. She began her formal training with internationally known artist, Darwin Musselman, then studied with recognized artists such as: Judi Betts, Joseph Bohler, Charlotte Britton, Gerald F. Brommer, Jane Gyer, Carlene Kostiw, Ben Kudo, Donald “Putt” Putman and other contemporary artists.
Mary teaches art as a philosophy of life, learning to
see and express passion through use of creative energy – a process that
allows and encourages endless possibilities of expressing the inner spirit.
She is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Guild of Mountain Artists,
Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst, and Mariposa County Arts Council.