Painting Moran’s Yellowstone

Painting Moran’s Yellowstone

$1,020.50
Dates:
August 23-27
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Daniel Hidalgo, Kara Hidalgo
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Art

Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Moran by learning to paint outdoors at some of the same locations that inspired the famous Yellowstone artist. Not only will you learn how to capture the essence of a scene, but you'll also learn the significance of artists like Moran to Yellowstone's history.

Through classroom and field sessions you'll practice incorporating the sensory experience of being outdoors-temperatures, sights, sounds, lighting, and atmosphere. You'll also improve your skill with composition, color theory, and painting in changing outdoor conditions.

About the instructors

Daniel Hidalgo has been finding the inspiration for his artwork in the quiet stillness of Yellowstone's wondrous landscapes for many years. Daniel is the Director of Education at Idaho Art Lab, where he teaches painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, lapidary and lost wax metal casting and leads weekly plein air field trips. Daniel specializes in acrylic & oil plein air painting. He also creates hand-carved block images printed on paper made from bison dung, along with his business partner at Dung & Dunger Paper Arts Studio. He has been a guest artist of the Yellowstone General Stores since 2006.

Kara Hidalgo is the Executive Director of the Idaho Art Lab, a visual art makerspace, where she teaches painting workshops. She is an award winning watercolor plein air painter. She also teaches digital and large format film photography and analog darkroom classes. Her background is in graphic and web design. Kara helps organize and lead weekly plein air field trips in the Yellowstone Teton region (open to everyone). Her specialty in painting and photography is landscapes with water features.

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We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.