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Capturing Greater Yellowstone: Plein Air Workshop in the Wild

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7 Days | 6 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Encounter a new dimension in the medium of watercolor in Yellowstone National Park, as you perform field sketching along the trail of artist Thomas Moran, whose own watercolor field sketches influenced Congress’ decision to set aside the area as a “museum of American Sublimity.” Hike historic trails, talk with experts in museums and sketch both onsite and in the studio as you invoke the spirit of Moran.


• Venture into areas of Yellowstone explored by the historic 1871 Hayden Survey, the expedition on which Thomas Moran created his famous watercolor sketches of the park.
• At the Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center, a curator presents a restricted collection of rare and fragile original watercolor field sketches by Moran.
• With you in the field are a naturalist who interprets Yellowstone's natural history and a teaching artist who assists you with your field sketching.

Program Notes

This program is based out of either Gardiner, MT or Alta, WY. Please see date notes for details.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles on established trails, boardwalks, some off-trail terrain.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Aug 4 — Aug 10, 2013 waitlist only  

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences


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