C. Jennings Art

Kings Canyon Workshops

Experience Art Through Nature.

Experience Art in Nature with Art Instructor,

and trail guide christine & Matthew Jennings. Kings Canyon Workshops,

aims to provide a mixture of classical and modern art instruction,

as well as inspiration to students of all ages,

intertwined with education on our local wildlife and ecology .

Enroll now in an Art session, join one of many workshops,

and bring your paints on a 'Plein Air' Art Hike.

We utilize and enjoy the breathtaking views and

trails in Kings Canyon National Park as a setting for our many Outings.


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Art Lessons

Christine begins making art with new students by teaching them the basic Elements & principles of design.


  • line

  • shape

  • color

  • value

  • form

  • texture

  • space.

The principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist's intent.


  • Balance

  • Contrast

  • Emphasis

  • Movement

  • Pattern

  • Rhythm

  • Unity

  • Variety

 We will use both drawing and painting materials to experiment with and develop our knowledge of design.

young children can cultivate an understanding of concepts in art, through simple method,practice, and artful play.

It's also never too late to begin!

many adults have put art behind them, feeling that they lack talent, when all they really need to begin is a basic knowledge of concepts that help form art.

Students will be given projects, and exercises to take home, as well as book-lists for practice and inspiration.

Students will learn to use several learning modalities, we teach them...

  • how to focus and concentrate

  • make decisions

  • solve problems

  • plan sequence

  • develop hand-eye coordination

  • develop their mind's eye.

"How you plan on solving the design problem in front of you is the underlying logic, thinking, and reasoning."

These are just a few reasons why Art is such a useful tool for learning and education. Not to mention, the many therapeutic qualities of creative expression.

We hope you'll join us for Lessons in making art, we like to make each session really fun, engaging, and educational for both children and adults!


Explore Nature

Christine and Matthew Jennings plan and host several Nature Hikes each year that integrate exploration of local ecology with making art. We take groups of children and adults on trails to experience the beauty and wonder of our National Parks. We hope to inspire a new generation of artists and Naturalists!

Get your pass!

Bike through a forest. Walk in a desert. See a whale burst through the ocean's surface. Do all this and more with your pass. And bring a car full of family and friends for free!


Art Parties & Team Building

explore your creativity in an encouraging environment with step by step instruction, Ages 6 years old and up.


Reserve Your Art Session

Visit our Online Store to book an Art lesson, or contact us for more details.