We just returned from our latest Light Grey Art Lab Art Camp programs to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. We had an incredible journey wandering through the lush, alpine forests, mounting trails, and bubbling geyser basins with an adventurous group of creatives, Team Mink and Team Red Fox! We spent our days exploring some of the most wild, untouchable, and serene landscapes, learning about the native history, plants, trees, and animals that inhabit the earliest National Parks. At night, we gathered around the fire, sketched our favorite moments from the day, filled our postcards, talked about creativity, and celebrated our time together.
It was a moody and sensory experience hiking through the forests of Grand Teton National Prk. Spring came late this year, so the paths were lined with snow piles and budding plants. In the park, we hiked around Jenny Lake, the Lawrence Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson Lake, Oxbend, and so many serene and quiet landscapes. Our team saw a resting heard of elk, pronghorn, a fox, mule deer, and more tiny critters. During the program, we also had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, seeing some of the iconic and revolutionary wildlife art from the past several centuries, including work by John James Audubon, Carl Rungus, Georgia O’Keefe, and more. Our team also adventured through the rain storms to swim in a secret mountainside, hot spring in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Yellowstone National Park is unlike any other place. Situated over a supervolcano, every bubbling mudpot, geyser, steaming vent, or rainbow-colored landscape is a beautiful reminder of the active and acidic earth below. Team Red Fox was able to walk the paths around the Lower Geyser Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic, and so many more hydothermal features in Yellowstone. We ate ice cream and watched as Old Faithful erupt, climbed Mammoth Hot Springs, and stopped along the drive to enjoy some of the most majestic landscapes! Our team also explore Quake Lake, visited the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, went horseback riding through the national forest! We enjoyed each others company in many late night conversations and painting along the waterfalls!
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