Join us on an adventure to explore one of our nation's most extreme landscapes; the colorful plateaus of Grand Teton National Park! We'll explore the pristine mountain lakes, watch the dusk colors paint the landscape in shades of purple, and learn about the creatures that thrive in this wild environment. We'll hike forest trials, sketch wildlife in their natural habitat, and look forward to exploring the wild outdoors together.
Our four-day / three-night all-inclusive journey will challenge creatives to explore, expand and express themselves amongst the dramatic backdrop of Grand Teton National Park's many wonders as we explore, draw, and converse together.
• Admission to the National Museum of Wildlife Art (where a huge collection of John James Audubon, Ansel Adams, and many other incredible artists).
• Admission to the Teton Raptor Center to learn about and draw owls, hawks, and birds of prey
• Take a driving tour at dusk and view a huge variety of wildlife including elk, moose, pika and more.
• A visit to the picturesque Jenny Lake
• A sketch-hike on Cascade Canyon trail or Antelope Flats
• A visit to the Granite Hot Springs or nearby Kelly Warm Springs
• A chance to view Bison, Elk, Moose and Raptors in their element.
AND OF COURSE... Plenty of time for creative conversation, sketching the gorgeous surroundings, and tons of LGAL led activities!
OPTIONAL ADD-ON: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
If you are interested in extending your trip and joining us for "part 1" of our journey to Yellowstone National Park, we will be offering a program extension. CLICK HERE For more information on the Yellowstone Art Camp!
Arrangements will be made to pick up all participants from the Idaho Falls Airport and head toward Jackson where we'll get to know one another over coffee! Our first stop will be the National Wildlife Museum where we'll get to explore the archives of some of the most influential wildlife artists such as John James Audubon, Ansel Adams and many more.
As the sun sets, we'll drive toward our cabin at dusk to get a glimpse of some of the area's resident wildlife. The Grand Teton National Park is home to a huge variety of wildlife and we'll be able to view them as they are most active in the early morning and early evening. We hope to catch a glimpse of a lot of animal babies at this time of year as well!
"Grand Teton National Park is home to hundreds of species of wildlife. Whether you spot something as large as a Bison or something as small as a Pika, the possibilities are endless." -- National Park Service
We'll arrive at our new home and make a big, family-style dinner, participate in a fun creative workshop led by the Light Grey team, and then have a chance to jump in the hot-tub and get a fire going outside amongst the stars.
We'll wake up early and head to the Teton Raptor Center, where we'll meet their senior scientist and be introduced to their resident birds! Teton Raptor Center rehabilitates injured raptors and provides education about some of the region's incredible birds of prey. We'll learn about the social, feeding, and territorial activities of eagles, owls, falcons and more while we have a chance to sketch them in an intimate setting.
That afternoon we'll head toward Jenny Lake, where we'll eat lunch alongside the view of the Tetons reflecting off of the still water and have a chance to hike, sketch and photograph the flora and fauna of the area on one of several Jenny Lake hiking trails. Jenny Lake is notorious for eagle sightings, so we'll have our binoculars ready!
As always, our travels give us a chance to spend time exploring, learning and reflecting and our time at Jenny Lake will be at a leisurely pace so we can have time to paint, meditate, or explore to your heart's content!
If weather permits, campers may also be able to stop by and rent canoes or kayaks to see a very different side of the lake!
As the sun sets, we'll make our way back toward our cabin and get ready for an evening BBQ and game night!
An optional evening star-walk will be available for those that would like to view the night sky in our area and take in some fresh air or snap a few photos of the constellations above us.
After a nice breakfast, we'll pack our lunches and head north toward Jackson where we'll walk the trails near Cascade Canyon or Antelope Flats. Both areas have views of the Teton's iconic landscape, wild sage, herds of bison, elk and plenty of unique plant life. Here, we'll get a chance to learn more about the foliage and the Light Grey team will provide some resources for understanding the local plant-life and it's unique history, as well as lead a fun creative workshop out in the field!
We'll gather for lunch and view (with the option of swimming!) the hot springs nearby! Grand Teton is home to two very special hot-water features. Granite Hot Springs and Kelly Warm Springs are both wonderful places to dip your feet (or take a swim!) and experience bath-like water temperatures. Kelly Warm Springs even is home to some hardy and non-native tropical fish!
We'll watch the sun set over the nearby mountains and finish our last minute plein air paintings or photos and head back to the cabin for a family-style meal and a ton of optional night-time activities, a dip in the hot-tub, and a chance to relax on our last night together.
After a final farewell breakfast and coffee we'll gather our things and head back to Idaho Falls where participants will have the option to stay and explore at their leisure before heading back to the airport to catch their flight, or traveling on to Idaho Falls Airport.
Questions about participating for both sessions? Send us a note! firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT LIGHT GREY ART CAMPS:
The Light Grey Art Camps are designed to be fun, full of inspiring adventures & creative challenges including fun creative discussions and activities, and a chance for us to see incredible spaces together and learn from each other!
This adventure is perfect for people looking to connect with other creatives over a unique and intimate experience where we'll step out of our comfort zones and have a great time getting to know one another! For more information about Light Grey's other programs, send us a note at email@example.com.
The base price for this 4 day / 3 night trip includes transportation to-and-from Idaho Falls and during the program, meals, lodging, and some supplies for our creative sessions, as well as admission to Grand Teton National Park, National Museum of Wildlife Art, and all of the fun activities we'll host at the cabin!
LODGING & OUR HOME:
Our Art Camps are for individuals looking for an intimate, camp-like atmosphere!
We share a home together during our stay where we enjoy family-style meals, round-table discussions and lots of time bonding over activities in a shared space! We offer dormitory-style sleeping accommodations with 1 - 4 roommates. We have an assortment of sleeping options, and couples are encouraged to apply together in order for us to assign the most comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. Our trips are planned with budget in mind and we do our best to keep the cost down by choosing spaces & places that allow us to share resources on our journey!
The LGAL team prepares family-style meals each day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks will be available at the cabin as well! Accommodations for specific needs can be arranged. Those wishing to pick up a couple special things will have access to both a liquor store and a grocery store during their stay!
This is a moderate-to-high activity level trip that includes plenty of outdoor hiking. Participants should be ready to explore on foot and a spend a reasonable amount of time outdoors. The average Wyoming temperature in May is 55 degrees fahrenheit. We expect all types of weather, and will provide a packing list to participants in advance of the trip.
Flights are not included in the price of this program as people may be joining us from all over the country or beyond! We encourage people to look into flights to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Anyone wishing to spend more time in the area may also request information on other fun things to see while your'e in town, or recommendations on how to extend your trip!
** Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have and we will gladly help!
If you have any questions about the experience, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org