Adult Programs

Arboretum Uncorked: Paint a Tree in Watercolor (online)

Pour yourself a beverage and follow along as you paint a tree in watercolor in this live, online class.

Content Detail

Pour yourself a beverage and follow along as you paint a tree in watercolor in this live, online class. Learn basic color mixing and brush strokes, then join along with step-by-step instructions to paint a variety of trees. Get encouraging guidance from your instructor while you work. 

You’ll need to gather a simple list of supplies that you can use for this class. Explore your creative side and learn a few things, too!

How do I access the program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 
  • The program will be recorded.


  • You’ll need to gather some supplies before class. Make sure you have: 
    • A few watercolor paints (a red, a yellow, and a blue would be ideal, but we’ll work with whatever you have)
    • A sheet (or two) of 15X22 watercolor paper (like this
    • At least one round watercolor brush (size 4, 6, or 8 is great!)
    • A water cup
    • Paper towels
    • Masking tape or painter’s tape
    • A sturdy piece of cardboard or board to tape your paper to
    • A pencil
    • If you don’t have any watercolor supplies, you can purchase everything you need for about $15. Pick up a beginner’s kit, such as the Faber-Castell Watercolor Art for Beginners Kit, which includes paint, a brush, and paper). 
  • Questions about supplies? Email your instructor, Carrie, at humla [at] cscarlson [dot] com.
  • This program will take place using Zoom. A link will be provided to registrants by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 
  • Please add to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Automatically generated captions will be available.
  • Limit 35

Carrie Carlson, Artist

Carrie Carlson earned an MFA in Scientific Illustration from the University of Michigan and an MA in Printmaking from Governors State University. She is a full-time high school art teacher. In her free time, she loves to fill up travel sketchbooks and grow a rowdy garden.



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