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Adult Opportunities

Arboretum Uncorked: Succulents in Bloom (online)

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

Content Detail

Learn basic color mixing and brush strokes, then join along with step-by-step instructions to paint a variety of cacti and other succulents in watercolor. 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, and for your next projects, too.

Explore your creative side and appreciate the details of succulents.

This program meets on Zoom.

Instructor: Carrie Carlson, artist

Age: 16 and older


Carrie Carlson, artist

Carrie Carlson earned an MFA in scientific illustration at 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.

What to Know

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 education@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.

Automatically generated captions will be available.

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 15” X 22” watercolor paper (like this)
  • At least one round watercolor brush (size 4, 6, or 8 )
  • 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 Carlson, at carrie@carriecarlsonart.com.


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