Fall into Watercolors: Learn to Paint and ID Fall Foliage at Creek Farm

Fall foliage in New England is famous, with “leaf peepers” coming from all over to see Mother Nature show off her magnificence.  What better way to celebrate our spectacular fall colors than to combine two of our favorite things, science and art, for this exciting and fun program? Ever wonder what those beautiful trees are, where they live and why they turn such fabulous colors? Ever want to learn to paint those trees and their leaves? Here is your chance!

If you have ever wanted to learn to paint in watercolors, trees and leaves make a perfect introduction. Local watercolor artist Bill Paarlberg and Forest Society Naturalist and Educator Sarah Kern are teaming up to bring you this 3-hour exploration of trees and their leaves that will also introduce you to the tools and techniques you need to make watercolor painting fun. Everything will be simple and easy. You will come out of this class with the skills and confidence you need to keep painting and plus being able to identify 5 local trees and their leaves. Watercolor beginners only. 

Creek Farm, owned and protected by the Forest Society since 2000, is the perfect backdrop as a hidden gem of Portsmouth. We look forward to seeing you!

*We will have a minimum sign up to run the course with signups to be completed by September 25.  If participation is not met, the course will be canceled so grab a friend and sign up today because we have limited spots!*

Materials list to be emailed out to participants upon registration.


$75 not-yet-member

$25 member


Creek Farm

400 Little Harbor Road Education Center
PortsmouthRockingham County, New Hampshire 03801