Come learn how to paint birds with an experienced watercolor artist. Take a short walk to observe the resident birds of the sanctuary, and then return to the Barn to use watercolors to paint images of birds in their natural habitats. Learn techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, salt, and wax, and how to use plastic wrap to achieve special effects. No previous experience is necessary. All materials will be provided. About the instructor: Brenda Sloane has studied watercolor at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, and the Emerson Umbrella in Concord. She has been teaching art classes at the sanctuary for several years. For more about Brenda and her beautiful watercolors, go to http://www.hawkfeatherfarm.com. Instructions and Directions: Meets in the Barn. All materials will be provided. Please dress for the weather since we will spend a portion of the class outdoors. Limited to 12. Registration is required. Register online or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.
Focus your "peepers" on more than just leaves this fall! Autumn is an exciting time of change in nature, when both plants and animals get ready for the coming cold. Walk the sanctuary trails while investigating some of the signs of this beautiful season. Learn about the amazing ways that plants and animals prepare themselves for survival and test some of your own skills. Instructions and Directions: Meets in the Nature Center. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footgear. Registration is required. Register online or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.
When: Oct 29, 2016 1:30PM in Topsfield, MA Cost: $9; $7 children
Topsfield Massachusetts is an area of rolling hills and meandering streams and has some of the highest land in Essex County. Topsfield has a rural nature and contains a typical New England town common.
The town is home to many acres of protected land and trails which includes Bradley Palmer State Park. It is an excellent choice for hiking and biking in the spring and summer and cross country skiing in the winter. Topsfield also has plenty of agricultural land and hosts the Topsfield Fair.
The Topsfield Fair is America’s oldest agricultural fair established in 1818 and held every October during harvest time. The Fair is chock full of agricultural exhibits as well as homemade baked goods and farm animals. There is also a largest pumpkin contest-always the most popular exhibit. It also has plenty for the kids including great stuff to eat and also a midway loaded with amusement park rides and games and a parade. The Topsfield Fair is a fun time for everyone and well worth the price of admission. Plan to spend a day there next October-you will be glad you did.