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Sun, Jun 16


Harvest Preserve

Nature Artwork: Basics of Landscape Painting

Capture nature's beauty, one brushstroke at a time

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Nature Artwork: Basics of Landscape Painting
Nature Artwork: Basics of Landscape Painting

Time & Location

Jun 16, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

Harvest Preserve, 1645 N Scott Blvd, Iowa City, IA

About the Event

Immerse yourself in the serene art of landscape painting. Learn basic drawing and painting strategies on-site, capturing the beauty of nature in real-time. Perfect for beginners, this class provides foundational skills to create beautiful outdoor artwork.

Any participant can submit oak-themed artwork or poetry to the "Iowa Oak Project" and receive a $20 stipend for their submission. More information will be provided during the class.


Basic watercolor and sketching supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer. If you wish to have an outdoor painting easel, you must bring your own.

  • Standard attire and sun protection for hands-on outdoor learning: hat, jeans, sunscreen.
  • Required: Water for drinking and painting.
  • Outdoor seating; e.g., lawn chair. Required if you want to paint without and easel.


Sliding scale fee: $15 - $5, based upon your access to resources.

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount. Learn about Backyard Abundance membership.


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Jacob Lesan, an artist from Coralville, Iowa, is renowned for his nature-inspired landscapes and plein air paintings. As an instructor, Jacob shares his expertise and passion, inspiring students to connect deeply with nature through art. He has a rich background in art and music from the University of Northern Iowa.


Harvest Preserve: 1645 N Scott Blvd, Iowa City. We'll gather in the pond house.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please  frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of  time, materials and funds.

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